Sunday, February 6, 2011

First Week of FEB report back

I did mention briefly the other day that I FEAR the scale at the moment.
I dislike being in this space, a space that comes from getting out of the habit of weighing in at least 4x a week and a very long holiday with a slight loss of control eating wise and no training for 6 weeks.
I know if I climb on the scale and its up I am going to feel worse than I am right now...
So one of the reason's I'm staying off as I'm really struggling with feelings of depression, lack of motivation etc, that I'm trying to avoid all things that will make this period harder, the scale is one of them...
I stand in front of the mirror ( naked ) and take a good look at myself and honestly, I like what I see...I ask myself WHY I AM FEARING THE SCALE cause I look good and have not gained the amount of weight ( if any ) that would depress me.
I feel fantastic in my clothing....nothing is tighter.
The size small jacket my hubby bought and was sure it would be too small just by holding it up in the shop, fits me perfectly!!!

So I have decided to give my eating plan, and training ( but struggling here ) my all for the month of February and then on the 1st March I'm going to weigh myself and report my weight here for everyone to see and by doing this I will break the fear of the scale that currently has taken over me.

This is my first FEAR of the scale and wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience.

I have not been very good this week in the training department
Here is the report back for the week.

Monday ~ Taught a class
Tuesday ~ Taught a class
Wednesday ~ was my official off day
Thursday ~ Indoor cycle for 18,5 km
Friday and Saturday ~ Lazy and de-motivated, no other words.
Sunday ~ Treadmill run for 6.48 km

Did 3 sessions of 300 sit ups

Did 25 km this week
Burned 1652 calories

I intentions are to improve in all area's this coming week.


  1. No worries Marcy I think you did great on your workouts this week!

    I can understand why you don't want to step on the scale, just don't do it. Your self image and how your clothes feel say it all: you feel good.
    I never had really a scare of the scale but I never step on it on Monday after the weekend :)

  2. I know how you feel about the scale - I have a love-hate relationship with it too...
    Hang in there, you are in a dip but you will soon get your groove back. I often have the same kind of depression when coming back from a visit "back home". It's frustrating but the most you can do is just give yourself time to get feeling better.

  3. Yeah, you really shouldn't fear the scale Marcelle because you absolutely do look fantastic. Though I know all too well how hard it is not to get stuck on the numbers.

    And don't worry too much about a little lack of motivation. You normally kill your workouts and sometimes we go through lulls. It'll come back to you. I know you'll never let it go again completely. The fire will reignite again soon. I wonder sometimes if our bodies need that little break once in a while. As long as you are aware of it. If it goes on for long you might have to force yourself back into it, but if it's just a couple weeks of a little less activity that's not the end of the world.

  4. Oh you should join our GET FIT challenge! It helps to have support from other girls to lose weight or keep weight off. Hope to see you there!

  5. A size "small". Something I don't know how it feels like to say, "I'm wearing a small". But it's great that the small do fit you.

  6. I think this is what we all go through after losing our weight. When we start getting into fitness, our bodies gain weight period.

    I have gained 10 pounds since losing my weight, but still am in my size 10 pants and love what I look like in the mirror.

    I will take my strength that I've gained and the confidence I've gained over the number of the scale! Yes, I prefer the lower number, but its not worth the sacrifice of good lean muscle.

    I've written about this too, a lot. It is depressing so know your not alone.

  7. Hang in there Marcelle! Here's to a new week!

  8. I often have fear of the scale- I think your plan is great- I will not be weighing every day as weel as it only stresses me out- I will go 1x week on Friday for Dr. weigh in....You are beautiful!!!XOXO

  9. Hi! Came over from Jen's journey
    I love seeing strong women fight daily for fitness and's not easy and it inspires me to read successful journeys!
    You look FAB!!!
    I love photography too..!
    Come by for a visit, I'm training for my first figure competition!

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