Quick note on the number

It’s been unsettling not having a scale, I’m used to the comfort of seeing that number every day.  The last reading on my home scale was 152, but two different scales on three different days this week give me 156.  So I have 8 pounds to go until I’m not “overweight” any more, not 4.  Whatever, it’s going to take forever, if I ever get there.   Maybe the scale they have at gyms are more accurate than mine, I never got the same number two days in a row at home.  Maybe this also means that I did start at 199 (from gym), not the 195 I prefer in my mind.  I did an initial consultation at 24Fitness, they likely have not just my starting weight, but measurements.  I should get those numbers, see where I am today.

I’m liking the East Bay, it’s friendlier, less crowded, less hectic.  It’s taking some adjustment, I’m very aggressive, especially driving, for here.  I’ll adjust eventually.  I’m going to make a serious attempt to be social and make friends, but today I am finally taking a break, after way too long spent moving, and going for a hike.  I’m going to go check out some camping spots where we can try backpacking, maybe 2-4 miles into the woods, as a first try.  Camera is broken, so no pictures.  😦

Farmer’s Markets here have some fine stuff, but major sticker shock for me.  I guess it’s what the market will bear, but I won’t pay.  $3.90/lb for peaches?  I’ve found one market not that outrageous, and I managed to get a large watermelon, pounds of stone fruit, strawberries, veggies, all home on bicycle, in my panier bags.  I hardly need a car at all here, that’s kind of nice.

OK, not so quick a post, but finally I want to thank Jennifer, at Ex-Hot Girl, for giving me a blog award.  Unfortunately, I’m too lazy and cynical to pass it on, and they sort of remind me of chain letters.  I certainly appreciate the sentiment, and congratulations on graduating from obesity to overweight!


5 Responses to “Quick note on the number”

  1. August 27, 2009 at 7:29 am

    Uh. Yeah. Four or eight pounds? I think that you might be able to settle into accepting that the little bit left may take a while, but it is truly just a little bit! I mean if it was 40 or 80? It might be a bit different.

    I think we are going to have to move pretty soon- I so badly want to leave Spokane, but if not at least move into a different part of it that doesn’t suck so bad. I am glad that you are feeling better about you new part of town!

  2. August 28, 2009 at 6:59 am

    just read your last few posts. good for you for living without a scale — i have such a hard time with that.

    i admire that you have a full life while you’re trying to lose weight. when i lost 80 pounds (several times) i obsessed and obsessed. dieting was my life — i rarely even left the house.

    re: your last post. i have PLENTY of friends who aren’t particularly thin, and they have plenty of boyfriends and/or husbands. i met my sweetie when i weighed 150ish, and he always told me i was his fantasy girl.

    one man can’t speak for all men. self-esteem is everything. (and mascara — good for getting them to look at your eyes.)

  3. August 30, 2009 at 10:25 am

    It sounds like your new city is going to be a good fit, just as long as you don’t run people over! Just kidding.

    I wouldn’t stress too much over how much more weight you have to lose, like one of the other commenters said, it’s definitely going to come off!

    I wish I could have seen you get all that produce home on your bike! I hope your weekend is going well!

  4. August 31, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    I have a theory that if you will just weigh yourself at your local Safeway, you will weigh less!
    That way they think you will buy more food 🙂 (It works at Publix)

  5. September 26, 2009 at 8:39 am

    I just now saw this. Thanks and you’re welcome. :)~ ❤

    Jenn (Ex Hot Girl)

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