Scale movement

celticharpie on Aug 27th 2012 11:26 am

So one of the things I feel I have to do to keep myself on plan is to weigh myself every day.  I realize that many people feel this is a bad idea as it makes you too conscious of slight weight gains (which are normal), but for me it is a necessity.

I need the constant reminder.  When I’m not looking at those numbers, I have a better chance of just foregoing the diet.  Knowing that I have to remain accountable every single day is the motivation I need.  I’ve worked really hard this week, and it has been showing in the scale.  While I’m not seeing huge losses on a weekly basis, I’m staying in the range that keeps the weight off:  1-2 lbs a week.

I thought I would struggle a bit after leaving the 220’s.  I always feel that the 10 lbs increments are always the trickiest.  My mind freaks out when I see 220 vs. 219.8  It’s the same reason that stores price everything at 4.99.  It’s that one penny, or one tenth of a pound that means the difference.

Happy to say that I have not revisited the 220’s since leaving them.  Yesterday I weighed in at 218.6 (after a run).  This morning I weighed in at 218.8.  I’m going to do some weight training today, and I might try to go for a walk tomorrow morning, as I don’t run again until Wednesday.

Wednesday is also weigh in day.  I’m hoping I can make it to 218, or somewhere in the 217’s by that time.  I think it’ll happen.

Sitting here drinking my protein shake and thinking about everything I need to do in the next three days to be successful.

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