Monday, February 1, 2010

Patience is a Virtue...

...that I do not possess.

With that said, I am down .5 pounds for the week. Well, I guess it's better than being up! So, I am at 206.5.

With that said, the good news is that this recent losing streak---5 weeks of recorded loss---is the longest losing streak since I was banded! It was not the largest amount of weight I have lost (11 pounds this month), but the longest I have gone without gaining.

Sure enough, I looked back over this last year, and for the most part, I would go 2, maybe 3 weeks with a loss, and then I would gain.

It might look something like this:

230 lbs
227 lbs
223 lbs
226 lbs

Shrinking Mommy asked me what my lowest month of weight loss was. Honestly, there were several months that I actually ended at a higher weight than I started! How about that!


  1. how frustrating... this is why i can't weigh myself at home.

    i know you don't want to hear it...but...hang in there.

    also, great dress pics.

  2. I am not patient as well! Silly scale!

    Mailed you clothes today :)

  3. I have zero patience. I finally managed to get back to where I started last Friday (290.8) but that scale has refused to budge since this Friday. Not a single ounce. I think the scale gods could be a little more generous and at least give us 0.1 pounds...I think that would at least take the edge of my impatience!!

    Hang in there - the scale will move again (in the right direction of course)!

  4. A loss is a loss no matter how small. As long as the scale keeps heading south, we should all be grateful, right? Of course, we'd all be even MORE grategul if it would move quickly south.

  5. I too am getting frustrated and it is good to see that this happens to all of us. I feel like I have done really well for the week and see either no movement or a slight gain. Frustrating.. I get really worried because I was a self pay and 16000.00 is a lot of money to not have work. I think that is my biggest issue is having taken that money from my family and it not work.. So I just keep on trying harder. I will succeed...

  6. At this point I am thrilled to see a .5 loss! And I am only 5 months out. My months of 10 pound losses are obviously over :(

    You are doing fab, Amy. As usual!!!!

  7. Amy, you are doing fantastic!!

    Don't worry about it only being .5 lbs loss! At least it is a loss. You may be reaching another plateau, but you will get over it too, just like in the past. Then your weight loss will pick back up again!

    I just can't wait for my Restriction to happen so I can get back to losing!!

  8. Yay Amy!!! 11 pounds in one month is great - I think I'm going to be at one (1) pound this month the way things are going! But, as long as I am down, I'll take it... Can't wait to see you pass the 200 threshold!

  9. What a good reminder that we ALL fluctuate! And CONGRATS on killing it this month... I don't think I've ever had one like this, but I'm gonna look it up to see if I have! xox

  10. 11 lbs. Way to GO! As long as the scales moving in the right direction, take that as a huge win!

  11. I lost .2 lbs last week and it drove me crazy. I let it get to me and diminish my happiness with this weeks loss. I am glad that you are looking on the good side instead! And 5 weeks of straight losses is so great!!

  12. As I keep getting reminded by the RNs and my doctor, the majority comes off in the first year and the second year is your second coming of "Bandster Hell" in that it's supposed to take you the entire year to lose a fraction of what you lost the first year in. I'm green, I know... and it sucks to hear stuff like that, but plateaus happen. And honestly? You DIDN'T gain. You DID lose some (hey, it counts!). And it's just ONE week in the last 52.

    Think about everything you learn and experience in your first year of life. Then consider how cynical and hard to impress you are by the time you're a 52 year old crank-pot.

    Then take a deep breath and relax. I have yet to read ANYONE else having the extreme success (coupled with the kickass attitude and personality that keeps driving in all these followers) that you've had.

    Or, as I pull a tough cop manuever on myself in order to stop the negative thoughts, "Oh, bitch please. Stop your whining and get back to more important shit."

    Yes, I am mean to myself, but in a heart of gold kind of way. :)

  13. I do the same thing. I think it's normal. I get to a new low, have a moment where I get cocky and eat chicken strips and then go back up by about 4 lbs and then up and down by 3 lbs and 2-3 weeks later get back to the lowest low, ready to lose again. But it's almost like my head has to accept that new low before I can really proceed.

    In any case, I feel your pain Ms. Workman!

  14. That does suck, I am on a similar pattern just like that. Maybe it's normal? Dunno!