Tuesday, February 26, 2008

HYC (Or Scales in 4 part Harmony)


Hi everyone...

Well, I had a small gain this week... .4 pounds, to be exact... Surprisingly enough, I'm not completely freaking out about it, either.

If you look at my pattern, it goes this way: loss, small loss, big loss, maintain or gain, small loss, small loss, big loss, maintain or gain.

I'll probably get my period today, or at the latest tomorrow (it was kind enough to be slightly late this time, and not bother me on my vacation, for which I am profoundly grateful).

So, I'm thinking that this is just my pattern, and a gain or maintain is to be expected this week....

It's probably a little too early to be tracking trends, but statistics are the other form of math that I really enjoy. (I once saved the company I worked for over $150,000 because I like tracking trends, and I discovered that a certain company's transmission systems were failing at or around the 60,000 mile marker... Of course, after that they decided I ought to be able to find them $150,000 every YEAR in warranty... some people have no sense...)

Also, I did my measurements again last night (two weeks since I did them) and arms and waist were the same, but hips were down 1/2 inch and thighs were down 1 inch! Wow! And I'm back in my size 18 jeans for the first time in almost 2 years...

So, all in all, I would have liked the scale to actually have some reflection on what I'm doing during the week, but I'm not in a bad mental place about it...

11 comments:

Lidian said...

That is great about your measurements - that's the real deal! :)

bigfatforang said...

FANTASTIC!!!! Well done.
Have a great week and keep up the good work... what you are doing is working, yeeeha! :)

Skinny Inside said...

Thanks for your comments. 1" from your thighs! Awesome!

Grumpy Chair said...

Great about getting into smaller jeans and the inches lost. Sometimes you have to take everything in consideration instead of just the number of the scale, and how your clothes are fitting is the best indicator in my book.

Great Job!

Felicia said...

Sounds like you are doing AWESOME!! Congrats on the inches lost!!

Keep up the amazing work!
*huggles*
=0)

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HappyBlogChick said...

I don't think it's too soon to track trends, although it's almost certainly too soon to change behavior because of those trends. :-) That said, I think feeling peaceful about this tiny teeny loss makes perfect sense. All signs point to this being a temporary blip.

Congrats on the inches lost! That's what it's all about!

Beth said...

I use to notice cycles like that as well. I always knew what week i had my period. Now it all over the board. You are doing great and you should be so proud of yourself.

Hanlie said...

That is a very clear cut trend right there! Interesting!

dietbook said...

I think tracking trends is an excellent way to stay positive and realistic about things. You learn so much about the way your body works that way, and it makes perfect sense that it also coincides with your period. And it really helps you keep from going, "What in the world did I do wrong?!?" if you know that it's a fairly normal tendency for your body.

Well done on the shrinking measurements, that's so much more telling than the scale anyway!
:-)

V.

Jenera said...

That's great about the measurements. Even with a little gain, it's good to see some progress.

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