Friday, February 1, 2013

Huge Loss this week

So the other day I was bemoaning the fact that I had "only" lost 8.4 pounds (about 2 pounds a week).  I  *knew* that 2 pounds a week was healthy, but it still felt so slow.  And I promised to try to be more content.

Then I weighed in this morning. I normally weigh in only on Tuesdays. But I decided to weigh in today (Friday) since it's the first of the month. I thought it would be nice to have a total number of pounds lost during January.  My last weigh in was 297.6.

So I stepped on the scale. (Not my scale or my legs!)

My weight today (3 days later!) was (drumroll please)
Yes. You read that correctly.  A 5.8 pound loss.

I didn't quite believe it. So I moved the scale all around the bathroom. (In case it was unlevel.) I got the same number each time.

This brings my weight loss in January to 14 pounds.  That's almost a pound every 2 days.

I don't know if my body is just catching up with the work I'm doing.  Or if adding running is helping.  Of if I was retaining water.  Or if it was a fluke.  But I am thrilled!

Tomorrow I'll post my monthly update pictures. I decided on first Saturday of each month.


  1. Congrats! It is always nice to have the hard work you are putting in show up on the scale!

  2. Woo-hoo! Two more pounds would have been nothing to sneeze at, but still... :)

    I'm playing catch up on my reader and saw your list of accomplishments AND that you'd started running. No matter what the scale says, Julie, you are doing some amazing things!


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