Sunday, March 17, 2013

Weigh-In (Day 542)

Hi all!

Happy Sunday! Happy Saint Patrick's Day! How is everyone doing today? It's cold here today, but it's still sunny. I really wish it would warm up, it's the 17th of March for goodness sake and it's still consistently in the 20's and if we're lucky low 30's. I'm pretty sick of it. Hopefully it will start warming up, looking at the forecast it looks like it will be closer to 40 starting next Sunday and the following week.

Today was weigh-in day and I was not impressed. I gained almost a pound, but I know it's not legitimate. After calculating all of my numbers, I know I did not eat an extra 3500 calories. Because I exercised 6 days last week and ate under my calorie goal all week. It could be a number of things, water retention, different salt intake, the increase in exercise, eating under my BMR, or a combination of these. Plus I was doing some reading this morning and it said that carb cycling can result in slight weight gain from time to time depending on what the person's levels are.

Starting Weight: 315
Last Week: 285.4
This Week: 286.2 

This weeks weigh-in goes to show you, the number on the scale doesn't mean everything. I didn't reach that 30 pound mark today but I'm not too worried about it. I'm feeling so much better all around now than I did 2 weeks ago. My eating has been healthier and I feel so amazing being able to exercise consistently. I have more stamina while I'm working out and my clothing is fitting better. The number on the scale doesn't matter, I care so much less about it. Now I care more about how I feel and how my clothing fits and how I feel during exercising. Typically, I take Sunday as a rest day from exercise but I decided to walk a little today. So while watching a movie I walked 1.2 miles. :) It felt great, and it's so nice to not have to worry about how far I'm walking but just walking. When I started, I didn't have a set amount of time that I would walk, but it ended up being 28 minutes total.

Last night while I was laying in bed I had so much on my mind and I almost wrote a blog about it last night. It's about Abid, it sucks being apart from him. Every day I pray that the petition will go through without a hitch and that it will happen quickly. But from my research, it could take up to 5 or 6 months to find out if the petition was accepted or rejected. This is the part that's killing Abid and I, we're both just wanting it to be accepted and quickly. We've already been apart for 9 months, so add another 5 or 6 to that for the petition (14 or 15 months). Then if it is accepted who knows how long it will take for the second part of the visa process, I'm assuming another 6ish months (20 or 21 months). So it will probably be close to another year or so before we're together, as long as everything goes accordingly. It could be longer or shorter (hopefully shorter). But that's almost 2 years total being apart and only being able to see each other on Skype or talking on the phone. Oh good Lord, it's so hard. I love Abid more than anything and I know that he is worth this wait but it's just so hard. There are so many nights where I just cry myself to sleep because I feel so alone, especially now that he's working. I know that Abid loves me and that he's struggling just as much as I am, but it's hard staying strong. And that is what I try to do, put on a happy face for him, my family, and my friends. But it doesn't change the fact that it's hard.

On a happier note, I get to register for my summer classes tomorrow. So it will be nice knowing what classes I will be taking next. I'll be busier next session though because I'll be taking at least two classes instead of one and these will last 5 weeks. But I'm up for the challenge. :) I suppose, I'm going to go and pick out my classes now and then work on next week's discussion post. So until next time.



  1. I had to come to that realization too when it comes to the number on the scale..I decided that if I'm feeling good and doing what I should be doing food/exercise wise, then I'm on track :)


  2. Being apart from someone you love is never easy. I hope it works out and you two can be reunited soon! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee