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2 hours of sleep with 6 more hours of work to go

Friday, October 19, 2012

So very sleepy. That TOM showed up yesterday and the suffering set in around 1030 last night (this is fairly typical for me with PCOS and other known issues) and did not stop until 5am...No sleep for me.

I am predicting that a nap will be happening at some point today..Hopefully not at my work desk. emoticon


Day 4 of no scales

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

I have not really thought about what I weigh all day...

I have counted my calories and planned out what I will have this evening to stay within range, made quite a few mental notes of what I could be doing better, talked to hubby about finally going and getting my gym membership..All is going well.

I think I may measure myself in the morning and see what is happening there, but I'm thinking I may actually wait until the end of the month to weigh myself and see how it all pans out.

Felling pretty good about it all today actually.

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ALANAMEADE 10/18/2012 10:16AM

    Hi AJ,
I only have measured by bust, waist and hips so far. I didn't measure last night and my TOM started unexpectedly so I am going to wait a few days to measure to get a more accurate reading.

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AJWALKLEY 10/17/2012 4:03PM

    Good for you! I was weighing myself every other week and that seemed to give me accurate results. We tend to fluctuate throughout the day and week, so daily weigh-ins aren't necessarily the best measurement of your progress. Have you measured your arms, hips, waist, legs, etc. to keep track of changes that way?

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Day 3 of no scales

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Today is day 3 in which I do not possess a set of scales...To ensure that I won't be hugely disappointed in myself when I weigh in next I am being very careful with my nutrition.

My eating is going fine, but I find I am going through daily weigh in withdrawal. I keep wondering what I weigh?, did I lose yesterday?, did hubby add salt to the spaghetti he made for supper last night? etc.

I obviously have a problem with weighing daily which never occurred to me before now. I knew I weighed almost every day, but didn't realize I used it as such a crutch. It's really a good thing I don't have scales, it is forcing me to be more diligent with my eating and I won't be surprised if I have a loss come the weekend.

I am going to my sisters on Friday to prep for a bridal shower we are giving for my cousin on Saturday, she has scales, I may weigh myself there (even though it will be a night time weigh in and I am usually 3-6 lbs heavier at night) and see where I stand.

Maybe I won't buy a new set of scales quite yet. I always thought weighing often kept me on track, but really weighing every day only gave me justification in eating foods I have no business eating.

hmmm, guess I have some food for thought.

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JJAQUES41 10/16/2012 4:38PM

    Cutting back on weigh-ins may alleviate any daily guilt you have for not achieving a target for that day. It also gives you a different perspective on how your body functions. Keep in mind that not only do you weight differently day to night, but just showering can increase your weight by half pound or more as your skin has absorbed so much moisture. Who needs guilt produced by something we have no control over?Unless you don't want to shower regularly! emoticon

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STONECOT 10/16/2012 4:30PM

    Don't weigh yourself on strange scales, you have no idea how they compare with yours, and there's no point in depressing yourself, especially if it's evening. You're just weighing food and liquid, not fat. Pick a tight pair of trousers, try them on in the morning, then try them again in a fortnight. Yes, a fortnight! Allow some time to actually loose some weight. It's not about a number on a scale, but about how you feel and how your clothes fit. Use an inch tape too. emoticon

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CHICCHANTAL 10/16/2012 3:58PM

    I used to find that if I had lost weight, I also lost the plot. Now I'm only getting weighed at my doctor's.

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DIETER27 10/16/2012 2:49PM

  weighing daily does not help . But you do need to watch what you eat on the days you don't weigh in. Keep exercsing, tracking your food, etc. Good luck on yuour weigh-in Friday.

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DMEYER4 10/16/2012 2:41PM

  good luck with your weigh in on friday

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PARKERB2 10/16/2012 2:40PM

    I weigh daily and so I'm up and down both foodwise and weightwise. I need to stop. Good luck to you.

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Compliments are so nice!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

At work this morning on my way to a meeting a co-worker/friend of mine was waiting for me at the office door about 50 feet away and gave me what I thought was a funny look. I thought I was late for the meeting...When I got up to the office door she looked at me again and said "Wow you look like you have lost a ton of weight!! Good stuff lady!"

Have to say, starting my work day with a compliment like that was kinda great. emoticon

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Weekend challenge - total failure

Monday, October 15, 2012

Well I had great intentions and plans for this weekend and they all went to pot.

I have no one to blame but myself and laziness.

I'm not going to beat myself up over this, but I have set my mind to getting back on track and I have asked hubby to intervene when I start suggesting self sabotaging foods for supper/snacks etc.

I am without a scale this week, my scale had died previously but came back to life with a new battery but now it is completely messed up. I stood on the scales Saturday morning and it tried telling me I was 110lbs. emoticon And then the digital numbers were flicking all over the place the rest of the day.

Now if I was anywhere near that I would be tickled pink, but since I have been hovering around 224 for the last week or so I won't give that number any merit...The only way I would be able to lose 114lbs over night is if I got my legs amputated, and since I'm still standing. lol

So, new week, new mind set, have to be spot on with my calories and get moving some, I do not want to purchase a new set of scales on Friday and find out Saturday that I'm 10 pounds more then what I thought.

Who knows, I'm usually a daily weigher, maybe this imposed weighing ban will be good for me.

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JILLIEWILLIE1 10/15/2012 10:02AM

    Maybe your scale was showing a goal weight!! emoticon I don't have a scale at home. But there is one at work. I try to get on once a week unless I've been pushing my calories to the upper range.
I know that feeling, "I've been tracking and doing this for weeks now, why haven't I lost 75 pounds yet?" It just won't come off as fast as we want it to.
I get on the scale some weeks and it only goes down a half a pound. I want to get discouraged. But it is still losing...slowly. I am getting excited about a change I saw yesterday. I have to go to the third floor from time to time. I took the stairs yesterday, I was still out of breath by the time I got to the third floor, but my recovery was much faster as well as how long it took me to get there! Little victories beyond the scale.
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