BuffyBear's Journal, 25 January 2013

I don't believe what I am about to say here today. I am going to completely disregard this morning's weigh in!

My face looks thinner, I feel lighter, my rings are spinning freely on on fingers and my jeans are comfortable. Isn't this what I should want from my diet? Why should I give a rat's ass what the scale reads?

Of course I'll do a reality check tomorrow, re-weighing and comparing with the electronic (Wii) scales. But for today, I'm content to remain blissfully disconnected from the scale.

Diet Calendar Entry for 25 January 2013:
1345 kcal Fat: 80.88g | Prot: 110.33g | Carb: 47.77g.   Breakfast: deli ham, egg, brewed coffee, unsweetened almond milk , heavy whipping cream, brewed coffee, unsweetened almond milk , heavy whipping cream. Lunch: ground turkey, green pepper, Yogurt Ranch, grape tomatoes, Dole Salad,  onion, broccoli, butter. Dinner: ground turkey, dole salad, Yogurt ranch. Snacks/Other: GNC whey protein, Instant coffee, cocoa, almond milk, almond milk, mied berries. more...
on diet Atkins  


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I agree! 
25 Jan 13 by member: AllDunne
Right on Sista!!- I agree too- sometimes we just have to ignore the number and focus on how we feel-sounds like you are feeling gooood :) 
25 Jan 13 by member: newmooney
Skip around and enjoy Buffy - that's what it's all about!!! 
25 Jan 13 by member: triaby
AlDunne - Thanks - some times we just have to go to our Happy Place and keep sane! 
25 Jan 13 by member: BuffyBear
Newmooney - I sure am! Hope you are doing great as well.  
25 Jan 13 by member: BuffyBear
Tracy - No one is in the office right now - I just may go do some skipping!  
25 Jan 13 by member: BuffyBear
Sounds like a great plan Buffy - my office is also clear and I think I might just join you :) 
25 Jan 13 by member: triaby
Of course you have that correct, Bear. The waistline is the single most important measure because what most of us want is to be thinner, not lighter. If you have been exercising, muscle is denser than fat so you can become thinner while not losing weight. Also (especially if you have been consuming a lot of sodium) and not drinking lots of water, you can have water storage. This shows as a temporary increase in weight and you may find when you shed this water that your weight will suddenly drop by a large amount, a couple pounds or more. In other words,what you described means you have lost fat and the scale will also confirm this when you shed the water (by drinking lots of water, of course!). Good job!  
25 Jan 13 by member: seafood_eater
I guess I need to start measuring.... 
25 Jan 13 by member: BeckyBaby65
seafood_eater: that's what I'm finding, too. I've lost 1.5 inches off my waist in one month even while the scales show slow progress. The waist measurement to me is most important because I carry all my weight in the tummy and they say that's the most dangerous re heart disease. So, like you, Buffy, my rings are loser, I'm wearing jeans I couldn't button up 3 weeks ago, the body's changing for the better.  
25 Jan 13 by member: ElizabethEl
Seafood Eater - Thanks, and I know what you say is correct. Maybe I'm finally learning patience in my old age!  
25 Jan 13 by member: BuffyBear
Becky - I forget to measure too.  
25 Jan 13 by member: BuffyBear
Weigh ins can be deceiving, I only record it weekly because the day to day variation is just too much to handle. 
25 Jan 13 by member: Fish609
Elizabeth - Doesn't it feel great!  
25 Jan 13 by member: BuffyBear
i would agree.forget the scale.its how you feel.good for you. 
25 Jan 13 by member: rockytu
Buffy, I'm with you on the number! Loose rings, loose waistbands are good. I was waiting for my pants to get longer. They have! lol, but yay! 
25 Jan 13 by member: lbsgoner
THAT's my girl! Right! Kick that Idiot Box to the curb! 
25 Jan 13 by member: HCB
Don't fret....it was just that Scale Gremlin putting his big, hairy foot on the back of the scale when you were on it. He'll be gone shortly so the scale will reflect your TRUE weight! I've gotta believe you've lost weight when all those other indicators would say so. Have a good weekend. 
25 Jan 13 by member: Sandy701
Fish - You are right - maybe Tuesday's weigh in will reflect how I feel.  
25 Jan 13 by member: BuffyBear
Rocky - Thanks - I'm sure it is just a fluke.  
25 Jan 13 by member: BuffyBear


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