Friday, November 14, 2008

Maintaining

Scale was not happy for me this morning...up 0.2 from last week. And I was VERY good this week...no real "bad" food at all and exercise exactly the same number of days as usual. This is very perplexing (and, to be honest, upsetting). I was looking for a loss of a few pounds today...in my body, I actually FEEL slimmer this week. But the scale doesn't lie. Although it IS capricious...after I weighed this morning (naked, before eating or drinking anything, after bathroom -- all as usual) I went on a walk with DB at the beach for coffee. When we got back, I thought I'd get on the scale again...maybe the earlier thing was an aberration? NOPE. I was THREE POUNDS more and I am SURE I did not drink three pounds of coffee or add three pounds of clothing. It's really hard to understand. :-(

So I'm looking for any good news I can find today. I guess it's good that I've been maintaining at a net of about 20 pounds down. I haven't moved up or down the scale more than a few pounds in about three months. But I do not WANT to maintain here. While this is a good weight for me and, I guess, easy to maintain (seems to be where I settle when eating well and exercising, but not being totally Drastic), it's at the high end of where I WANT to be. If I were down 8-10 or so pounds, I would have leeway for upcoming holidaying. I really NEED that leeway. My maintenance weight needs to be 10 pounds less than I am now (although I'd like to be about 8 pounds less than that).

It sure was nice to get up early and do the coffee walk on the beach though! In the winter I think I may need to do this more often....with the change in time, if I don't see the ocean in the morning, I don't see it at all except on the weekends because it's dark when I get home. It is truly beautiful...I could watch the surfers all day...and I feel energized this morning!

Bad news is the bad fire north of here in Montecito...there was a minute this morning when I thought DB would have to go up to Nearby Town (VERY nearby Montecito) to help protect his family's house from the fires, but it seems that, for now, the house is safe. Either way, he's going up tomorrow for his week of duty (although we heard this morning that The Good One is headed into town unexpectedly so DB will probably get to come home after only a few days this week -- yay!). Please send good thought to all those families who lost their homes so quickly last night...DB's niece, her wife and baby were evacuated last night.

Other than this, it's been a good week...I celebrated my 15-year anniversary at my job so I've been there about a third of my life! Wow, hard to believe. And there are MANY employees who have been at the firm longer. That tells you something about how special a place it is. I am lucky that my path led me to this firm. :-)

Have a good weekend everyone!

3 comments:

Vickie said...

I think that it is Laura that can get on and off several times in the same morning and have different numbers. Is it on carpeting?

LG said...

Congratulations on your 15 years! That's awesome.

I was worried about you and your family with the fires; I'm glad you're okay but I hope everyone else's homes are okay.

Don't worry about 0.2 -- that's how much? I agree with Vickie on how the numbers can change.

Laura N said...

I am a bit down on the scale, but I don't feel like it. The scale DOES lie! I swear, my 149 today is not the same 149 it was a month ago. I haven't been very active exercise wise in the past month, and I'm assuming it is possible to lose a few pounds of muscle mass and put on a few pounds of fat, and have your body look & feel completely different. And that's where I am right now. I bet, that your working out is building muscle and the weight not moving on the scale is that whole muscle is heavy/denser than fat (not muscle weighs more than fat, because a pound of fat and a pound of muscle weigh the same, but muscle takes up less space...yada yada yada it's one of my pet peeves, I'm weird!).

ANYWAY... I'm in the same boat, wanting to maintain about 8 pounds lower. It's such a struggle to get there. But we have before, and we can do it again.

Have a super week! And boy, are you blessed to be in a job for 15 years & still love it.