Weekly Weigh In

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I started to write this last night, but I had sloppy fingers and lost my post. Starting over...

I weigh in on Wednesday mornings. I consciencously avoid the scale the rest of the week because daily fluctuations can be so frustrating. Well, weekly ones can, too.

I was really looking forward to that weigh in. While I had to curtail my exercise routine because of an injury, I've been eating right and finally felt like my hard word these last 6 weeks was paying off. The weight was not falling off, but I was noticing several other indications that I was on the right track.

1) I bought a new bra. Yippee. And while the band size hasn't changed, the cup size did. Yeah.
2) I found myself tucking in tops that haven't seen the inside of a waistband in a quite a while.
3) When I got dressed on Saturday, I actually felt thinner.

All of these are great signs.

I anxiously got on the scale yesterday morning. Anxious might not be the right word. Excitedly might be more appropriate. I just knew I would see a 2 pound drop. Not. 0.7 pounds down. Ok, deep breath, at least it's down. I've always had issues with my digital scales. I got back on with a couple of cleaning products then put them down and reweighed myself. That's better, 1.6 pounds down. I tried this one more time with other "weights" that were handy and when I got back on, it was more like 1.1 pounds down.

So which weight do I record? If I use the first one, I'm a bit disappointed but I know next week will be better. If I use the second one, the one that showed the best, am I setting myself up for failure this week? I could always use the last one; it was somewhat in the middle.

I decided to use the first weight. To use anything else would be playing games, I thought. Maybe I hadn't lost as much as I thought. Maybe the exercise I had to give up the last week or so made more of an impact than I thought. But I really do feel "thinner." My clothes are looser. My "muffin top" is almost gone.

So this morning I decided to "cheat" and weigh myself. And wow, down 1.6 pound from yesterday morning. That makes 2.3 pounds down in the 8 days. Wow, does that feel better. I'm not recording it other than this blog, but seeing that number has done a lot to boost my spirits.

I hope you're having a better scale day.
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    I think I might have to do that weekly weigh in because my daily fluctuations are messing with my head. I have only been back on Sparkpeople for a little more than a week but in the past 8 days I have lost and regained 1.5 pounds. I was getting really frustrated but I plan to get on the scale tomorrow and see a 2 pound loss for the past 10 days and from then on I plan to have a weekly weigh in every Friday. Thanks for the idea emoticon
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