Weekly weigh-in: -------
Total loss: ------
This scale-ignoring business is difficult, lemme tell you.
There’s a cold comfort in that sneak peek, in that quick assurance that the weight isn’t somehow finding its way back from the dark corners where I’ve banished it.
However, I’m still flying blind, and it’s still a disconcerting feeling. Especially since my appetite seems to have ratcheted up with the increase in strength training. I really don’t feel like I’m incinerating the calories like I was before, but I’m sure a hungry-mungry these days. I’ve been mindful to pay attention to my protein as I try to pack on a little more muscle, but lately it seems like I’m fighting off the urge to eat more and more and more.
Speaking of cleaning my plate, I was going to do some bloggy clean-up work here today. There were a couple of folks that recognized me with some pretty nice awards, but I forgot to bookmark them at the time and I forgot who gave them to me, what they were for and what I was supposed to do with them. Let’s just say that I was awarded the Generic Blog Award award and leave it at that, okay?
Speaking of awards, I’m still pulling my hair out over whom to award my little cash giveaway. So many worthy recipients, so many compelling stories. There are folks out there struggling in so many ways, yet still making progress towards their goals. It’s times like this that I wish I were a millionaire instead of a hundredaire.
During my first pass, I was only about to eliminate one contestant: Mary from A Merry Life, who was planning on giving the $100 prize to her mother. You may not know this, but Mary’s mom is the lady who spent half the summer bad-mouthing me in the comment section of Mary’s blog for all my sassy talk. I’m not saying her mother didn’t have good reason to fire snippy comments at me (nobody likes being stood up for her high school prom), but c’mon…
On an totally unrelated note, I’ve been getting quite a few emails lately from folks just getting started on their weight-loss journeys. It’s been nearly a year now since I made those first few bumbling, stumbling steps, but I remember them like it was yesterday. It’s really got me thinking about the oooomph it takes to get that ball rolling, the want-to it requires to turn a life change into a lifestyle. It’s really gotten me doing some heavy-duty thinking on the subject, so expect to see some more rambling in the not-too-distant future…
As for today… today I’m staying off the scale but not off-plan.
I may not know what I weigh, but I know where I’m going.
Note: Please keep in mind that today's the day you're supposed to set your scale back ten pounds for Daylighter Savings Time. Just another public service annoncement from Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit.