Time for my weekly date with the bathroom scale. (I keep telling myself I should weigh daily for a while just to stay on track, but I don’t.) Last Friday, I’d gained 4.6 pounds. This week I’ve lost 4 pounds. So, yay, though again I’m chalking a lot of that yo-yo up to Ma Nature.
I did recognize a destructive pattern I have going on, though. When we go out for dinner Friday nights or breakfast Saturday morning, I’ll inevitably think “I’m blowing it, so I won’t worry too much over the weekend and I’ll really get back on track Monday” and then on Monday I think “I already blew the weekend, so I won’t stress it and I’ll get back on track after I visit the scale Friday morning”. What a lovely little circle of self-enabling. Another reason to get on the scale every morning, maybe.
We’re finally almost out of the holiday chocolates and, thankfully, we don’t load up on the Valentine’s Day stuff. Having chocolate in the house is brutal.
So how are you all doing?
YAY! on the loss of 4 lbs! I lost .4. Yes, there is a decimal before that 4, BUT it’s a loss. I think I figured out my issue these past few weeks–more snacking too late at night.
I’ve been on that self-enabling circus you mentioned. We all do that!
I am one of those nuts who weighs herself daily, but then I average the numbers every week. It’s a good way for me to keep on target, and it allows me to see the fluctuations as something natural–such as those three pounds of water right before my period, etc.
The one drawback I see to the daily weigh-in is that some people can become obsessed with the number, weighing themselves several times a day.
As for me, I’m pretty sick, so while the scale says I’ve lost 2 pounds, I know that will go back to normal once I’m able to keep some food down.
I’ve turned into a myfitnesspal food diary addict (I think I mentioned that before here). The accountability factor has done wonders for me. Started it on a whim because I wanted to lose a little weight, which has turned into 30 pounds.
I only weigh myself once a week, if even that, because our scale seems to be +/- 20 pounds. LOL
I’m one of those who weighs themselves every day. I’ve found that it’s easier for me to keep myself on track if I have a better idea of how my day-to-day choices are playing out. I had unofficially lost about another pound since Sunday’s weigh-in, and then yesterday happened. Four yummy, yummy, yummy frosted yeast donuts. I gained a couple of pounds back, but I’ve got two more days before official weigh in, so I’m just keeping on with getting my 10K+ steps in every day and making otherwise good food choices. There were a couple of days this week when I was so tired I didn’t want to do my steps. But, I pushed through and got them in. The first month of the year and I’m still going strong on steps. I have not missed one day of hitting 10K or more. The end of this month is my one year anniversary on WW. I’ve already got the 25+ lost star. I expect to get that 10% lost star before then.
I know that destructive pattern only too well. It’s well-worn by my footsteps, I can tell you that much. It’s so easy, once you’ve slipped once, to just say to heck with it all, I’ll do better next week. And then next week comes and I slip again, and before you know it I’ve gained a bunch of weight and have stuck to wearing sweats all the time because my jeans don’t fit.
That said this week I managed to lose 3 pounds! My aunt lost 4, so we’re both feeling the rush of success. And that was after she had pizza twice in one week–once with me, and we were good and got the thin crust with onion and green bell pepper instead of the pan pepperoni I know we were both craving.
I should stop talking about food now. My mouth is watering.
Congrats ladies! I’m on the same rollercoaster. Need to be more consistent. Only down one pound this week. Since the New Year only about one pound a week. I would love to make to 2 or more but maybe that is wishful thinking.