September 1, 2010

Weigh In: Maintenance


177 lbs.

Are. You. Kidding. Me?

I have a ritual of weighing every morning. It keeps me in check. It has never caused a problem for me until this week. On Monday morning I hopped on and this is what I saw:



I was so excited when I saw this! I actually thought I had broken out of OBESE and into OVERWEIGHT so that is why I took the picture. Upon further research I found that I need to be at 174 to no longer be obese so I couldn't do the big celebratory post that I wanted. But I thought SURELY! Surely with this weight on Monday I would be down another pound by today.

Nope. 177 pops up like a nasty zit on your wedding day.

Ahhh. Not worth stressing over. But it does go to show you how crazy our bodies are. I can't think of any reason why my body would be retaining water or anything like that. I also have been running everyday and eating as close to perfect as this red head gets. Not sure what the heck is going on...

Let's end on a happy note, shall we? I love this comparison. The before is the very first "weigh in" picture I ever took specifically for the blog. This is the difference in Obese and *Almost* NOT Obese.

We've come a long way, baby!
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29 comments:

TJ said...

You look so healthy! I think we tend to focus on those darn scale numbers so much that we forget to look at this journey for what we have accomplished. You my friend look AMAZING! :)

Anonymous said...

Just found you not too long ago ...you are an inspiration! I have bookmarked you to follow your progress....don't let the numbers discourage! You can do it.
M Martin

Lisa said...

I weigh everyday too. And I agree it just keeps me in check and if I hope on one morning and am up I know I just need to be a little more focused for the day. But I hate when I have a great weigh in and then on the official day its up... what the heck?!? But you'll see that number again! You look fabulous! I can't wait to have more great comparison photos like you do!

Charbelle said...

I love the comparison photos they show so much and give you something so positive. Numbers on a scale keep you in check but pictures are what lift your spirits!! You ROCK!!!

Kelly said...

Forget that scale. You look terrific!

Kelly said...

Girl, you look awesome !!!! that comparison pic is absolutely fantastic !!!! You have come a long way! WTG!!!

and I hear ya on the *almost* something. I thought I had entered 'normal' BMI but I was off by .4. Ya, it's just number, but still very fun and exciting to celebrate when you break through a barrier. You'll get it! That I know.

Have a fabulous day!

Molly said...

Awesome Keelie! The picture says it all! Don't let the number get into your head. It's just a number. Your pictures are worth a hundred weigh ins of 175!

Pamela E. Williams said...

Scales can be fickle, but you look MARRRRRVELOUS!!

Megan said...

It is crazy how much our weight can fluctuate, even over the course of the day! But, I'm with everyone else you look amazing, don't let the numbers get you down too much! You're inspirational!

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Wow... SOOO awesome!! Big congrats. :)

~Margene

99ToGo said...

The scale (and our bodies) can be such an enigma. I am on the other end of that spectrum this morning: I saw a new low that I KNOW I don't deserve. My weekend was a bomb, and it should be showing up as a gain, but because of horomones, I'm dropping water-weight like crazy, so it looks like I've lost. It'll just creep back up in a few days though :(

Am I the only one who LOSES water weight just before a period?? So strange...

Jennifer said...

You look amazing!!!!! Don't worry about the little gain. Our bodies are like that. You are an inspiration.

Fat Girl vs. World said...

I cried like a little baby when my Wii Fit didn't say "You're obese" but instead saying "You're overweight." I was never so happy to be called overweight.

Ah, but now to be called normal...

Congrats hon. Don't worry about the 2lbs. Our body naturally fluctuates. It's all about the trend, not individual measurements.

Jill said...

you look so good!

its crazy you can get on the scale everyday i am way to obsessive to do that or measure. you have come so far and you will get there. congrats on everything. very inspiring.

Chris in FL--Joyful Mother said...

Like always....you look marvelous my dear...MARVELOUS!!

You don't even look like the same woman on the left side of the comparison pic. Seriously...you look about 10-15 years younger. Beautiful!! :)

kristi said...

Way to go girl, you are looking great! Just found your blog today.

Anonymous said...

Keelie,
Fabulous, you look like the much much younger more fit sister!
Diffently, younger...Congratulations!
You'll be able to CELEBRATE breaking the obese barrier...from OBESE TO OVERWEIGHT!
Looking forward to just being overweight myself...Rhonda

Lanie Painie said...

You look FANTASTIC! And I'm so happy to have found another scale junkie. I also weigh in daily. I need to know!

Can do mom said...

I think you look fabulous! I weigh myself first thing every morning (unless we're up at the cabin, no scale there) and it's hard not to let those numbers affect how you feel. I agree with everyone who tells you to look at your before and current photos. They tell a very important story. Keep it up and you succeed!

Sarah said...

Keelie~ you look absolutely gorgeous! I have so enjoyed reading about your progress and I'm so happy for you! You have a lot to be proud of! Congrats!

Sarah Millar

Scarlett said...

You look gorgeous and amazing! The side by side comparison shows how persistent and effective you are at reaching your goal :)

Whidbey Woman said...

Congratulations! You look fabulous!
Keep up the good work. What an inspiration!

45before35 said...

You do look great - and I feel your pain. I also attempt to weigh myself everyday and have also experienced a two pound surge. It hurts and then you move on. Keep truckin...

Running Diva Mom said...

You look great -- don't beat yourself up by a number here and a number there. You'll get there. You have been on an amazing journey!!! BE HAPPY! :-)

Tiff said...

So glad I'm not the only one who gets majorly ticked off by the scale every once in a while! Keep up the amazing work- you are phenomenal!

Lindsey Feldpausch said...

I just love this song that is playing right now.

You know that number.... Keelie, it won't ever tell even half of how beautiful you are.

High or low, that number doesn't come nearly as close to telling the story.

.. that smile of yours, though... I see a gorgeous story springing forth there.

:)

Sharlie said...

Just wanted to say keep up all the great hard work and i left you an award so when you have time, go by and pick it up.

Kristi said...

LOVE the comparison! You look fantastic!

Acai Berry said...

Just found you not too long ago ...you are an inspiration! I have bookmarked you to follow your progress....don't let the numbers discourage! You can do it.
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