A Bump in the Road

I’m 9 Weeks into this whole weight loss/exercise/diet thing and I guess I hit a bump in the road. Last week I weighed 227.5lbs and this week I was back @ 230lbs. I don’t really think I gained 2.5 lbs. I think it has to do with when I weigh myself. I didn’t eat as well this past week (and I have no excuses – well, maybe I could blame Shana’s visit for one meal, but. . .well. . . that’s just me playing the “blame game” that I learned from my ancestors back in Genesis.) Anyway, I think there are probably gonna be weeks where I feel like I’m getting nowhere. This is one of them, but regardless of what the scales say, I can still say I feel better. I feel like I’m really doing well. I’ve been on the cholesterol medication for just over a month now and taking “fish oil” for about as long. The lifestyle change that I’m really seeking is well underway and it really hasn’t been as difficult as I had imagined. If I can just make my feet hit the floor in the mornings, then after that, the exercise part comes easy. Eating better will always be difficult, but I’m finding more things that I enjoy that are “healthy.” (By the way, Miranda made some great pork chops last night!)

Here are the pics:

Week 9 - 230lbs

Week 9 - 230lbs

Week 1 - 240lbs - Yuck!

Week 1 - 240lbs - Yuck!

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6 thoughts on “A Bump in the Road

  1. DeeAnne Gibbs Row

    It could be that you gained muscle mass which weighs more than fat — at least that is what my trainer tells me. 🙂

  2. Lorel Hohl

    Foods that are really high in sodium can cause water retention weight gain. Could be that. Definitely the time of the day is a factor. I’ve been going to Weight Watchers in recent years and can vouch for the benefits of weigh-ins early in the day.

  3. Lorel Hohl

    Really proud of you, Steve, for making these changes! Here’s a tip I learned at weight watchers: get an empty backpack. Fill it with bags of sugar, flour, butter, etc. that weighs the same amount as what you have lost. Strap it on your back and see how it feels… Heavy! It’s amazing to experience the amount of weight you have lost.

  4. Kelly Dalton Colosimo

    I can put on 4 lbs in a day if I eat too much salty, rich food!
    Weigh yourself the same time every day – wearing the same thing every day!

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