Sheysdrm's Journal, 02 May 2013

I don't want to weigh in lol. A couple weeks ago the scale said 153 for a couple days in a row so I recorded it and then it jumped to 156-157. Now I have definetely noticed a 5 pound or so difference throughout the day but I try to go off the weights I get first thing in the morning. Today it said 150.8 but if I record it and then tomorrow its 155 it's going to throw off the weight tracking. I am really beginning to despise the scale. Jeans are fitting better so why if you participate in a challenge must we do the weekly weigh in! Grrr.

Diet Calendar Entries for 02 May 2013:
420 kcal Fat: 10.09g | Prot: 44.77g | Carb: 38.00g.   Breakfast: Coffee (Brewed From Grounds), Kroger Water, Kroger Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs, omega-3 fish oil 1000mg, Century-Vite MultiVitamin & Mineral Formula with Lycopene. Lunch: Kroger Water, Progresso Light Savory Vegetable Barley Soup. Dinner: Kroger Water, Kroger Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs, Dr. Pepper Diet Dr Pepper (16 oz). Snacks/Other: Water, Jolly Time Healthy Pop 94% Fat Free Butter Flavor Popcorn, Kroger Sugar Free Gelatin Dessert. more...
2707 kcal Activities & Exercise: Standing - 4 hours, Walking (moderate) - 3/mph - 1 hour, Calisthenics (light, e.g. home exercise) - 30 minutes, Sitting - 8 hours and 30 minutes, Housework - 2 hours, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
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A loss is a loss. They're fun to have, but you can't expect one every time. I say record your weigh-in, and if you have gained next time - just remember that this might have been a fluctuation. If you haven't gained, just enjoy it and record it again. :) it's only a number.  
03 May 13 by member: kingkeld
The scale is just a tool and there will be fluctuations. Probably if you took an average of your weigh ins over a month you would find a better guide to any weight loss (or gain :( ). if clothes fit better then perhaps that should be your guide :) 
03 May 13 by member: jonnybadback
Well, we're becoming buddies just as I decide to stop recording every bite I take. I seem to be stuck and want to take a break...I'm still around, still going to be eating mindfully, just want to break out of the rut I'm in. I totally get not wanting to weigh in every week. As you can see, I haven't done it for over a month...believe me, though, I know how much I weigh, lol :-) Anyway, I do check in here every day or so. It keeps me going to read what others are doing. I wish you well! It looks like you're making good progress, so hang in there! 
03 May 13 by member: Baxie
Yea, weight can easily fluctuate throughout the day and day to day. Use the scale as a one of the gauges of your progress. Use your clothes and the mirror as others. Don't sweat it! Just keep working towards your goal! 
03 May 13 by member: CJT1217
Yes, thinking I'm putting the scale away and only bringing it out on weigh in days. I feel healthier, my clothes fit better and the scales just an irritation lol. 
03 May 13 by member: Sheysdrm
Ahh.. the scale .. how it jumps around as if it can read our thoughts and actions. Sure, a gain from too much food is valid but a gain from water retention, esp those when the muscles are holding water from exercise, can be discouraging. Just mark and move on; my scale went up at the same time my pants grew looser. It's just as tool, as CJ said; not the be all and end all of what's really going on with you. 
03 May 13 by member: FullaBella
For me, it's definitely water retention. I went to a bbq once, went to town on beer, brats, and beef and was 5 lbs heavier the next morn. I didn't sweat it because I knew that high sodium and carbs make me puffy! So then I went back to my normal eating and was back down in a few days. Normal stuff depending on my eating habits. 
03 May 13 by member: CJT1217

     
 

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