Tuesday, August 21, 2007

May Day Weight Loss Challenge Weigh-In #15

This week, I ended up with a totally undeserved, but much appreciated loss of 2.4 lbs. I'm down to 232.4 lbs, which is just 0.4 lbs higher than the lowest weight I've seen on the scale so far. I've lost a total of 17.4 lbs during the May Day Weight Loss Challenge, and 24.6 lbs since I started my diet.

I'm not begrudging that 0.4 lbs at all. Considering all the crap that I ate this past weekend, I was fully expecting to be punished by the scale gods this morning. I've commented on this before -- I really don't think that there's a whole lot of rhyme or reason when it comes to figuring out the relationship between what I stuff in my face and the results on the scale.

I mean come on, consuming a huge milkshake for lunch should have produced a negative result.

I'm going to give up on trying to figure this out. I simply can't.

In other news, over the weekend we went to have a family portrait shot. The photographer asked us to wear similar clothing, so we all wore black pants with white shirts, thus avoiding a shopping trip. Since I telecommute most of the time, I only own one pair of dress pants, and I put them on. It has been quite a while since I wore them, so I was hoping to see a major difference in the way they fit.

I'll admit, they are a little bit looser. Certainly that was a good thing, since the handle of the zipper broke off in the wash, and it's a challenge to get the pants zipped, since they have a stupid side zipper. (Whatever fashion designer came up with that moronic idea should be shot!) But I was disappointed. Unlike The SO, who at the 25-lb mark was literally falling out of clothing, the pants still were quite wearable. They were slightly looser, but that was about the extent of it.

I am still waiting for my friends to start noticing I'm losing weight. Everyone is noticing and commenting that The SO has lost weight, but nobody has noticed my own efforts.

I guess the reason why nobody is really noticing is perhaps that I am much more overweight than The SO, who only has a total of 87 lbs to lose. I need to lose a total of 139 lbs. Maybe it's just that I'm so heavy people are too embarrassed to comment. After all, what are they going to say? "Oinkstop, wow, you were so huge! You are still huge now, but you are a little smaller!"

Better say nothing if you don't have anything nice to say, right?

Anyway, I'm definitely happy with my weight loss this week. I guess I should drink more milkshakes.

Yeah, right.


Guinevere Meadow said...

Well hey, milkshakes have all that good calcium, and if they're made with low- or non-fat milk and ice cream, they're not too bad!!

Jan B said...

It's not the milkshake, it's that your metabolism is changing. Don't sabotage that by thinking that you can eat more now. If you hadn't had the shake you may have even seen more of a loss on the scale. Now that your metabolism is simmering, it's the time to take advantage of that and move more to keep it burning. Congrats on getting to this point, see you next week!

Mama Bear June said...

You are doing such a great job - don't let others not noticing get you down. You will get there!
Path to Health

JHS. said...

It's a rough ride and it never ends. You can do it! I am down about 60 pounds and just getting rid of clothing that I absolutely, positively cannot wear. A lot of clothing for folks with weight problems is forgiving because it has elastic waists, is made from stretchy material, etc. So we can go a long way down the scale and still get away with wearing our clothing, which is unfortunate.

HANG IN THERE!! Those pants WILL be too big.

And stay off the scale. Go by how you feel and how your clothes fit.