Saturday, December 18, 2010

Face the Truth Friday Becomes Speak What The Scale Says Saturday!

I hardly touched the puter Friday--too busy--so I missed Face the Truth Friday. So, we'll call this Speak What the Scale Says Saturday:

238.2

That's 2.6 down from last week's "official" weigh-in on Friday, before the post-concert fiasco. Not only was the fiasco made-up for, but that's double my usual loss. Perhaps those 1200 or so calorie days helped, huh? :)  I don't expect this to continue (ie, this rate) at goal-level.

It's wonderful to be working the diet in a new decade. It's great to see some size 20's fit me, some. :)  It's great to have new bras to keep the puppies in check. It's great to look forward to the 220's and new milestones.

I have nothing bad to say about showing a loss for a week where I ate MORE than last week. It's all good. I like eating more. I know the imperative that Allan and others feel to do this speedily and reach goal weight in the coming spring--his estimate for me has me at goal in May, 2011, though my rate of loss is slower than estimates show. Even when I was eating my calories perfectly at or below goal before Spawn, I didn't see 239 at the expected time. Took me longer. But even if it were June or July of next year, that's a year plus ahead of my own bloggy schedule. Amazing. Still....I like having the goal-level calories for flexibility and satisfaction. It'll take longer, but I will enjoy the journey and eat out with hubby without feeling overly constrained. That does matter to me. It may be a cop-out in some eyes, but it works for me so far.

Anyway, that's a Friday truth on Saturday, and it's still all good to me. At this rate, I will be under 200 pounds by my Anniversary. I intend to buy me a kick-butt dress and show of my legs to celebrate. And I have eschewed dresses for years. Hopefully, the sagging elephant skin won't be an impediment to that. If so, then I guess I'll become acquainted with Super Spanx. :D

Happy Weekend to all and to all an almost goodnight.

7 comments:

FatAngryBlog said...

I think it sounds good, you have to do things at your pace so you get used to doing them in a certain way.

Good for you!

Tamzin said...

Awesome progress!! I like it!! I went a size down in my dress pants. Had a little retail therapy last night at Macys. :)

Ann (-48 lbs in -60 lb challenge) said...

Nothing wrong with goal calories, Princess. You are doing GREAT!!

How wonderful, to be cruising into Christmas week in the 230s!!

Congratulations on a job well done. I'm probably a month behind you, but close enough to call you my sister blogger. We're going to make good strides in 2011 ...

Keep up the good work - I always enjoy reading your blog and following your progress. And no matter what else happens with my week, I'm going to quote a famous blogger and say, "But I didn't whiz on myself, and that was worth it!" hehehe

That quote just cracks me up!

Beth said...

Wow, you are doing so well! You sound really happy. Good goals to keep in mind, the anniversary goal is a great one!

I've been pondering the whole compression garment phenomenon - after people have liposuction they are required to wear compression garments, probably for the swelling but do you think they would help with loose skin?!

I actually like wearing compression garments or spanx, I don't have any right now because I mostly wear jeans but I find the pressure to be soothing. I'm a weirdo, it's a sensory thing.

Oh, and I am going to work hard to make it a fun Christmas this year...

Karen Butler Ogle said...

Congrats on your progress, dear! You are doing great and of course the speed with which you are happy getting to goal is whatever you want it to be. Your life, your choice. I understand the need for flexibility and moderation but it doesn't work well for me. I work better when I see better results sooner. It helps keep me motivated as nothing else can. Results are a terrific way to maintain the commitment to seeing it through. I wish you the best of luck. Keep up the great work!

Allan said...

How come whenever you mention my name I come off as an Ass..The reason for the different levels of calories is so we have plans that everyone is comfy with. It always seems to come out on this blog that I am a tyrant forcing you to move quickly. If you are happy heavier, then I respect that.

Princess Dieter said...

No way. I do not think of you, our fearless challenge leader, as an ass. And if that seems to be the implication, I am sorry. Honestly...not what I intended. I wish I had the kind of focus you have, Allan. That flip of mine has not swithed, though, sadly.