Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Oh...So You Think Peer Pressure Is Gonna Work?

Well you are right.  So I was hemming and hawing on my decision to go scale-less for the month of July...fitting and appropriate yes...as it is the month of of Independence here in the great states of the United.

Anways, essentially I was talking myself out of it but because so many of you were like:

"OOOH, Amy if any can do it.  You can"

or

"If you do I will do it"

OR

"Amy, you are a beautiful moon goddess...go for it". (I made that one up)

I will do it.  I think the only way to bring peace into my mind during this non-number focused month ahead is to really commit to being the best bandster I can be.  Working out is a given, but the food is not.  So I will have to choose a healthier diet with more consistency.

A couple of scary pause points if you will. 

#1.  We are going to my parents boat for the Fourth.  I had planned on drinking and participating in nonsense all weekend, but we have to limit my drinking now.  EMPTY calories.  That's okay.  I run am actually more fun to others when I am sober, as Drunk Amy is sometimes moody and needs even more attention than normal...if you can imagine.

#2.  I have to see Dr. Friedman next week for a scheduled visit.  Which technically means there will be a scale involved, but it's not my scale...so it doesnt count.  I don't know whose bright idea it was to schedule a damn appointment right after a holiday.  I was probably in some sort of love haze after seeing Dr. Friedman so I can imagine I just replied "Sure...schedule me anytime...sure..."

#3. My weight is at an all time high (since reaching goal).  It is 175.4.  ShhhNIKES!  I don't know how or why...but mama no likey.

What is funny though is there is a noticeable difference (to me and Heather anyways) in my body.  I was looking at a picture of me when I met goal in my bikini, and one taken recently.  I am the same weight, but you can see a slight difference.  More tone, less skin.  I will see if I can take a picture tonight and do a side-by-side.  People keep saying "you keep getting skinnier"...and I tell them..."actually I haven't lost anymore in about 6 months...its just shifting!  I hope that is true.

It's Tuesday people!  Let's do this!

10 comments:

  1. I wish I could give up my scale for a month, but I know about a week in I'd say... well, even if I DO gain... I have three more weeks to get it off. You're a brave woman!

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  2. another example of needing the head to catch up with the body. I actually only weigh about 2 pounds more than you but when I look at your pics I think you are SO skinny and was pretty sure you were at or below goal. I can see the good in YOU, but not in me?? What's up with that! I have a fatty brain I tell ya'!
    Good going on the scale hiatus. You can do it, you ARE a goddess!

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  3. You can do it! I'm with you in spirit (if not actually DOING it with you...)

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  4. XOXO, Thinking of you, My Amy Sunshine! *M*

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  5. Amy you are my hero. But honestly this momma is already having a hard time keeping to the 1 x a week rule and if I go any less I think my brain will fizzle out and explode. xoxo

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  6. This is my first comment on anyone's blog. Crazy. You popped my comment cherry Amy, haha! I have read your whole blog from beginning to now and all I can say is... amazing!!! When I grow up I wanna be just like Amy. :) Talk about having a hard time with scales, I haven't had any since I started this journey in March besides my doc's and it's killing me. But that all ends tomorrow thank god. I'm getting my very own new scale. Yay!

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  7. I admire your ability to go without your scale. Since I can't, I will live this month vicariously through you.
    Oh, btw Amy, I actually FINISHED my post from the other day. The one you were nice enough to comment on, regarding your nails. I hope to have some pretty fingers one of these days too! Just one little way to give ourselves some TLC.

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  8. Question:

    In the month of not weighing, are you allowed to take your measurements?

    Actually, have you been tracking your measurements at any regular intervals? That would be some interesting info.

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  9. Zara-I forgot to take my initial measurements but I have them after that. I hate looking at them bc I never see much of a change. Maybe I need to look again. Good idea.

    And yes, those are allowed in the month of July.

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  10. I went on a scale break at the same time I went on a blog break. Which is like 6 weeks now. I did peek once maybe a week or two ago - I was exactly the same. I love being free of the scale!!!!!!

    I think measurements are good but they don't always tell the story either - unless you measure every last piece of your body. How your clothes fit is the best indicator IMHO.

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