Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Wednesday weigh-in

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.

4 comments:

Tiffany said...

Great on the 2 pounds loss. That is great during the holidays-especially after the gain last week. So keep it up! Good Luck!

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

Stick to the same scale to eliminate the guessing! Happy Anniversary!

Mama Bear June said...

Wow, you are doing great. Even maintaining is good with the holidays!
Path to Health

kickboxingmomma said...

I know what you mean!!! My scale does the same thing...I can weigh myself, then go to the bathroom, & nurse my baby...then come upstairs, weigh myself again and be almost a pound lighter!!! What's with that...sometimes, after eating nothing and doing the same thing I weigh heavier!!! UGH!!!

I would also keep to the same scale...also, something that might help you is Spark People...they count your calories, plan your meals (that you can change), and give you an exercise plan!!! And they sometimes include chocolate in your diet!!! WOOHOOO!

Anyway, here is the address: http://sparkpeople.com/

I am KICKBOXINGMOM...hope to see you there!

In Christ,
Heather