I never get on the scale. I have blogged before on how much I hate the scale. I especially hate it when I am working out because it does not give you accurate weight loss because when you gain muscle the numbers will not go down as much.
Today I fought with myself for about 40 minutes and then bit the bullet and hopped on to the scale. I had to be weighed at one of my last doctor’s appointments right before I started this journey around the end of November 2009. So it has been four months.
Here is what my numbers were from August-November 2009:
• Had a baby in august and my weight about 4 hours before I gave birth was 252 pounds. In November at my last appointment I was down to 224 pounds. I did not exercise at all and had toxemia and was on bed rest and an infected c-section scar. The weight loss was simply water loss from the pregnancy.
• Today I weigh 196 pounds. I am actually 8 pounds lighter then I was when I got pregnant last December. I was pretty excited to see the number go less than 200 pounds. I literally got on and off the scale 4 times to make sure it was right, whihoo!
I still have a lot to go but this does give me some more incentive and drive to keep doing what I am doing. I figure that by the time I go out of town for the summer near the end of June I could see another 20 pounds or so gone. This will make my whole summer and then some! Maybe by the end of the summer I will be at my goal weight. Not entirely sure the exact number but I know that for me anywhere from the 160-170’s is healthy for my frame and muscle size.
I really need to get a recent picture posted and will get one on here this week.