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26 August 2010 @ 08:21 am
The scale, she isn't moving.  
*warning for carrie!swears and abused parentheses*

I've been sticking to The Diet. I've been GOOD. I mean saintly good. No-tarnish-on-the-halo-my-wings-are-bigger-than-yours good. I've not cheated, not ONE TIME. And the fricking scale is looking to get thrown out the damn second story window to shatter into a billion pieces on the front walk because SHE WILL NOT BUDGE.

Just like a woman, right?

I might turn her in for a younger model, now that I'm thinking about it.

I know I'm losing. I'm at least losing inches. I've lost 4 1/4 inches from various places measured with a tape (except for my hips, because they're apparently effing intractable on the matter of weight loss, as if they want to hold on to the curves), my clothes are fitting much better (I could get the size eights on and buttoned, though I wouldn't wear them in public, or, you know, if I needed to breathe), so WHY WON'T THE FREAKING SCALE MOVE?

Bad Fricking Words. BAD ones. THE WORST ones.

Come ON, man! Throw me a bone, here! I'm thisclose to getting on the elliptical and going until the damn scale decides to let go. (Interesting note: One entire episode of Supernatural = 750 calories burned. Also, I had a dream about Dean Winchester where all we did was cuddle. Evidently I'm a faithful wife even in my dreams. Talk about your frustration.)

So, yeah. Scale is a pain in the ass. Carrie is frowny.

I'll return you back to your regularly scheduled friend's list, now.
 
 
I feel:: grumpygrumpy
I hear:: Dancing Queen - Abba
 
 
 
Sharlenemynuet on August 26th, 2010 02:55 pm (UTC)
If you're losing inches but the scale hasn't moved, I'd say you're in a good place, since you gained muscle but lost enough fat not to weigh more.

One thing to keep in mind is that your body gets used to it if you keep to a certain level of food and/or exercise. Maybe you need to switch it up a little?
Carrie Leigh: pretty ginnycarrie_leigh on August 26th, 2010 07:08 pm (UTC)
Switch it up. Hm. *ponders*

Sharlenemynuet on August 26th, 2010 07:14 pm (UTC)
Your body is a tricky devil. Give it a doughnut and throw it for a loop.
tracyj23tracyj23 on August 26th, 2010 03:13 pm (UTC)
Muscle weighs more than fat so as you're losing fat you're gaining muscle. This is a good thing, and you know it's a good thing BECAUSE you've lost inches and are wearing smaller clothes. We always get stuck on the numbers (me included) but it's really how you feel and how you look that are the important things. You're being disciplined and getting results - I'd say that's definitely a win!

Try to forget about the numbers. Throw your scale out the window if you have to.
Carrie Leigh: kick asscarrie_leigh on August 26th, 2010 07:09 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks for the attagirl.

And I'm thinking about it. Seriously thinking about it.
tracyj23: Castle - Castle/Beckett - tracyj23 on August 26th, 2010 08:08 pm (UTC)
Welcome.

Do it. Don't hesitate. Get a newer model, you know you want to. ;) I could use one too - I know my scale is at LEAST 15 years old, probably more, and my house is crooked so I'm sure it doesn't give an accurate weight. (I can rationalize anything.)
Not a lady at all: comic: magnifying glasscosmo_jenny on August 26th, 2010 05:04 pm (UTC)
You developed muscles which will help you burn more calories.

When weighting yourself, it is important to do it every day/week at the same time. Of course, you are lighter in the morning after visiting the loo than after dinner.
Also make sure the scale has ONE place. Moving it will mess with its accuracy.
Carrie Leigh: Beautiful Womencarrie_leigh on August 26th, 2010 07:10 pm (UTC)
Awesome.

And I do. The first thing I do when I wake up is to visit the bathroom, then step on the scale.

It's also like 10 years old. Maybe that's an issue.
Not a lady at allcosmo_jenny on August 26th, 2010 07:13 pm (UTC)
*laughs* Ours is 20 years old. I actually only use it to see if I lost or gained weight. Never to actually determine my weight.
Jessica K Malfoy: disney: lotte tiana thinks your crazy lijessicakmalfoy on August 26th, 2010 05:16 pm (UTC)
SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

the trainer at my gym says when that happens (twice now to me) i have to add an additional piece of hard core cardio to my routine and cut about 100 calories.

misery.
Carrie Leigh: Arthur isn't impressedcarrie_leigh on August 26th, 2010 07:10 pm (UTC)
Misery is right. Blergh.
smiling little sunflower...juliel on August 26th, 2010 05:26 pm (UTC)
I too, had plateaued for 3 weeks(previous to this one!) and my diet counsellors had me add extra protein to my diet(a whopping "maybe" 100calories per day?) and last week I lost 3.6lbs. Weird. But its true, our bodies do get VERY comfortable, VERY quickly.
Carrie Leigh: baseball hatcarrie_leigh on August 26th, 2010 07:11 pm (UTC)
It gained the weight easily enough, you'd think it would be alright with letting it go!
O Demanding One: Encourage: Live Laugh Love ♥ :)heyurs on August 26th, 2010 09:36 pm (UTC)

*cackling at a frowny, bad wordy, Carrie* ♥

Throw that damn thing out the window! And then toss your hair at it! HAHAHA! You look great! I can FEEL it! ;D

Sister Roserose_in_texas on August 27th, 2010 02:23 am (UTC)
I had the same experience while fasting to be in "Gypsy" regarding diet and the stuck needle on the bathroom scale. For what that's worth.

I gutted it out and did the show, but the photo evidence has been buried FOREVER!