E2E Challenge – Week 1 – Don’t Trust an Ancient Scale

Really.  There are some weeks when the scale just feels like a slap upside the head, a journey into the absurd, a lesson in ridiculous.

Seriously?  How does a person maintain through the holiday season and then gain five pounds in a week?  FIVE POUNDS??  Enough to make a person nuts, right? Right.  Except when the scale is a bazillion years old.

See, I peeked before my official weigh-in.  I went to WW, braced for the worst, that nasty five pound gain.  Then, THEN – Suprise!  Only a 1.3 pound gain per WW.  I wanted to hug the receptionist.

A gain though?  Perhaps my holiday indulgences finally caught up, right?  It’s okay.  It will be gone soon enough.  Here’s my weekly recap.

1. Item of clothing and a picture of me.  Nope, Not done yet.  I spent Saturday trail building – digging, swinging a pick axe, sawing trees and moving rocks.  Way more important than shopping, ‘kay?

2. Weight This Week: 159.3  Thank you once again, Christmas goodies!

3. Goal Recap

Shed Five Pounds:  Well, I sort of went the wrong direction this week.  However, I did stay within my weekly points, and earned 57 activity points biking, kettle bells, circuit training and elliptical.  It is what it is.

Do Five Pullups:  I accomplished ONE this week, and continue to work on the muscle building that will get me all the way to five.

Firm Up the Arms:  Yep.  Many reps of rows and lat pulls happened, as well as a hundred or more pushups. I’m going to count them this week.

4. Books

I did not start the The Smarter Science of Slim.  I did, however, dive back into Refuse to Regain.  I was too quick to brush her off last time around.

I did read along with Jenny at  A Minute Captured and dove into my Bible this year.

5.  Quote – posted.  In fact, I put it over in the sidebar where it will stay.

6. Catch up with the Challenge Buddy.  Hey Jo!! How’s it going

7. Visit Other Challengers:  I hit many of your blogs this week. Everyone is off to a great start!

8. I do hereby solemnly swear to NOT QUIT.  Amen.

Don’t trust a lousy scale. Keep the Faith.

EMail Anglea Pea

4 thoughts on “E2E Challenge – Week 1 – Don’t Trust an Ancient Scale

  1. I too had a nasty gain but I don’t plan on keeping it. I’ll try my best to send it on it’s way. Yes trail building is much better then shopping any day. I hate shopping, really hate it.
    I wish you the best this week. Take care Angela. Blessings!!

  2. Yeah, those pounds can be sneaky little devils! It happens though & you sound like you are on it to banish them so they will soon be gone:-)

  3. My evil scale is trying to tell me I gained 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I’m pretending it didn’t say that.

    It’s also trying to tell me that after days and days on almost only liquids (gum surgery), I haven’t lost even an ounce. It’s harder to ignore that.


  4. great exercise….any chance that the trail building led to muscle inflammation and water retention? If not you’re on track and things should start moving. Tks for your comments.

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