I’m laughing at myself this morning after stepping on the scale an extra time. I find it ironic that my weight almost always drops from Sunday morning to Monday morning. Why is that?
Probably has more to do with what I ate on Saturday than anything else. And this past Saturday, I had a great meal of grilled grouper, cauliflower mash, and asparagus. To top off the meal, I splurged by sharing a deep dish apple pecan pie with ice cream. Hey, it was in honor of my birthday which occurred this past week.
The difference in numbers on the scale this morning make it so very tempting to use the lower weight. But if I did that, then I would be straying from the pattern I had set-up to use a consistent day/time each week as a measurement of changes over time.
It’s a good idea, but honestly, part of this is my mild OCD talking. “We” must keep things the same and abide by the record-keeping “rules.” But really, it’s just my self-imposed rules which are in effect here. So with that, this week’s weight is 232.1 pounds instead of Monday’s 228.4 pounds.
Is 3.7 lbs such a big deal? Heck, yah!! It’s significant, not only because that’s a big different in poundage, but the lower number is clearly over the 15% loss line on my graphic chart. Actually, it represents a 16% weight loss since January 2010!!
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Obesity and Weight Loss: How are you doing it?