I think that right now, I am all about discovery. I am filing away all the tiny pieces of information that I gather when I stare down at the bathroom floor from my one inch perch. I am investigating the finer nuances of what my diet and exercise patterns are doing to my body on many different levels, one of which is the way their results reflect in those red digits on my scale.
For me, I do hope to eventually move away from being so concentrated on what the number says, but I am content to continue with my current trend for now because I think that data gathering is a good idea. I believe that one of the mistakes I have made in the past is that I didn’t keep a detailed record of my weight loss efforts. Obviously with this blog I am attempting to fix that, but it extends further than online journaling. I need to be conscious of changes as they happen, be they the weight gain that I have between breakfast and lunch, the increase in energy after taking a walk, or a feeling of satisfaction when choosing a vegetable over a cookie.
I know this is a controversial topic with supporters on both ends of the spectrum. My understanding is that studies have been done to both support regularly checking the scale and only weighing once a month. My guess is that many people trying to lose weight work towards the happy medium of weekly weigh-ins. What are people’s thought on this?
How Often Do You Weigh Yourself?
FOOD & BEVERAGES:
- 7 glasses of water throughout the day
- 2 bananas
- 1 1/2 cups of blueberries
- 2 wraps, each on a soft tortilla shell with thin sliced smoked ham, grated cheese, 1 cup of Seven Day Salad, calorie wise Miracle Whip, mustard, and pepper
- 1 toasted English muffin with peanut butter
- 2 cups of a mushroom, broccoli, cauliflower, and carrot platter with light ranch dressing
- 1 large mug of decaffeinated tea with milk
- 2 hour and 10 minutes of walking completed in 2 outings (2 hours long and 10 minutes long)
- 1 set of 5 minutes of weight lifting with 2.5 lbs per arm