Monday, April 18, 2011

Death to Scales

I have a problem: my pants don't fit. (insert angry eyes here) Not that it's necessarily a big deal to move from a size 4 to a size 6. [Or? In Banana Republic sizes ... I'm still a 2. That makes me feel a little better.]
And I thought, well what the hell ... the jeans must have shrunk in the wash or something. Never mind the fact that I've washed them about a hundred times and denim doesn't exactly shrink.
So I stepped on the scale.
127 pounds.

Wait ... WHAT?!
When the hell did I put on 10 pounds? Especially since I've been running for what, a month? And my stamina has been increasing over that time?

Awesome. I'm the one girl whose ass gets larger with cardio.
But, in all fairness ... I did in fact eat this for dinner the other night:

Hey, you know something? If it means I can liberally apply butter to my lobster tail and have dessert after? I think I'm okay wearing a larger pant size. Cutting calories is crap. I'll run longer tomorrow.

But seriously?
My bathroom scale can die. Psh. 127 pounds ....   That's only 3 pounds away from the heaviest I've ever been in my life, and at 5'3''? A little extra weight is totally noticeable.


  1. 127 is not bad at all!!! I know hearing that does not change how you feel. I also hate calorie counting. I would rather eat whatever I wanted and just work out the next day. Don't feel too bad about the butter... I had In-N-Out Burger tonight...

  2. I gain weight when I am seriously working out... and it's all in my legs/butt! So, you're not alone!

  3. I'm struggling with my weight, too! I also have about ten (okay, I lied, about 15) extra pounds on me. It's been tough to work them off, but I'm also not restricting my diet- I had a cheeseburger yesterday for my bday. You still have to enjoy life, right? :)

  4. I am 193 and a size 14, want to trade? When I got married I was 155 and a size 10. *grumble*

  5. I'd still blame the wash for shrinking clothes (even denim) - it shrinks mine ALL.THE.TIME!

  6. Ugh, I feel ya. I'm 5"3 and 125...and getting married in 7 weeks. I'm supposed to feel fantastic, but I'm not.

  7. Coming from a health science major...

    Well, you have to think about the most basic thing that happens when you work out. You get more muscle. You lose fat. But, muscle weighs significantly more than fat. A more accurate measurement is using body composition as a way to measure your "weight". Skin folds, Bod Pod/Hydrostatic Weight, circumferences...etc.

    Do NOT use BMI. It is not meant for short or tall people, or people with muscle. Two people, one "obese" and one who is a body builder that are the same height and weight. If you calculate their BMI, which is mass/height^2, they will both be the same, but it is obvious that the body builder is in better physical shape than the obese person.

    Anywho, that's my two cents. :D Plus, take into the account that you have boobs. The end.