Thursday, November 1, 2012

Scales, measurements and stuff

A few days ago I was complaining that my weight loss was SO slow and hadn't  seemed to move in months! I've always heard that you shouldn't weigh yourself everyday, but I admit, I'm a daily weigh-er! So, some mornings I'm excited, other mornings I'm depressed! I let the scales have control over my day! But still in a way, I felt like it kept me accountable too.
 Well, a few days ago I was having one of those depressed mornings. How is it possible that I can run 25+ miles a week, do a strength training dvd 4 days a week, and the stupid scale not even move an ounce?! I eat healthy, some days probably too few calories. I do have icecream once a week though. But even still, I should be losing weight!

 Then I remembered I hadn't taken my measurements in a long time. So I took them again.
  I saw that in the last 3 months I've lost 10 lbs (terrible), and 13.5 inches!! 5 from my waist, and 4 from my hips! The others from my arms and thighs. I'm so excited about that!

 So, new experiment... I will not weigh again until Dec. 1. I've never gone that long without weighing, but I'm just going to try it! I would love to lose 10 lbs this month and some more inches!


I decided to take a random picture of my legs, just to see my progress. I didn't realize they look MASSIVE!! I don't want man legs! Lol! But I'm very grateful these legs help me run!
 

Speaking of running, 2 more days until my 2nd Half Marathon! I'm so excited! The weather will be perfect, and I'm going to PR! My time will be 2:30 or less. There, I just had to put that in writing for you all to see!

QOTD:
How often do you weigh yourself?

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  1. I feel like I'm having the same problem. But I have seen inches lost more than weight so that's always a plus.
    I try and only weigh myself once a week but sometimes I do it more...
    Yay for your 2nd marathon can't wait to read all about it and good luck!!

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    1. I've learned inches are more important anyway! Thank you, I'll let you know how it goes!!

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  2. Ooooo! Two more days until your 1/2!! I love to read about people's race experience :D

    Anyway, THAT'S A LOT OF INCHES, GIRL! Nice!

    I used to be a daily-weigher and really let little fluctuations dictate my mood. Bad times. I think it is GREAT that you're taking the month off the scale. It's been about 2/3 months now and I have no idea what I weight - and I'm going to keep it that way. These days, I have a specific pair of jeans and top that I use to gauge where I'm at! :)

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    1. That's a great way to gauge it, the numbers on a scale shouldn't be that important! I'm trying to learn that!

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  3. Half Marathon!!!! I also have decided after today to take a month off of the scale. I have decided that it is more important to feel good about yourself then about a number. I am buying a new outfit to wear for thanksgiving to help with motivation!

    Best of luck this weekend!

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    1. Good, I'll have a non weighing buddy for the month! :) Buying a new outfit is definitely motivation. Thanks, Felicia!

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  4. Those are the legs of a runner! They look great! I am a daily weigh-er too. It is very frustrating at times. Good luck on your half-marathon! I'll be doing my first one sometime next year :)

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer! I'm going to follow you, because I want to hear all about your first one, it'll be unforgettable, for sure!

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  5. Way to go girl! That's an awesome loss in inches AND in pounds! Since I began training for my 1/2, my weight loss has stalled out, which is frustrating.....seriously- I work out 6 days a week! But I am learning that it's not about the scale! I feel fantastic and I am HEALTHY......the scale will follow in it's own sweet time!!
    Yay for your second 1/2! My 1st on is a week from Saturday- I am SUPER stoked!! :)

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    1. Thanks, ELizabeth! I know, it is SO frustrating when you're working hard, but the scale doesn't show it! But you feel great and you're healthy- that's what's really important! (I have to tell myself that too!)
      I can't wait to hear about your half!! I know you'll do awesome!

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  6. I read this too often, I am from a different school of thought, I forget the scale and I look at body fat, for example, your a perfect example of it, you might have lost 10 pounds in 3 months, but you lost 13.5 inches, and that is a significant loss, so your burning fat and producing muscles in its place. Fit is the new thin.

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  7. Hi Katie.
    New to your blog.
    I have the exact same issue.( Although am not a runner yet)
    But my weight loss is S_L_O_W.
    if u check out my blog you will know.

    Congrats on the inch loss :)
    I weigh myself everyweek....(at times in b/w too)

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    1. Hi and welcome! Thank you! It is hard when the scale doesn't move. I will check out your blog!

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  8. btw forgot to add...Sexy legs..:)
    Hope mine too get sooo toned some day

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    1. Oh, thank you! I love your blog name- I have a twin sister! :)

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    2. :) wow thats great, maybe I could take some twin advice from you ;)

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  9. I think your legs look awesome. and you've lost A LOT. your goin gto have such fun on your next half. I can't WAIT to race again. Next year is my year to qualify for Boston:)

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