Thursday, August 27, 2009

This Week In The Polls

For anyone interested, the poll that I was running on how often you weigh yourself closed today. (Next time I do one I think I'll just set it up for three or four days instead of a whole week.) The results were totally different than what I had anticipated. No one voted for the 'never' or 'other' options, which I had pretty much expected. But the real surprise came in regards to how many of us check our weight on a daily basis. I had really thought that most people were only weighing in once a week, but apparently that isn't the case. For the remaining five options, twenty-two votes were cast with the following results:

1 vote for 'once a month' accounted for 4.5%
3 votes for 'once a week' accounted for 13.6%
1 vote for 'every two to three days' accounted for 4.5%
7 votes for 'once a day' accounted for 31.8%
10 votes for 'more than once a day' accounted for 45.5%

- 8 glasses of water throughout the day
- 1 apple
- 1/2 a wonton
- 2 1/2 cups of stir-fry with green pepper, broccoli, and beef over 1 cup of steamed rice
- 2 cups of celery with 2 Tb. peanut butter
- 1 orange
- 1 mug of tea with milk
- 1 cup of Caramel Kettle Corn Crispy Mini Rice Chips
- 2 cups of steamed asparagus with 1 Tb. margarine melted on top

- 35 minutes on the recumbant bike
- 4 sets of 30 stomach crunches
- 2 sets of 5 minutes of weight lifting with 2.5 lbs per arm


  1. Wow, I don't know how people who weigh daily (or even more!) stay sane. Every time I saw myself go up, even a tiny bit, I'd freak out and worry it to death. Maybe most folks have a healthier attitude about it like you do, though. As for me, I wish I was brave enough to drop it down to just once a month! :-)

  2. I got obsessive about it for awhile and had to hide it so I wouldn't do it in the middle of the night. I am doing it daily now but I only post weight once weekly.

  3. Huh, interesting results!

    And - did I read that right - 4 sets of 30 crunches? Go you!

  4. Shoot, I missed it!

    I am in the "every day" crew.

  5. The results were really facinating! Yes,
    F(f)M, you read it right. I totally rocked the exercise yesterday!