I'm not sure what to make of the scales lately...
Last week I weighed but was too discouraged to post as I was 4 lbs. more than last time. I was just starting my period and have learned that my weight is always up then. There was one time before that I was up inexplicably four lbs, and then back to normal the next week. I don't know if that was all menstrally related or what. My usual weigh-ins have been fluctuating between the same two lbs. -- I don't know if I am really losing and gaining those two off and on or if that is just the variation of the scales.
This week I compared, not to the higher numbers from last week but the regular weight I've been maintaining, and one one set of scales it was 2 lbs. less, so I checked on the digital scales, and there it was the same as my normal weight. So I am not sure which to count. I usually use the first scales as the digital ones belong to my son and are in his room and I don't usually have access to them first thing in the morning.
But I am happy either way. After the holidays I was almost afraid to look. I'm glad the damage isn't worse. I don't think I've been "pigging out," but there has been an excess of candy -- chocolate, to be exact -- around, and that is a major weakness. My husband bought me truffles for our anniversary. Those things were wonderful! I didn't look at the nutritional information until they were all gone: the serving size was 8 of them for about 230 calories. I can't imagine eating 8 at once!! I could only have a couple at a time, so that helped.
But I need to get off the chocolate habit and back in gear. I wish there was a way to keep in the forefront of my mind the goals and reasons I have for losing weight and to keep myself from giving in to the temporary pleasure of taste in light of the longer-term goals.