Overcoming Obesity

Thursday, February 25, 2010

299 For a Limited Time

Yes, just like a commercial or a sale at a local drive-thru "299 for a Limited Time!" The numbers on my scale haven't moved in a week for me. This is very strange, I have consistently had great numbers over the last 6 weeks, but that number hasn't budged at all! I reflected over the last week and pondered, what have I done differently? No much, all though at times I feel ravishingly hungry.

Within Caloric Range - Check
Exercise - Check
Water - Check
Tracking Food - Check
Blogging - Check
Good Nights Sleep - Check
Stress Management - Check

So what's happening? That number on the scale still reads 299, UGH, the evil scale. If I only thought of that number, I might be ready to just throw in the towel but I realize, it might not reflect in the number but something wonderful is happening in my body. My clothes fit better ( I can wear clothes, I haven't been able to wear in such a long time), I have more energy, I am enjoying exercise (usually), I am eating better, I am loving water... good things are happening.

So today, I begin my special.... "299 for a limited Time." I will continue to work towards being a healthier person and creating a healthy lifestyle for myself and my family. The battle with the scale will have to wait, eventually, all the good choices will catch up with number on the scale and my daily special "299 for a Limited Time" will end.

P ushing myself
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R esulting in
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S elf-worth;
T aking control of my life and most importantly my physical and mental health
A t all times
N ever ever
C easing to love myself and
E njoying the journey every step of the way



  1. LOVE THIS POST. And the picture collage is cute!

  2. Stupid scale! I'm beginning to hate mine.

    But the good thing is that your clothes are fitting better and you're drinking water and living a healthy lifestyle! The clothes fitting better....that's a great feeling. As someone once reminded me: we don't carry a scale around with us. People notice how we look. Not the number on the scale.

    So if the clothes are fitting better then you are well on your way, my friend. :)

  3. Whenever you lose a nice chunk of weight (say every 15 pounds) you are supposed to change your calorie intake. I have yet to figure out how to do that on SP, but there was a note when I hit the 15 pound mark this week.

    Also, with all the working out you are now doing, you probably need to increase your calories a bit. I have noticed that on days that I go a little over what SP recommends for my daily intake, I have a noticeable loss the next day when I weigh in.

    And keep up with your measurements--often when the scale isn't cooperating we are still losing inches!!

    Good luck to you and keep at it! You inspire me EVERY DAY!!! <3

  4. Good for you on realizing the scale will eventually catch up, because it will!

    I will mention this though. Since I hired a personal trainer at my gym, which in turn led to a meeting with their corporate sports nutritionist, I have learned that the calories may need to be bumped up some if you're really putting in a good workout several days a week (I workout 5-6x a week). I fluctuate my calories between 1500-1800....my nutritionist wants me all the way up to 2200 but I'm just not mentally ready for that...don't know if I ever will be. I'm obviously not a nutritionist, but my brain thinks I will gain if I eat THAT many cals every day....so 1800 is the highest number I shoot for, and 1500 is the lowest number. Always good to keep the body guessing, and if you're getting in good, hard workouts, then it's better to feed it a little more, too (1800), especially with protein to repair the muscles if you're doing strength exercises with weights. :)

  5. Thanks everyone, it is so great to have your suppot and feedback. I agree, I should increase my caloric intake for a while, I have been really pushing myself and exercising A LOT!

    It just seems so scary to increase my caloric intake, for so many years, I have over eaten and now I have been eating 1200-1500 calories, I am also eating so much more than I ate before because I am eating healthier... I am going to start aiming for 1800 for one week and then go from there.

    Thanks again!

  6. Very positive outlook, Steph! That scale will move, you will see. The important thing is the clothes are getting loose, you are feeling better, sleeping well, etc. Those are all NSV in my book! Keep up the good work. PS - Your recipes always make my mouth water. I think I am going to try the eggplant this weekend.

  7. Your optimism and determination is so inspiring!! Have you heard of the podcast that Renee Stephens has on Itunes? It's call "Inside Out Weight Loss" and she has an AWESOME couple episodes specifically dedicated to plateaus. Plus, they're FREE!! I would look into them. I'm completely addicted to her podcast. Just a thought for ya! Keep up the good work!

  8. Hi there, visiting your blog for the first time. I haven't read through all of your posts, but I'm wondering if maybe you might want to change up your fitness routine a bit. My trainer advised me that if I hit a plateau it is probably because my level of intensity isn't high enough.The good news is that your clothes are fitting better. That may mean that you are building muscle. You probably already know that muscle weighs more than fat.

    You've made tremendous progress and your attitude is fantastic. I wish you all the success in the world. (BTW, you are out of the 300's, that must feel great!)

  9. Can't wait to hear more about it!! Love the slogan of "299 for a limited time" I hope you have a great weekend :-)

  10. Hi there! Stumbled upon your blog today and just wanted to say hi! Looks like you're doing awesomely!

  11. Those recipes on your blog look yummy!

    And it's great that you're not losing heart! I'm sure that you'll see the scale catch up. Also, remember that when you work out a lot, you build muscle too, so that could be one reason you're not seeing a difference!

  12. you are such an inspiration! congrats on making the hardest move of all...starting!

    that scale gets frustrating sometimes for sure. i definitely recommend taking other sorts of measurements to help keep track of the progress you make - especially when the scale doesn't cooperate. take your measurements. take your blood pressure and resting heart rate. take a photo of yourself. keep up with these things on a monthly basis. they help you keep track of the positive steps you're taking when the scale numbers aren't where you'd like them to be.

    as for increasing the calories, i agree. when you're doing tough workouts, you have to feed the body enough or it will start to hold on to that weight. it's frightening to think of eating that many calories. but as always, it's what's in those calories that counts. i'm sure you realize this already - but increasing the cals with fruits and veggies, lean protein, and whole grains will do your body good and give you the fuel you need to keep the body working hard.

    keep up the fantastic work. you CAN do this! you ARE doing this. we (total strangers!!) are all so very proud of you and are pulling for your success.

  13. Kayli - Thanks for the info on Renee Stephens, I am going to check her out this week!

    Karen - I just added cycling to my routine so maybe that will pump things up, I know my thighs are getting a good burn!

    Staci - I wish I could take the credit for the title, my son and I were talking and he said "299 for a limited time" I said.. I am going to have to use that one for my blog!

    Tiff - Thank you for stopping by and checking out my blog, love your support!

    Meg - Happy Cooking, I hope you find a few recipes you like. Each week has atleast one recipe if you go back and look at some of my older blogs.

    Rancho Flamingo - I am weighing in and taking my measurements tomorrow at my gym! I am excited, I will update everyone tomorrow, cross your fingers!