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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

From 1/22/14:

So this is ridiculous. I have been stepping on the scale multiple times a day. I'm a little obsessed. I knew this would happen. I know myself well enough to know that much. I need to stop it. Good news is that the number has been consistently decreasing every morning. It fluctuates throughout the day, but it drops every morning. I'm impressed.

On the other hand, I don't know that I should be taking the decreasing number as fact. How much faith should I be putting in this number? Because at the end of the week, on official weigh in day, who is to say that the continued decrease will actually show up on the scale, know what I mean? I'm going to drive myself nuts if I keep this up! Haha!

Anyway, we got about eight or ten inches of snow yesterday. Half way through the storm, I decided it was the perfect time to shovel out the driveway. Not because it needed it, but because I was looking forward to changing up the exercise routine. I want to go out and shovel today since the storm is over, although its not as much snow now as it was yesterday, so therefore it will be less work. Funny how I usually don't really look forward to shoveling snow, but now I want to find more things to shovel.

I'm almost completely out of healthy snacks. A trip to the grocery store is in order for tonight. Let's hope Matt isn't too late tonight. He has a work function after normal work hours, so who know when he'll be home. Doesn't matter really though, because I will be going out regardless of the time!
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    I think it is ok to check weight daily...but maybe not multiple times a day, lol? Choose one time of day (morning) and stick to it.
    1527 days ago
    I know those late-night snack runs! I have one planned for tonight, actually, although I won't get to go (grumble grumble responsible adult grumble grumble) and I'll have to trust my husband to get snacks for me. Have fun!
    1527 days ago
    Yup, you're just asking Mr. Scale for a smackdown. Maybe you can try SIMPLEMAW's suggestion. Weigh at the same time every day, write it down, but that is NOT your actual weight. Your actual weight you calculate every week on a given day by adding up the previous 7 days' weighins and taking the average. It's much closer to reality, because your weight really DOES fluctuate within a several pound range normally. Water in/water out. Food in/food out. Water retention/water release.

    So that way you have one WEEKLY "true" weight, while still satisfying your desire to check it daily.
    1527 days ago
    Try very hard to leave the scale alone. Make it a "streak". I was just like you and it drove me crazy. Actually, the scale doesn't mean that much. How do you feel? Are you losing inches? I've decided to weigh myself once a month, it's hard but I'm not so disappointed all the time.

    Good Luck!
    1527 days ago
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