Well there is a story in the StarTribune online today about this issue.
It appears that they did a study on what obese women's body image was.
Women and children who are overweight and obese may have a skewed vision of just how heavy they are, a new study finds, as many underestimated how much they actually weighed.82% underestimated their weight. Maybe I'm not so different after all? Which leads me to wonder why this occurs?
Among the women, about 82 percent who were obese underestimated their weight, and about 43 percent who were overweight low-balled their weight. But only about 13 percent of normal weight women underestimated how much they weighed.
"These findings imply that not only is obesity prevalent in urban America, but that those most affected by it are either unaware or underestimate their true weight," said Dr. Nicole Dumas, lead author of the study, in a news release.In my case, I knew that I was overweight. I just didn't know that I was "that" overweight.
Very interesting. No?
As for that big 240 up there...I'm not losing. I'm not going to blame this on the time of the month, because it's usually not a factor. My only thought about this is that I'm gaining so much muscle with the weights and the TRX and the kettlebells. And I love it. Don't get me wrong. But I still want to see that number go down. I think that for the next 7 days I need to focus on cardio and fat burn on my heart rate monitor. Because honestly, that's all I have at this point. I'm doing the right things. I'm not over eating or eating bad things. So 7 days and lots of cardio to see if I can make a difference.