Shannon Stacey

The scale hates me

I lost .4 pounds this week. Damn scale couldn’t even give me a full half-pound. I’m a little angry about it, to be honest, because, even though I know I should be thankful any time the number goes down, the silver lining in this whole eat-food-suffer-excruciating-pain fiasco was supposed to be bonus weight loss.

I’ve been a less active than usual, though, because I feel so worn down all the time. I’m pretty sure if I could just have an M&M Blizzard from Dairy Queen, all my energy would come back. Okay, maybe not.

But anyway, my surgery is Tuesday, so I’ll have to ask the doctor when I can start doing some easy walking on the treadmill. It’ll only 4.5 weeks until we leave for Anaheim, so I can’t go from total couch potato to Nationals.

How are you guys doing?

6 comments to “The scale hates me”

  1. Kelli B.
      · June 15th, 2012 at 2:30 pm · Link

    Not good. Haven’t been on the scale or excercised in a week now. Have to get back to running. Ive Been having a pity party for myself lately. Life just sucks sometimes. I hope things start looking up for me.

    Your surgery will be fine. I had my gallbladder out 5 years ago and it was the easiest surgery that I’ve had. My recovery time was pretty quick for the surgery.

  2. Tracy S
      · June 16th, 2012 at 12:18 am · Link

    I didn’t weigh in today. When I woke up today I knew my period was coming any day now (and it did show up this afternoon) and the scale is not my friend at that time so why get on the scale and torture myself with the stupid number. Yes, I know it’s just water weight and bloating that will be gone next week–but I don’t want to see it on the scale. So I just stay off when I know my period will be starting.

    I’m sorry that you didn’t see a better result this week and I hope you feel better right after surgery!

  3. Katie D.
      · June 17th, 2012 at 12:56 pm · Link

    I gained this week, but I totally expected to do so. I’m just happy that I stayed below my official 5 lb (and unofficial 10 lb) loss weight. In the three week period ending last Sunday, I’d lost 6 lbs, with 3 of them getting lost in that last week, so the fact that I’m still at a net loss is making me happy. Since I know exactly where I went off the rails: not tracking & eating about the same post-conference as I did during a conference where I was doing a ton of walking, I know what I need to do to adjust. It helps that I’ll be playing at least one and possibly three games of kickball this afternoon :D

  4. Shannon
      · June 17th, 2012 at 10:29 pm · Link

    Kelli, sometimes life does suck and it’s good not to beat yourself up about it. I got some bad news this weekend about somebody I care about and if my gallbladder wasn’t crapping out, I’d have had my comfort foods and not felt even a little bit guilty. *hugs*

    Tracy, I’m totally with you on that one. If Friday falls around That Day (as it’s called by my husband), I see no reason to make it worse by stepping on the scale.

    Katie, I know I’ll gain when I’m in Anaheim. Between the vacation time with family and the meals I’ll be sharing with friends, I won’t be tracking or making the best of food choices. (Though I’ll still be fat/fried/dairy conscious only 4.5 weeks post surgery.)

    Kickball? Kickball was my school gym class nemesis. Well, maybe second to dodgeball, which I’m surprised I’m not still having nightmares about.

  5. azteclady
      · June 20th, 2012 at 9:09 am · Link

    Oh dear, I didn’t realize your surgery was yesterday–I hope you are feeling much better today! *sending good healing vibes*

  6. Bev Stephans
      · June 22nd, 2012 at 12:09 am · Link

    I hope all is well with you, and you are on the road to recovery from your surgery. Don’t worry about your weight, as hospital food is enough to kill anyone’s appetite. Stay well and healthy. We’re all rooting for you.

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