Wednesday, June 1, 2011

No Weigh May is Over!

June 1st has finally arrived and I was finally able to bust the scale back out. I was excited to find out the damage in a sick way. Becuase of my shin splints, I barely ran at all in May. I took just about 3 weeks off. I knew it wasn't going to be pretty.. And the results? I gained 4 pounds.

Am I bummed out? Yes and No. Yes because I have worked so hard for every ounce I've lost. Every step I ran, every brownie I passed on..down the pooper. Looking back on it, I realize the less I excerised, the worse I ate. My eating habits became horrible! I ate out A LOT and drank A LOT of pop. No I wasn't bummed out because I knew I put some poundage back on so I wasn't surprised. At least I saw it coming! Also, the month did remind me that me sticking with exercising is about a lifestyle makeover- not just something to do once a week and hope for a miracle.

No-Weigh May has come and gone. It was very hard for me, but it's over! Will I go back to weighing myself every day? Um, yes, I'm sure I will. It helps me keep myself in check and at this point in my weight loss journey, that's what I need. I hope I eventually get to that maintenance phase and can weigh myself once a week or whatever. But for now, I still have about 15 pounds I would like to get rid of, (Dang it- it was only 11!) and I need that number staring back at me every morning to keep me on the straight and narrow.

How did your No Weigh May go? If you blogged about it, let me know and I will link you up on my page!



KT80 (Running Like a Girl) said...

I keep struggling with talking to myself nicely, and one thing I struggle with is weighing myself. After much thought and flip-flopping, I have come back to weighing myself. Though, I have been reading a nutrition book for runners and it recommends eating the number of calories you need to maintain the weight you wish to be. I think it's a great idea, and since I use a food diary already I entered my weight at my goal weight (160). Good luck! It's a personal choice for sure!

ashley (redonk runner) said...

OMG, i couldn't make it a month without weighing myself! i am an everyday weigher... lol. i definitely would have gained weight!

Neon Blonde Runner said...

Just found your blog from Duck on the Run!

That's great restraint going a month without the scale, I don't think I'd be able to do that. I like to check it out every few days to make sure I'm not going too far in either direction!