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Sunday, August 25, 2013

The good, The bad, and The ugly........

Hold on it's all ugly when it comes to fluctuation. I still can not deal with it and I have been charting my weight for a year and a half at the least. Seems I'm only happy when it goes down even when it is actually too low for someone my size.

I would be thrilled if it would just stay at one number. Seems like when you are over weight the number has no problem at being the same day after day. But when you are in a program like us, the number has no problem creeping around your goal weight. Uhg, it is so frustrating.

I fear, I fear, I fear the dreaded Monday weigh in.


I always worry I will be higher than the previous Monday.


And as I sit here at work after a wonderful heart healthy dinner I shared with my lovely wife, I worry about the Chinese Garlic Sauce I used on my stir fry (home made no oil) and the total calorie count for the day. And my total eaten turned out to be an even 1500. As silly as it may seem to some this is what I have become.

When I see my goal weight register on the scale I freak. There was a time of course it brought great joy. Now, it means I have worked my way back up (not down) to that number. I hope that is not the case tomorrow. I'll be happy to be the same as last Monday. Really that is all I can hope for.

I guess we will see what happens when I step on in the morning.


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    Thanks Folks -- Appreciate all the feedback.

    Have a great Monday.

    1397 days ago
  • M-HARRIS-81
    A little fluctuation is going to happen. There are so many factors involved that contribute to your weight and can change day to day. Maybe instead of focusing on a one-number goal you should have a weight range. I have along way to go but once I reach my goal I think I'll have a range I want to stay in. For example My goal is 130. So once I reach it I'll probably make my maintenance range between 125-135. That way I will have a little flexibility for fluctuation and not stress it. The Stress before the Monday weight in may be contributing to the slight gain. So try not to stress it!
    1397 days ago
    A lot of people find solace in using a weighted moving average for following their scale numbers. It makes watching a trend a lot less painful.

    Here are some examples of sites that will do this for you:,

    It basically smooths out the jagged edges like a stock ticker graph.

    Also, TINAJANE76 has written some good blog posts about scale anxiety.


    Hang in there.


    1397 days ago
  • GENRE009
    Having a food addiction, or call it what you want never leaves you! Yes it is two steps forward & one backwards, or vice versa.
    But you will keep moving forward if you change your eating environment, and journal! keep the trigger out of your house. If you can't stop eating cookies, don't have them around. Start learning how to substitute healthier things into your meals! You will always fail at dieting if you don't get real with yourself! Why are you doing this? Emotionally filling a whole? Trying to look good? Really in the end if you don't stop these bad habits, the health issues come back to bite you! Good luck, and keep trying until it becomes more of a habit!
    1397 days ago
    Thinking about joining the Sparkteam! I have a serious issue with overeating on the weekends, that will keep me accountable!
    1397 days ago
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