Huzzah! Victory is Mine!

For those of you who have been following me for a while (Oh how I <3 you all) you know that I don't post my daily or even weekly stat...

For those of you who have been following me for a while (Oh how I <3 you all) you know that I don't post my daily or even weekly statistics/weigh-ins.  Part of it is that for as smart as I can be, I'm not nearly organized enough to be able to do this on a consistent basis (I'm kinda in awe of those of you that have been so good about it).  The other part is that the whole HEALTH GAIN > weightloss mentality doesn't let me focus too much on the numbers, but more on how I feel, my behaviors, etc. especially because 2-3lb weight differences can be attributed to so many things depending on the hour of the day.

That being said... I had a huge victory on the scale today.
I was in a funk. Long story short is that my body wasn't doing what I wanted it to do.  I was eating badly because of it and not going to the gym.

I was scared to get on the scale.

What happened, you ask?  What is this victory that you are so excited about?  How have you asserted mastery and dominion over your own body and its shorcomings?  Well. I didn't gain anything.  I didn't lose anything.  I maintiained.  And yes, that is a victory.  Why?  Because I rolled with the punches.  You see life was throwing uppercuts and left jabs, and I took a few punches (right in the uterus and the noggin) but I kept my footing.  I threw a few punches that landed, and a few that didn't.  But I tucked my chin down, put my hands up and relied on my training to get me through this.  I'm none the worse for wear, and this round ended in a draw, but this isn't a one-round fight.

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19 comments

  1. Congrats! I hear Round 2 calling: DING DING! You'll do great. :)

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  2. I'm ready for it! Glad to have you in my corner.

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  3. Life can be a tough opponent. Just keep doing what you are doing (bob and weave), and you'll win the battle. :)

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  4. Awww yay vinny! You know, sometimes a draw is a win. Just look at the world cup soccer group matches :P

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  5. Good girl!!!! So proud of you. I had a 6 month plateau in my weight loss journey, and I wanted to kill someone. What I failed to realize, and only realized recently that for the first time in my life I was able to maintain body weight. Somethin' to be said for that.

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  6. I didn't know you had a plateau!! And I'm glad you didn't kill someone (jail isn't good for healthy food choices, but not bad for beefing up and/or finding a lesbian lover).

    Maintaining is pretty amazing -- even when you feel like you're failing.

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  7. VIIIIICTOORRRRRRRRRRYYYY!!! (Like Johnny Drama in Entourage!) :)

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  8. I have no idea what that means!! I don't plug in my TV. I know it's a tv show, but that's about it!

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  9. Great job! The beauty of exercise--even just a little, even if you're not at the gym 2hrs/day--is that it can counteract those eating blips just enough to enable you to maintain when you've made some less-than-perfect food choices lately. The scale never tells the whole story, but sometimes it tells you what you need to hear.

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  10. So, you have the "Eye of the Tiger!" Way to go on your victory, FG :)

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  11. Heli : you're right-- it told me that I am not a fuckup for one bad week.

    MMW : Now i will have that song stuck in my head for the rest of the day!! hehehehe Thanks :)

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  12. sweet! sometimes maintaining feels better than a loss, especially when you've been knocked around a little. good for you for hangin' in. that's what it's all about! xo

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  13. Losing weight feels good in a different way. Maintenance feel satisfying--like I can trust myself on the bad days because I know the good days are around the corner.

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  14. I totally know what you mean. To be in a funk and maintain your weight is such a good feeling. Im in a funk right now and I just wanna lose a couple pounds to get me back on track, but as long as I maintain- I'm good.

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  15. When I'm in a funk, I don't weigh myself until I'm out. I don't want the scale to be the reason I resurface.

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  16. I like your approach - I've been a slave to the scale lately.
    Rae

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  17. I try not to make too big a deal over what the scale says (whether I've gained or lost). I focus on what I'm doing, how I feel.

    I mean weight is one small metric when determining health. A long life is my focus.

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  18. Maybe it helps that you've gained more muscles, which burn more calories at rest than fat. That means you're beefing up to become a lean machine!

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