Friday, August 28, 2009


So, for the past 6 or 7 weeks, I've been making a concerted effort to be more active. My goal has been to get out and be active for at least 30 minutes, at least 5 days a week. For the most part, I've been successful at meeting that goal. Most days I take the dogs for a walk, since that benefits the dogs as well as me. Some days I head out on the bike, taking Jack Jack with me for company. And other days it is yardwork or something else that becomes my fitness activity for the day.

Last night I thought I'd get on the Wii Fit, just to see where my weight is. I haven't weighed myself since early July, so I was pretty sure I'd lost a pound or two. Imagine my surprise (and dismay!) when I saw that I'd gained 3.5 pounds! I know it's not a lot, but still . . . I've been working hard and really, honestly thought I'd see a reward for that work (yes, yes being healthier is a reward in itself, but come on, I wanted to see a weight loss too).

I won't quit being active, because I know it's good for me and it's great for the dogs. Guess it's time to really get serious about what I eat, since the bump up in activity didn't cut it. Sigh.


Ange said...

I'll encourage you if you'll encourage me! It's not fun to do it on your own.

Visichy said...

I know it sucks but a couple of things to keep in mind...

1. weight loss is about 80% food choices and 20% activity

2. sodium, time of month, caffeine intake, etc all affect water retention which can have a dramatic affect on what you see on the scale

3. instead of (or as well as) stepping on the scale, try taking measurements or judging how your clothes are fitting. Sometimes we shrink but the scale stays the same (or increase a bit).

You're doing great and getting healthier. You are an inspiration to me :)

Brenda said...

I'm right there with you! I haven't used my WII fit for months because I know it's not going to be good when I stand on it.
I need to sit back down and make some new short term goals I think.