Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Screw you scale!

I mentioned on Thursday that I was a bit upset with the scale.  It's not moving.  I'm doing the right things and it's sticking at 151.  As much as I want it to drop into the 140's, it seems to be perfectly content at 151.  I did some serious thinking yesterday and decided I need a little break from the number based obsession.  My sanity depends on it.  Funny enough, two of the standards by which I am judging myself, BMI and weight, are somewhat flawed. Technically until I get under 150 lbs I am still in the overweight category for BMI.  That bothers me... even though I know it shouldn't.  
As a solution to the problem I did two things.  First, I decided not to actively pursue weight loss for the rest of the month.  As in I am not stressing about LOSING. If it happens, fine, but if not that's okay too.  I upped my calorie goal slightly on MyFitnessPal. While it's still set to a deficet, it's not as low as before. I will continue eating healthy, logging my food and exercising.  Ripped in 30 is working great.  I'll also continue to take my measurements every two weeks and we'll see what happens.
The second thing I did was take some new pictures.  My 155 lb picture in the side bar is from over a year ago.  Time for an update.  I also wanted to show off the fact that I am wearing a size 4 jean now!! It's hard to be pissed off at a stupid number on the scale when I'm fitting into a size 4.
I ordered these jeans from Old Navy and they came in the mail yesterday.  To say the least, I was a happy camper when they fit!
I have come a long way.  I am PROUD of my progress. 

Hope you are having a great week!!


Kristen @ Change of Pace said...

I am a little number obsessed :/ It's hard not to be! You are doing an amazing job!

REBYRYAN said...

I say you be obsessed with number on your jeans instead of the number on the scale! It's hard not to watch that stupid scale though but you look great!!

Mimi said...

color me IMPRESSED!! You go girl.. you are rocking it...man. forget the scale.. i say from here on out just focus on fitness goals. being able to DO x. or y o z. I think you look amazing now and any other weightloss is neither here nor there. i mean all that's left is a size 2 and zero...so what's it matter?


you should do a side by side with your beginning and current. #goodjob

Tiffany Campiotti said...

Thanks ladies! I agree that fitness goals are most important at this time. Just talking about letting go of the scale number made a huge difference in my mental state :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my god, you look amazing!! That's fantastic! Forget about the scales - they are such bull sometimes!