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Getting really real... bought a scale today. Ouch!

Monday, April 23, 2012

I haven't owned a scale in many years. I always reasoned that it was silly to get distracted with the numbers on a scale, that I should just go by how my clothes fit, etc.. I had estimated the weight that I put down here on Spark. The heaviest I've ever been in my life was 215 pounds. I thought that I wasn't quite that big (didn't feel it or look it), so I estimated my weight to be 210. I have been working so hard for the past two weeks to eat better and get exercise, that I decided to go out and get a scale today. I thought, for sure, that I would be below my estimated weight of 210, and that it would motivate my further. Well, lo and behold, I weigh 229.4 pounds. You could have knocked me down with a feather. How did I get here???? Yes, I had a baby, but at my one week post partum check, I weighed only 212. I also became a stay at home mom, but that is also no excuse. My kid loves to go for walks in his stroller, and he also takes two long naps during the day. I have time to exercise. I moved out of state, away from all of my family and friends, which has caused me some stress. I am a stress eater for sure, but I'm the only one who can control what I eat. I'm shocked and dismayed, but also even more motivated. I'm still going to try hard to not get to obsessed with the number on the scale. It hasn't been good for me in the past. I'm going to weigh once a week, on Monday mornings, just like I did today. For the following week I'm going to set a mini goal. I will get in one hour of cardio every day, weight train every other day, and keep my calorie intake as close to 1500 as I possibly can. I'm excited to see what my results will be in one week.
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