Weekly Weigh In: Got a Surprise When I Stepped On That Scale

Thanks to very sore leg muscles I'm retaining water and up just a pound the week after Christmas.

Thanks to very sore leg muscles I’m retaining water and up just a pound the week after Christmas.

I weighed in this morning and expected to see a 5-pound gain (although 10 pounds was in the realm of possibility).  Turns out I’m only up 1 pound and all of that is water weight thanks to my very sore glutes, hamstrings, calves and adductor muscles.

So with my trainer’s killer workout and those blasted awesome burpees I probably lost weight this week but my body hasn’t recovered yet.

Looks like I didn’t go insane over Christmas after all. Yes I ate cookies. But unlike someone who will remain nameless (“cough” husband “cough”), I can count on one hand how many I ate.

Weight Loss Doesn’t Equal Perfection
We talked about perfection in my Weight Watchers meeting today. If a person fears they didn’t do the program perfectly, they tend to skip the meetings because they can’t face the scale.

It is easy to tell yourself, “One small cookie and the week is shot.”

I think I had my own bout with “perfection” in Texas and it lasted until I got on that scale this morning. For a moment I thought about not weighing in today. Oh, I’d go to the meeting but WW does allow you to skip a weigh in during the year.

Thankfully I came to my senses and know where I’m at after the holidays. I wanted to lose another 5 pounds by December 31st. Instead I lost a total of 2.4 pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Not perfect, but I’ll take it!

2 thoughts on “Weekly Weigh In: Got a Surprise When I Stepped On That Scale

  1. Nice! So really you probably lost a little bit of real weight in the end considering one pound is not that much water weight and there is probably more water weight that will drop. I’m in the same boat as your husband, there’s no way I could count how many cookies I ate on one or even two hands!

    • He loves his cookies. Something tells me he’s more of a cookie monster than you.

      I gave him an ice cream maker for Christmas. He’s making me vanilla today since I can have 1/2C on the Simple Start program. But something tells me I’m going to regret getting it for him. I do love me some ice cream. My first real test of the new year.

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