Friday, February 08, 2008


150 lbs even today. Yes, I know it's .4 less than last week but that means nothing to me. Not when I've been juggling this same lb for several weeks now. These are my last 7 WI's since I reached the dreaded 150's...150(todays), 150.4(last week), 148.8, 149.2, 149.2, 149.2, 150 lbs. Two days ago I was 148.4, but that didn't stick. And no it's not water retention, my rings are totally loose and I drank tons of water yesterday to prepare for my WI today.

Sooooooooooooo, I've decided I'm divorcing (or at least seperating) from my scale. I'm putting it away for ONE MONTH. It's going to be really hard for me. I am a daily weigh-er, and sometimes I even weigh more than once a day. I am sick of obsessing about the numbers though, and being ruled by the scale. I will continue eating lower points than I did for maintenance (waiting to hear from Runny if I should stick to the 26 or not), and I will also continue earning 28 AP's per week. The only change will be....BYE-BYE scale! I'm kickin' yo ass to da curb :OP


Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about your recent break up .Seems to me that your body may be happy where it is ????
anways hope you have a better week :D

Jen said...

OOOH, a scale divorce...eek!!! Do you need to draw up papers??? (i'm kidding!)

That is so crazy weird though!! I agree, I think a little time away from the scale will help...your body just seems to be doing the wonky!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi there,
Well, I just want to say that I think you are doing an awesome job. I would guess that maintenance is the hardest part to weightloss. I heard about your ww journey on the boards a while back and would check out your blog every once in a really is inspiring! For me, this is my 4th time on ww. I'm finding is soooo hard to stick to it. But I have started fresh since Wednesday, and hoping to get to my goal weight by summer (167). I too, am
5'10", and finally down to 201.2, but struggling my ass off trying to get past it! a few weeks back I made it to 197, and that was thrilling to me, but up I so sucks! But I realize I need to stick to the program if I really and it to work.
Well, I just wanted to say that I find you very inspiring, and that if you can do it, so can I! Thanks for taking the time to do this blog, I'm sure it helps a lot of people to see the light at the end of the tunnel:0)
And, divorcing the, maybe that's what I should do too, I prob weight myself about 4 times a day, drives me CRAZY!!!
Keep up the great work:0)

Anonymous said...

Hey Shrunk...
I'm a daily (or more) weigher. I am also struggling with the same 3-4 pounds. You're giving me the strength to at least CONSIDER hiding the scale... I'm so scared, since sometimes I feel like it's what holds me accountable...

You go girl - I'll be checking in to see if you have any break up booty calls with your scale!!!

Anonymous said...

Yaaayyyy on divorcing the scale.
I'm sure you'll go nuts the first days, but stick to it.
You should not be obsessing coz you look so great hun (but I understand why you *do* obsess, with all the effort you're putting in).
High five to you, and kick to your scale so it goes to the neighbour's curb.


Lisa aka water_nymph said...

as usual, you prove to be courageous!! And from what i've learned about you through this blog, your stubbornness will kick in too and that scale will be lonely and dusty at the end of the month!!

good luck!

jen999 said...

See, I really think that the difference that's being made right now, is that you're loosing fat cells and creating muscle mass.. Have you seen the pictures of yourself? I really think that you look smaller in the pics you took last week than you do in the pic where you weigh 137 lbs.. You look AWESOME! I really believe that you're at the stage where you're more working on body fat percentage than scale bullshit.. It makes sense that if you were eliminating that fat and turning it into muscle that it would weigh more right??

Maybe it's just me, but that makes complete sense in my mind!! lol!! Either way, I TOTALLY think that divorcing your scale is a good plan, as is keeping up the AP'S..

You're hard core, Shaunna, you're going to kickass at whatever you do, whatever way you decide to do it!! :-)

healthy ashley said...

Congratulations on your divorce! I know that, for me, the scale can derail an entire day of what could have lowered that number. Good luck!

Lucas said...

What a courageous decision. I weigh daily too (down from twice daily) but can't imagine giving it up all together. Being a Catholic, I'd say you just found what to give up for Lent. Stay strong and hang in there. You are doing GREAT, even if you don't think so!

Anonymous said...

Hey Shrunk!

you're pics show that you are leaning out. I know that your blog has indicated that you're doing weights now...that will put on some puonds. I think your idea of throwing away the scale for a couple of weeks, and getting out the good old tape measure at this time would be good. that scale will drive you nuts....especially when you're adding some nice lean body mass. Take care and keep up the great work!