Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Apparent Differences

There seems to be some weird weight loss anomalies happening around here. According to the scale, I am about 5-10 pounds heavier than when we shot Episode 1, and yet, I put the jeans from that episode in the goodwill pile a couple of weeks ago. I realize that a lot of that is due to the fact that the jeans are over a year old and very worn out, but still, it seems odd that they are so big on me now I had to get rid of them.

Also, when we shot Episode 1, I couldn't wear my silver ring from Tiffany's that The Boyfriend gave me for Christmas. I remember being so upset about that. And now, it fits a little loose.

So, the question is, am I really 10 pounds heavier than I was about a year ago and still, somehow thinner? I have developed some awesome leg muscles from running, but it still seems odd. I wonder if the scale we owned then was a lot more off than we realized.

In more recent news, I've lost 2 more pounds = grand total of 24 pounds gone. Vince asked me the other day how much weight I've lost, his guess being over 30, which was very sweet and made me feel awesome.

Which prompted a different conversation between The Boyfriend and I - a conversation about how I look like I've lost more weight than I have and how that's obviously something to be happy about.

And yet, I wonder. Is it all Nutrisystem? Is my body just reshuffling? Is it because I've mostly stopped drinking soda?

I don't feel bloated anymore. I don't have the horrible PMS symptoms that started over a week before my period. My ankles don't swell like they used to.

Also, according to The Boyfriend, my knees are much thinner. And I realized last night that my feet look vein-ier, which I mean in a good way.

So yeah, things are still changing.


fuz said...

Well first of all, CONGRATULATIONS!! Any personal goal/accomplishment is awesome. I gave up soda 3 months ago too. And anyone who knows me knows that I was a Coke Fiend!! It's amazing all the changes that happened once I gave them up. I'm starting to believe they should be regualted like cigarettes!
Secondly, don't forget that muscle weighs more than fat. Perhaps that has something to do with the weird weight-scale differences. Either way, I'm sure you look dynamite and can't wait to see the pics!

Lauren said...

I started working out recently. I missed tonight but I will be back on track tomorrow darnit! Not trying to lose weight, just tone up and get healthy and, most importantly, get in the habit. I am so lazy by nature, but nothing like getting married to motivate because a) I don't want to wear spanx under my dress, I want my tummy naturally flat as the eleventh-century-worldview, and b) it's easier to commit to it in the context of committing to a relationship (i.e. I am committing to keep myself healthy for my family).

So, all that said, I've found The Knot's "Getting In Shape" message board a positive place to lurk where people explain things like muscle weighing more than fat and losing inches without losing pounds.

If only the rest of the Knot boards weren't so darn addictive too...