Saturday, April 18, 2009
Ok, so childish whining aside, Saturday morning, before I do anything else, I weigh and measure myself. Now I have been thinking about this all week, as I knew it would be a bad week for food. I am visiting the folks and frankly when food is free I go a little crazy. Also my mother feels the need to go to restaurants frequently when I am home, and while I can follow the Golden Rules of eating and not get the worst thing on the menu, it's still going to be out of my calorie range for the day.
So when I am home, I often forget about tracking and I binge, which is just the worst habit. I have learned to weigh myself before I go home, for two reasons. One, the post binge bloat will make me appear to have gained more weight than normal. And two, it is a different scale at home and a different altitude (and whatever other excuses I can make), so it's really not accurate.
Anyway, all that is to say that I did in fact "gain" this week, although a lot of it is water weight, so I don't really want to add it to my tracker. I just don't feel like making it public, since I feel the numbers aren't real.
I suppose I should deal with this weekend binge issue, but I also think that it's ok every once in a while, and my eating at school has been pretty damn good, if I do say so myself.
I will weigh myself when I get back to school, and then if I am happy with those numbers (yep, still going to act like a little kid!) I will post those AND my bad numbers from today. I think that's a good compromise? And if I'm NOT happy with the numbers, i.e. STILL BLOATED I will just carry on till Saturday per the usual routine and then I will stil post both sets of numbers. I just don't want to look at that gain all week.