HYC Check in

Note to self. Do not go out to dinner and have red wine the night before weigh in. You will weigh 3 pounds higher this morning. So I am going to employ some selective weighing as I am wont to do. Before I went to dinner, I was at 228.8, which is a wee little .6 pound loss from last week. I think all that brie is catching up with me, so I am happy to see that little loss.

This is the distinct advantage of weighing myself every day. I have gotten to a point where I can distinguish between a true gain, and retaining water. Also, I am not sent into a tail spin of self doubt, self-flagellation, and a pint of ice cream when I see the number go up a little bit.

This week I gleefully, determinedly and with sweat coming out of every pore, made it to all of my exercise sessions! Wahoo! Even when work out buddy had a conflict and couldn’t meet me Saturday morning, I went by myself. And I returned to Pilates class this week. I have the biggest chip on my shoulder about that class. I want to be good at it even though I am the biggest girl there. It is only once a week, but it is such a workout, I was sore for 2 days. In a good way.

This week I did not journal my food. I have got to get back to this. I am still planning my meals, and getting in my fibrous fruits and veggies, but there have been snacks and like last evening, I had wine and didn’t write it down. I think that only when I am physically noting it can I truly be aware of what I’m eating. So there’s my goal for this week – journal my food intake. I think I’ll start this morning.


Cammy said...

Yaay for exercise! Not to mention a good attitude about the stoopid scale and its weirdness!

My chip on the shoulder is now the "assisted chin-up" which involves my trainer lifting my large behind while I try to haul my chin up over a bar. If it ever made it to You Tube, we'd have the whole world laughing, I'm sure. :)

Good for you for recognizing that the workout is all about YOU and not the other students!

HappyBlogChick said...

Weighing daily really does give you some perspective, doesn't it? I've learned that Tuesdays are one of my heaviest days of the week, because of my weekend eating/Monday night exercise pattern. Know what? I don't care. It's all about the trend.

Good for you for recognizing that the numbers jump around, and it's no reason to worry.

WOOO HOOOO for making all of your exercise sessions! Good job!

Journaling is hard for me, but it helps so much. I'm focusing on that, too.

Grumpy Chair said...

Great job on the exercise.

Some people weigh daily and average their weight through the 7 day cycle.

Sometimes on Friday night I like a glass or two of red wine, but it kills me on the scale and makes my workout seem harder the next day.

Chanda (aka Bea) said...

You go girl! Im impressed as hell about meeting your exercise goal this week. It is one area in my life I totally suck at. I am continually floored by people who can stick with it. Congrats!

Heather said...

ooohhh I have been there, trust me! red wine is my drink of choice and it never is good the next day on the scale. but I hope you enjoyed yourself and at least you realize that if you are up, its because of that.

good for you for getting taht exercise in! now just work on logging your food and plan your meals and you are good to go!

Hanlie said...

You're doing great! I like your attitude!

Scale Junkie said...

Your attitude is fabulous! Great job exercising!