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Sunday, April 14, 2013

[cross-posted from my regular blog here: fuchsiagetsfit.blogspot.

So, my scale batteries died a few weeks ago and I haven't weighed myself. And I've been eating far too many cupcakes [I've started getting into cake decorating and you need lots of cake to practice on]. I got new batteries yesterday, and just weighed in. I'm up 6 pounds from 3 weeks ago, which was already up 3 pounds from before. NOT GOOD. At least I'm comforted by the fact that it's tons easier to eat healthy and exercise in the spring/summer, which is on its way, but still. NINE POUNDS. How does one even gain nine pounds in a matter of a month and a half? [Well, cupcakes.]

See, this is why I can't go without a scale. A lot of people are like, "Oh, it's just a number! Don't worry about it!" but for me, it's accountability. I can't go by the way my clothes fit, since most of my clothes are still too big for me so they never give any indication of getting too tight. I can't just go by the way my body feels, because... I felt fine when I was over 200 pounds. I honestly had no clue that I was gaining so much weight [although, it may be the reason my back's been acting up]. I need the scale, and I need it to tell me how I'm doing every single day.

Well, I guess my April starting weight is 185.5. I expect that'll go down a few pounds fairly quickly but still, that's the number it gave me today. And now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to go dig my garden so I can have fresh vegetables all summer long.
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    What about learning cake decorating on a piece of styrofoam? I've seen bakeries use them as window displays, and they look great, but you can't eat them afterwards. =)
    2194 days ago
    I love to bake and would love to get into cake decorating, but that is a very dangerous hobby for me when I am trying to lose weight or even just maintain. Especially cupcakes, which are my kryptonite of the dessert world. Maybe you could limit the cake decorating to just a week or so each month so the fallout isn't quite so bad? When I do want to bake something, I just make sure I have somewhere to take most of the leftovers so I don't wind up eating them all, lol.
    2194 days ago
    Veggies, not cupcakes! I know, I love to bake too, and it is hard not to eat those yummy creations!

    2195 days ago
    I rely on my measurements. You can use measurements in place of the scale. Measurements give yo a better idea of body composition, anyways. (I started tracking measurements when teh scale quit moving but my clothes got bigger and bigger.)
    2195 days ago
  • KIM2260
    i totally understand i can't go without my emoticon ............... enjoy your fresh veggies
    2196 days ago
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