In a holding pattern …

Hmm…let’s see: last week’s weight was 191.4*****. What’s this week’s weight, you ask? Well, lemme tell ya:

191.4

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No less, no more!

Yup, still hanging’ around the ol’ Plateau Point bus stop! Still, I’m not discouraged. In my daily weigh-ins during the past week, I was heartened when the numbers actually dipped slightly below 190, for a few brief moments! And I know I’m moving in the right direction — downwards!

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And there are some NON-scale victories to report – like for example, my waist and hip measurements have both gone down enough that I’ve actually been buying clothes in slightly smaller sizes — in fact, last week I bought two T-shirts in “Large,” with no “X” in sight!!!

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Damn right! and I’m actually feelin’ pretty good about that, so if it means I have to hang around Plateau Point for a while longer — well, at least I’ll be well-dressed while I’m there!

Hope YOU have a great week — see you Friday!

****IMPORTANT UPDATE, post-cofveve****
As I’ve often pointed out, math is not my forte! Someone pointed out to me that last week’s weight was actually 192.0 — which means I DID lose a little bit — 0.6 pounds, to be exact! So, still at Plateau Point, but a little bit closer to the bus!

Waiting for a lift from Plateau Point!

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Happy Monday, everyone! Well, as you can see from today’s weigh-in…

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…I’m still hanging out at Plateau Point, waiting for the “whoosh!” effect to kick me off.

What’s the “whoosh!” effect, you ask? Well, see, during the past few days, I consulted with reputable nutritionists and did in-depth research at a medical library Googled “weight loss plateau” and found this fascinating theory:

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The basic theory: as you lose fat, the fat cells don’t just disappear — they fill up with water, which hangs around for a little while before “whooshing” on its merry way.

Which seems like as good an explanation as any for why I’m currently stuck in the ’90s.

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Not that that’s necessarily a bad thing — I loved the ’90s! In fact, it’s the decade I’d love to revisit first when/if they ever get that time travel machine perfected.

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But for now, I guess I’ll just have to be content here in good ol’ 2018! Meanwhile, I’m just gonna continue doing what I’ve been doing — countin’ my calories, goin’ to the gym, and enjoyin’ life in the good ol’ days of 2018!

Hope you have a great week, everyone — see you Friday!

Weekly Weigh-in, Pre- or Post-Patriotic Holiday Edition (depending on your location)!

Hey, happy Monday! Looks like a great week for all us patriots (and those who enjoy short work weeks, heh heh!). Starting yesterday, we had:

And of course, later this week it’s our turn, down here in the Lower 48:

So whichever part of the Northern American continent* you’re reading this from, enjoy your special day!

Anyway, let’s get down to business, shall we? Here’s the Weekly Weigh-In:

191.4
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Whew! Well, I’m still stuck in the ’90s, but at least it’s heading back in the right direction! See you Friday, when I’ll tell you about all the yummy stuff I got to eat on the Fourth of July!

(*Lo siento, Mexico, pero su Dia de la Independencia es el 16 de Septiembre!)

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First “Post-Diet-Break” Weigh-In!

OK, ready for this? Let’s go!

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So, up exactly one pound from last week. Not too bad! Honestly, I was expecting worse. I did my best to follow through on my pledge to take a diet break, indulging in things like NON-diet soda, like classic Moxie:

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farm-fresh eggs fried in REAL BUTTER:

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and my all-time favorite breakfast, country-fried steak in gravy:

So all things considered, one pound up ain’t too shabby!

And I know it’s only temporary. Follower tidingsofcomfortandjoy said it very well in her comment on Friday’s post:

I was eating at maintenance calories for awhile, but felt my control over what I was eating slipping a bit, so I went back to eating at a calorie deficit.

Yeah, I’m almost at that point! It’s kinda tricky, once you get into the “diet all the time” mindset, to let yourself take any kind of a break, isn’t it? Almost like you have to reprogram your brain or something!

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Yeah, I know how you feel, but a little cofveve should help. See you Friday, everyone — have a great week!

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block print by artnoose (https://flic.kr/p/V3sw1B)

Rhymin’ Weekly Weigh-in: Stuffy Nose edition!

Wow — ready for this? It’s a good ‘un!

191.6
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Lookin’ good there! That’s a pretty solid loss, if I say so myself.

So how’s your Monday going? OK … ok … uh huh … yeah, that’s tough … uh huh … uh …

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Sorry, but it’s MY blog, so lemme tell you about MY Monday!

First, I’ve got my semiannual sinus infection/cold/bronchitis/whatever you wanna call it.

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Which is a pain (although it does give me that always-to-be-cherished VALID EXCUSE to cancel my dentist appointment today … yay?).

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Second, WordPress seems to be acting up, and isn’t letting me preview my page before I publish it. Which means I’m meme-ing in the dark!!! It’s kinda weird.

Third, well, OK, there’s no third. I just like counting things, because math, right?

Anyway, it’s just Monday, right? Hang in there … tomorrow it’ll be all gone!

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See ya Friday!

 

Weekly Weigh-in, post-potluck edition!

Good morning, everyone! How was your weekend? Mine was great, thanks. Went to two potlucks, both in honor of some wonderful young people who are graduating from high school, and thus are probably wayyyyy too cool to be reading blogs, fercryinoutloud. Still, Magdalena, Alex, Katherine, Molina, and the others whose names I don’t remember (sorry, I’m old!), congrats!

Anyway, the point is, we went to two, count ’em TWO church potlucks, and after stuffing myself with yummy casseroles, mouth-watering cakes, and oh yeah …

…I was a little nervous about this morning’s weigh-in. Fortunately, it was actually pretty good! Ready? Here goes:

195.0
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Not too shabby, eh? So that’s exactly three pounds down from last week, but of course, if you’ve been paying attention, that’s probably more water than fat. Still, as long as it’s heading in the right direction, I’m good!

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Yeah, that too! OK, everyone, don’t know if I’m up for another week of posting every day, but I’ll try to check in at least once before Friday. If not … well … see ya Friday!

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Day 6 – more fun with fluctuations!

OK, so yesterday (Day 5) my weight dipped down to 193.5, a satisfying plunge from Monday’s 198.0, right? And yet, in just 24 little hours, I’m back up to:

195.8
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Again — it’s a fluctuation, and I’m NOT worried about it, because I’m doing the averaging! Math time again!

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Well, I’ll say it, ’cause check this out! Here are my weights from Day 1 through today:

Monday:      198.0
Tuesday:      196.8
Wednesday: 196.8
Thursday:    195.4
Friday:         193.8
Saturday:     195.8

Added together: 1,176.6, and DIVIDED BY 6 (6 days):  196.1

So my AVERAGE weight for the past 6 days is 196.1, which isn’t too shabby!
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So there! Anyway, it’s Saturday, and Mr. 50by60 and I have a busy weekend ahead of us — graduations, potlucks — so if it’s all the same to you, I think I’m going to skip tomorrow (Day 7) and just rejoin you on Monday for the regularly scheduled Weekly Weigh-in.

But now that you know my Secret Weaponized Weigh-in Technique(tm), you’ll know why I don’t get too upset when the poundage goes up or down a tad. “Averaging” makes everything better!

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Have a super weekend, everyone! See you Monday!