Friday, 1 June 2012

Friday Weigh In - June 1

(I can't believe it's June already!!)






Previous Weight: 261.5
Current Weight: 259
- 2.5 lbs 




I'm happy that I had a decent loss this week, but if I'm being honest, I wish it was a little more. I was hoping to see 258. Oh well!


I must say that I am feeling pretty good these days. The scale may be moving slowly, but I feel comfortable in my clothes again and I just feel lighter. A coworker even asked me on wednesday if I was  losing weight. Actually, she stated that I was losing weight lol. I just have to remember that the number on the scale isn't everything. 


Speaking of the scale, I'm having an issue with it. I've become a daily weigher and it's driving me nuts. When I lost weight back in college (when I got down to my lowest weight of 214) I didn't even own a scale. I belonged to a women's gym and the (pricey) membership included a "coach" who helped you with your nutrition, took your measurements and weighed you in every week. So I technically didn't need a scale because I would have a weigh in at the gym every week. This worked well for me and I continued to weigh myself once a week even once I was done at this particular gym. 


Last year when I finally got a reality check and realized that I had gained most of the weight back, I tried a few fad diets to get back on track. One diet in particular was the "17 day diet". Which is basically a lower carb diet that consists of three phases of 17 days. During the first phase you can only consume 2 servings of fruit before 2pm and you can eat unlimited veggies and lean meats. It really did work and weight fell off during that first phase. I started weighing myself daily just to see how much I could lose in one day. I was seeing a 1-2 lb drop per day. Exciting, right? Well the diet definitely wasn't something I could keep up with or see myself doing for the rest of my life, so I stopped. Every few months I would try it again and it would last a few weeks before I would quit again. However, the daily weighing never did stop. 


I know weighing myself daily isn't the worst thing in the world and a lot of people swear by it. For the most part it does keep me accountable, but I feel like I'm always thinking about the number and I don't like that. So my goal for this week is to not weigh myself again until next friday. It's going to be really hard, it's become almost like an addiction. I want to see how I feel come next friday and see what kind of loss I have when I don't know where I'm at throughout the week. It should be interesting. We'll see how it goes! 




Hope everyone has a great weekend! It's supposed to be cool and rainy here all weekend :(
I'm visiting with a friend after work tonight and sunday it's my boyfriend's moms' birthday. Nothing too exciting, but I'm ok with that :)


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How often do you weigh yourself? Are you guilty of weighing yourself too often?

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I will enjoy catching up on some of your previous posts. Congrats on a great loss! I weigh every other day or sometimes just once a week. I gain and lose a lot of water and it plays nasty tricks on my brain! Plus, now that I'm in my 40s, it's so much harder to lose!

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    1. Thank you!
      It's actually making me really anxious already knowing that I won't be weighing in until next friday. I at least want to try it for one week and after that, I'll see. I might let myself weigh in once (after the weekend) to make sure I stay accountable.

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  2. Congrats on your loss!! That's awesome!! Congrats also on the co-worker compliment--a great non-scale victory!

    I only weigh myself once a week, on Monday morning. Granted, I might weigh myself four times on Monday morning, but that is it for the week! I get too caught up in what the scale says versus how I feel if I weigh myself more than once. It's just a number, and honestly, not always an accurate one at that!

    Keep up the great work!

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  3. Daily weighing is tough. I do it, mostly out of fear - like the saying "if a tree falls in the woods and no one is near, does it still make a sound?" I worry that unless I check daily, I won't lose weight. Totally irrational, I know. I like it because I can see how what I do daily affects my weight, but I also know that long-term/in maintenance, I want to weigh less often - weekly, maybe monthly, possibly never. It's very different for everyone, based on his/her own situation.

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    1. I do it out of fear too! I feel like I need to know if I made it through the weekend or a night out, etc. without gaining or if I did gain, how much and can I fix it on time for my actual weigh in. When I'm closer to my goal I'd like to go a month without weighing myself to see how I actually do.

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  4. I had it with my scale. It just recently made me angry. I know it is water weight...but enough is enough! I am backing away from that, but continuing the tracking and putting some effort in some exercise. Ignorance may be bliss.

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    1. It's probably a good thing to take a break from it every so often.

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