Saturday, October 23, 2010

My Waiting Place

Here is a repost of a blog that I posted on It explains what I chose My Weighting Place as the title for my new blog. My previous blogs can be found on my SparkPeople blog page.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Dr. Seuss wrote a great book called "The Places You Will Go". In this story the main character goes to many different places on his way to success. One of the places he stops is in the "Waiting Place" where everyone is just waiting. Waiting for a bus. Waiting for a date. Everyone is just waiting.

During my weight loss journey I often come to this waiting place. I am currently in a waiting place. My scale hasn't moved in about a week. No big deal, but not the usual. I do weigh myself every morning and every morning the scale does a little something. It might be up a little. Usually it goes down a 1/3 or even an 1/8 of a pound. When I hit my "waiting place" it stays the same no matter what I do. I can work out, eat more, eat less, drink a lot of water, drink no water. It stays the same! For example, I have weight 222.4 for 4 days in a row. The scale has not moved even a 1/10th up or down in 4 days. Strange, huh?

I get to this "waiting place" every 5-7 weeks. There doesn't seem to be a rhyme or reason for my arrival. I'll be in my "waiting place" for a week or two and then SNAP I'll get right out of it. The week following my "waiting place" brings me big losses on the scale. Someone might be discouraged in this waiting place, but I see it as a healthy reminder that the scale is NOT the only thing that matters. I am healthy, strong, and getting better every day!

So, what do I do when I hit a little plateau? I log my food, exercise 5 days a week, drink water and get enough sleep- the same thing I do every day!


  1. Way to go Kari! Im so excited to follow your weight loss journey!

  2. I am so glad you wrote this post almost 3 years ago...I'm finally accepting that not only the scale matters. It's been a huge struggle for me over the last 1.5 years, but I'm finally getting there. I've always taken the long way around...but eventually I find my way. :)

    1. I'm so glad you read and commented on this post! I have not read it in years. It's a good reminder for each of us. *Must go back and reread old entries. You will be there to find your way and I can't wait to watch it unfold!


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On June 19, 2009 I started my weight loss journey. It has become quite the journey! As of today (2-1-11) I have lost 162 pounds and have gained a whole new life. This blog is a continuation of my journey. I hope to inspire and encourage others through my process.