Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Not What I Weigh

I am not what I weigh.
I am not what I weigh.
I am not what I weigh.

I am a mom, wife, daughter and friend.
I am a 1/2 marathoner.
I am a triathlete.
I am consistent with my nutrition and exercise (day 26 today!).

I'm not what I weigh, but what I weigh is constantly on my mind and heart. I wake up and wonder what the scale would say. I feel hungry and get a little excited that my body might be burning a tenth of a pound. 

My official 2 week weigh-in is on Friday, but I did look this morning. I have been obsessed with wondering and decided to just sneak a peek. I am 2 pounds over what I was a week and a half ago. WHAT?!?!?! 

The only thing that I can think is that it must be fluid retention. I haven't been drinking enough water. Truth be told, I haven't been drinking any water. I know, I know.

Increasing my fluids starting right now

I'm not what I weigh, but I sure would like my weight to reflect my nutrition/exercise. Going to hydrate my body and then reevaluate on Friday. I''ve been sticking close to 2000 than 1800 calories a day and am wondering if I should be closer to the 1800 range. 

Goal for today- 80 ounces of water. Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate.



  1. Carbs!!! I know my carb range between loss, maintain, and gain is super narrow. I get my carbs from non starchy veggies. I eat lots, so they add up fast.

    Good luck and I sleep like a baby when my carb range is in check with weight maintenance. Double win!

  2. Do you use an activity monitor? I record my calories in My Fitness Pal (even though I am doing WW) and that talks to my Fitbit so I can always see what my calorie deficit is each day. That really, really helps me to know how much I can eat to have a reasonable calorie deficit and how much activity I need to get.


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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.