Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Revisiting My Weight Loss Journey

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!!

Read this post in its entirety:

Obesity and Weight Loss: How are you doing it?


  1. I admit I haven't followed your entire loss saga. That said (and my vision is pooe today so excuse the typos) Here is what I did. First I changed the way I look at food. Food became medicine, not treats or awards or comfort--medicine. Next I chose the best medicine for my body. Then I added exercise and I STOPPED thinking/talking about food. When a commercial for food comes on TV I mute it and look away. When co-workers started talking about food I started working on something or LEFT. The diary keeping, all that except weighing myself every day, out the window. After I got control, the weighing also done. Right now I am struggling to go vegan at an assisted living home, but I am making it happen. All the other mind set rules will not leave me, though I slipped for the first time in many decades when I moved in here and fancy desserts were served with EVERY meal. The most important thing is to change the way you look at food. It must not be a reward or treat or comfort, it must be only medicine and your friends and family will have to get used to how you view it. (I get strange looks when I explain at my new home, but so be it. I KNOW I have a gentic health PROBLEM and being unable to run, even walk only makes it worse. But I have made it work. Once you pass the "what food means to me" and you really believe it, SMOOTH SAILING. 7lbs is a lot, has to be some water retention.

  2. Hi there!

    I stumbled across your blog and have enjoyed reading several of your posts. I too have Rheumatoid Arthritis and have been struggling with my weight. Trying to lose weight while on prednisone too!

    Anyway, I just wanted to say hello and let you know that I'll be following your blog!

    Have a great weekend,