Thursday, January 28, 2010

day 18 - Staying OFF the scale!

My day (Thursday 1/28/10) -
Very hungry today. Not sure why. I am also disappointed! I made the mistake of jumping on the scale this morning (NOT my weigh-in day) and my weight was back up to 255.5! (It was 253 on monday). I have not cheated once! I have been under my cal limit all week, working out, and even started drinking my water a couple days ago. I was MAD! That'll show me! Stay off the damn scale. So, my new mini goal is to avoid the scale until my weigh-in day.

By the way, if you want to see a good review of a new diet book: Cook Yourself Thin Faster, check out Pudget's blog!

Ultimate goal: HALF MY SIZE BY Sept 2012
Working goal: to fit back into those size 18 pants by May 1
Mini Goal: take my thyroid meds more regularly!

-bowl of HN cheerios cereal & milk (275)
-Quaker oats bkfst bar (175)
-crackers, LC cheese, tomato (100)
-KFC grill chx meal, partial (450)
-FF tapioca pudding (80)
-Full bites (150)
-big salad with light dressing & almonds (180)
-LC meal (210)
-skinny cow ice cream (150)

total diet cokes today: 2

Daily Calorie Requirements: 2,579

500 calorie deficit: 2079
700 calorie deficit: 1879 (means "goal" ~10 months sooner!)

my knees are WAY too sore from yesterday's workout. ugh. And, I have to travel tomorrow morning, didn't want to push myself into a flare. So, no workout today.

slower today that I should far about 40 oz. trying to pick it up!

Confession of the day: (good for the soul, no?)
The scale is my nemesis! I have been known to weigh myself obsessively. But it's bad because I see progress as too slow & get discouraged. It is also a way I beat myself up. So, I am going to try really hard to stay off the scale!

Until tomorrow,


  1. It's so hard for me to stay off the scale until weigh-in day. I get nervous, then excited. Sometimes I cheat. I just want to see how I'm progressing and I want to see it NOW. Then you weigh yourself at the high end of your fluctuation and BAM, you've gained five pounds. I also get very nervous before I weigh in. I need to keep telling myself it's just a tool to assess how well my efforts have paid off but it's much more personal than that. Isn't it? When I started my blog I was weighing myself every single day. It was heart wrenching. I thought I'd lost something like 7 pounds, then I gained it all back the very next day. Awful.

  2. I hear ya about the scale. I get into an obsessive rut and start weighing myself every day. Not good! I really have to try to only get on it once a week.