October Weigh In

It’s that time again.

Time to step on that scale and see what kind of progress I’ve made since September.

If you are new to reading, here’s a quick update:

August was epic and I ran in the Hood to Coast relay race (check out my Best Of Page for all the links!). September came and I had my first run since the race only to find out I was injured. Having to take 6 weeks off from running was devastating. I mourned a little, whined a lot, then got back on my feet and decided to set some new goals. I would continue swimming but I would also add a new weight lifting routine. I’d been neglecting weights for a long time while I focused solely on running.

I recently posted asking Is it Working Yet? Well this morning I got my answer!

YES! WEIGHT LIFTING IS WORKING!!

I stepped on the scale this morning and saw a huge change. In fact, I was so surprised I stepped off and then back on just to make sure the scale was working….Then I wondered, “What did I weight last month? Maybe it wasn’t 148? Maybe I’m mistaken…”

Why?

Because today the scale read 145.2!

3 Freaking Pounds baby! I haven’t lost 3+ pounds in one single month in YEARS. Years. Not since I was still overweight and had a lot to lose. I am so happy the weight lifting has been working. What a great start to the day.

The measurements weren’t very different from last month but I am so happy with seeing that surprise loss, I’m good with it!

Dinner last night was also pretty good. Michael bought two New York Strip steaks for dinner and a loaf of olive ciabatta bread (one of my favorites).

Michael whipped up a little dipping sauce: olive oil, balsamic and some spices.

The steak was good. We both agreed it was a little on the dry side. I think we’re spoiled now that we’ve discovered how amazing marinading meat is!

Even though I wasn’t really in the mood for more wine, I did have one glass of Pinot Noir with dinner. It just seemed like a good combination with the steak. We’re dangerously low on healthy food in the house–no fruit, veggies…So raw carrots and cauliflower were our side dish.

Dinner was a good, healthy combination of protein, veggies and carbs. Yum!

QUESTION: Have you ever had a super surprise on a Weigh-In day?

9 Responses

  1. ***tossing confetti*** congratulations on your loss!! I always expect to hear a round of applause when I see great numbers on the scale. (But then I’d be embarrassed because I usually do my weigh in’s naked. 🙂 )

  2. Whoohoo! It’s crazy, isn’t it? Muscle weighs more than fat but that magic it has on your metabolism is priceless. Congrats on adapting to a new routing AND seeing incredible results!

  3. I am so excited for your progress, Lisa! It was the same for me – I sat on a plateau for so many months, but I changed my routine in the gym. I started focusing more on strength training and less on cardio and the needle FINALLY started to move.

    Congratulations!

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