Facing the scale

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This is the first time I posted my weight on my blog. I was so nervous about everyone knowing how much I weighed. And not only that but to update it regularly meant that you could keep up with my progress and all my failures would be made public.

“Weighing In: Numbers don’ t lie”” Originally posted October 24, 2011

I’ve had a very good weekend and my scale definitely agreed with that. But why is it that having a good time has to lead to packing on extra pounds? When I was doing really well with my weight, I eliminated most of the “fun” things that come along with being a twenty-something. But I really need to find a way to do both. I want to be free to have fun without dreading an extra few pounds for each weekend of fun.

So I don’t know if you’ve noticed but I haven’t disclosed my weight yet. I read several weight loss blogs and one thing that they all have listed is their weight and they have some type of scheduled weigh in that they regularly post. Well since I call myself a blogger now I think it’s time for me to play by the rules. This morning I stepped on the scale.

I never realized it was so difficult to take a picture while on the scale, but there it is. I weigh 233.8 pounds. I’m not sure why I was so hesitant to share the actual number when I freely describe all the struggles I have with my weight. I am not very happy with the number, but now I am not hiding what it is anymore. I’m adding a page to track my weekly weigh in, instead of using my pathetic attempt at a countdown by using the graph I have up now. It was expected to be up by now but sometimes I let life get in the way of my blog.

So I weight 233.8 now and my heaviest weight was 262 pounds. My normal range is about 228-230. And earlier this year I was in the 230s so long I vowed never to pass 229 again, but here I am. 219 was the lightest which was sometime around May. Yeah 219, that number sounds and looks so good to me now! But if I get my act together I’ll see it again soon.

 My goal is to lose 75 pounds by January 17th and that would put me at 187, but I’ll just round that to 185. So there it is… I want to weigh 185 by January 17th. Looking at the numbers I’m not sure that is a healthy amount of weight to be lost without doing anything drastic, so this may not be my last fat year but I’ll get there.

I don’t really have an end goal weight in mind, I just want to be able to walk into a regular store and have an abundance of cute clothing in my size! 8, 10, 12? I think I want to be somewhere in there. I don’t want to put a number on it; I just want to be healthy and fit. I want to run a 5k and regularly compete in 10ks. I want to do a marathon. I want to have muscles. I want people to look at me and think oh yeah she’s fit.

I don’t ever want to be categorized as big, plus-sized, or chubby. When people look at me I want them to see my beautiful smile or my lovely eyes not my bigger than normal silhouette.

So stayed tuned for this new weekly weigh in thingy. It’ll probably be a rollercoaster ride on the scale, but I’m ok with that as long as there are a few steep dips along the ride.

So anyone have a number that they can’t seem to get away from? Or what’s your ideal weight loss? Does anyone think it’s still possible for me to weigh 185 by my birthday? And I’ll work on the weekly weigh-in page. I’m thinking my weigh-ins should be on Monday? So let’s hope between today and next Monday I at least lose a pound or two.


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