Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Today's my official weigh in day. Apparently I didn't explain my weigh in habits yesterday.
I have a digital scale (accurate to the .2 of a pound!). After everyone telling me it was the batteries, I took my nearly 12 pound bag of baking soda and stuck it on there a few times. It came up accurate each time, so it's not the scale that's the issue.
My body is a little weird and yesterday was a fluke, probably because of the salty meal I had the day before that didn't kick in until after I got moving and it apparently only took 10 minutes to start up.
I always step on it at least 3 times when I weigh in because the first time I step on it, it's more or less calibrating itself for the day again, the next two times I step on tend to be the same as each other, so that's what I take to be my daily weight. It's not an old scale, it's only a little over a year old. Sure the battery could be going, but it's more likely I stepped on it differently the second time yesterday. I still blame the salt...
So today when I stepped on again, it was back down the nearly 2 pounds from last week's weigh in. I'm right on schedule again with my trend line. Tracking really does keep me in line, even if the tracker is crazy lately with the fitbit attached to it and it claiming my walk from my bed to the computer gains me 12 calories for the day. Completely against what Spark tells us about tracking every movement.
I always take my weigh-in's with a grain of salt because it's not the most important number, although it is a big one. My bigger goals are to fit into a standard sized bra and a smaller number size of pants than I did in high school (mostly because of vanity sizing), and that will only take one more pant size because I'm fitting into the high school number now. I'd like to see a medium shirt again, that's what I fit into in high school and I'm fitting into large at the moment, so medium should not be far away.
Numbers are fun to track, but they should not be the most important part of your life. As long as you're enjoying yourself, you're living your greatest life! Making healthy choices just allows you to have a stronger body to do those things with.
Today's Holidays: International Day of Friendship, National Cheesecake Day and the First Paperback Was Published in 1935. So apparently we should share a piece of cheesecake with a friend and discuss a book we read recently.