OWiS #34…good stress / bad stress

20 08 2010

Let me start this post by saying something really good about it: There is a loss! That being said, this has been a pretty stressful week both good and bad and both kinds have caused some sort of spike in my weight. Getting all freaked out about the marathon / half marathon saw the scale jump up to 188 and I had to work my ass off this week to get that scale moving again. Would I have liked to see something more significant than a half pound loss? Of course. Am I thrilled beyond words that I have a half pound loss this week? You bet your sweet ass I am.

The scale has been all over the past seven days. I saw a low number of 183.5 but today I’m up just a tad because of stress. This is the good kind (sort of) but involved letting go of a large sum of money (and if you know me this is a major stress factor) so today I take a deep breath and just let the universe take what it needs from me because I know the universe will also give me back what I work hard for.

Physically speaking, I really pushed my body to it’s maximum. My weights are heavier, my endurance is longer, and I’ve traveled more by bike this week than I have since I was in my 20’s. It feels good to be moving. It feels good to be getting stronger. The 80 pound mark is in my target and I am moving forward!

  • Week 0 = 263.5 (-0.0)
  • Week 1 = 257.4 (-6.1)
  • Week 2 = 255.0 (-2.4)
  • Week 3 = 254.6 (-.4)
  • Week 4 = 253.8 (-.8) *I started c25k
  • Week 5 = 248.2 (-5.6)
  • Week 6 = 247.2 (-1.0)
  • Week 7 = 246.2 (-1.0)
  • Week 8 = 244.4 (-1.8)
  • Week 9 = 241.0 (-3.4)
  • Week 10 = 240.6  (-.4)
  • Week 11 = 238.0 (-2.6)
  • Week 12 = 234.8 (-3.2)
  • Week 13 = 232.8 (-2.0) *joined a gym
  • Week 14 = 230.0 (-2.8) *graduated c25k
  • Week 15 = 227.8 (-2.2)
  • Week 16 = 225.6 (-2.2)
  • Week 17 = 222.4 (-3.2)
  • Week 18 = 219.2 (-3.2)
  • Week 19 = 221.4 (+2.2) *the brother situation
  • Week 20 = 213.8 (-7.6)
  • Week 21 = 212.0 (-1.8)
  • Week 22 = skipped
  • Week 23 = 208.0 (-4.0) *over the course of two weeks
  • Week 24 = 207.6 (-.4) *switched over to new scale
  • Week 25 = 204.8 (-2.8)
  • Week 26 = 202.8 (-2.0)
  • Week 27 = 200.8 (-2.0)
  • Week 28 = 203.6 (+2.8) *lost my job
  • Week 29 = 197.0 (-6.6) ONEDERLAND!
  • Week 30 = 196.3 (-.7) *I cut out starch
  • Week 31 = 193.2 (-3.1)
  • Week 32 = 188.0 (-5.2)
  • Week 33 = 185.6 (-2.4)
  • Week 34 = 185.1 (-0.5)
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7 responses

20 08 2010
Sarah

I think you’re doing great. Good attitude — a loss is a loss! In addition to the stress, sometimes your body just knows what it needs too. Good work!

Thought you might enjoy this article:
http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/health/baring-it-all-the-barefoot-running-trend-2337336/

20 08 2010
Meegan

T – this week has been epic in so many ways. The fact that you are still losing through all of that when you’re fighting stronger, longer etc. is also epic.
You have it down in the attitude department my friend – take your loss for what it is – your body needs some time to adjust again before it takes the next plunge. If there’s one thing we’ve learned its listen to the body – its smart! 😉

20 08 2010
seattlerunnergirl

You are a fighter, and so is your body! CONGRATS on being another .5 closer to your goal! Keep it up!

20 08 2010
Jess

BBee, I’m glad you’re realizing that you FEEL stronger no matter what the scale says.

And I’m finally proud of you for deciding between half and full. I didn’t want to discourage you from running full but I felt like you needed a bit more time, AND the best part? You figured it out on yourself because you realized that you need to do what makes you HAPPY and not stressed.

I’m proud of you BBee. Now hopefully my mail gets to you soon!

20 08 2010
sharlaelizabeth

I’m flattered you noticed my sweet ass! But really, I’m glad the scale moved down, but I’m even more gladder happier that you have healthy outlets for dealing with stress now.

22 08 2010
Josie (35 and Shrinking)

You know what you are? A strong, determined, and totally inspirational MACHINE. I am in awe at your consistent progress, my friend.

So happy for you Tara!!!

2 09 2010
KyokoCake

Hi! I just found you and wanted to say congrats on the loss and I totally understand those up and down weeks! I love how you have your whole weigh-in journey just right there spelled out – I may have to steal that idea!

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