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The love/hate relationship with the scale!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

I'm sure I am not the only one who feels this way, but there are times that either I wish I could "choke" our bathroom scale (assuming it has a throat to choke!), and give it a BIG hug! I had such a situation in the past few days....

Thursday: Normal Thursday breakfast with eggs, etc (I love to cook breakfast for my DW and I!). Had a light lunch knowing for V-day we were going to do fondue. And we did pretty darn good at dinner -- shrimp and beef in the fondue using vegetable broth and a 1/2 of a twice baked potato that had a cauliflower / broccoli along with the potato mixed together. Ah, but since it was V-day, splurged a little and had some GS cookies and fresh strawberries, and had them pretty late.

Friday: In spite of, for the most part, eating well om Thursday, the GS cookies cost me on the scale, as I came in at 181.6. (This is the "hate" part of the relationship, as if the scale was responsible for the less than satisfying reading!)


Nothing bad, but I have been at this plateau for the better part of 3+ months now, and really want to lose that last 2+ pounds to get to my "normal" BMI range. So, I started a challenge with the 50+ Males team -- a two week "you pick your challenge", and of course mine is to lose those 2.6 pounds.

Normally, I am a once a week weigh-in person, but since I am focused on these 2.6 pounds, I've decided to do daily tracking for the next two weeks.

Saturday (today): Stepped on the scale not expecting anything big, and what do you know -- DOWN 1.6 pounds to an even 180!! What was the difference: Lighter dinner Friday evening, no cookies, and a darn good interval training workout on Friday (30 minutes of running / 20 minutes of strength training). This, of course is the "love" part of the relationship!


I'm sure there will be a few more ups and downs over the next few weeks, but now I'm very motivated and excited to get that last pound off and join the ranks of "regular"!


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SISMAC 2/18/2013 7:08AM

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IUHRYTR 2/16/2013 10:58PM

    emoticon on the loss. Eager to read of you reaching your goal. -- Lou

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 2/16/2013 8:30PM

    Great! Hopefully that last pound will come off easily!!

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MOBYCARP 2/16/2013 8:13PM

    That's why I like daily weighing. I can see a one-day spike for what it is, a one-day spike. I can see a one-day abnormal drop the same way. What matters isn't the reading on any given day, but the trend.

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BBECKER1955 2/16/2013 4:16PM

    You went up and down so quick you made me dizzy! Great work. BB emoticon

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CHUBRUB3 2/16/2013 3:43PM

    Awesome Patrick!
You are doing great and there are so many factors to do with why our weight may be up or down in a day/week/ or sometimes an hour.
Keep focused and you will continue to be a success.

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CHUNKIMAMA 2/16/2013 2:40PM

    Great job!! I get pretty frustrated with our scale too... I'm surprised it hasn't hit the wall yet. lol

Have a great weekend!!!!

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