Monday, April 9, 2007

Weighing In -- Is Steve Right?


Everyone's weight fluctuates throughout the day. I typically see variances between 1-3 lbs depending on what time of day I weigh myself. I usually weigh the least in the morning -- fresh from hibernation and completely dehydrated.

So last Wednesday morning, I weighed myself in at 178.0 lbs. I was psyched...borderline cocky. If I could lose 3 lbs in half a week, I could probably just cheat a little bit and still come out as the biggest loser. Alas, one late night slice of pizza and a scrumptious Easter dinner later, I ended up losing only 1.4 lbs.

I thought it was ok to cheat once or twice a week (check)...but the numbers show otherwise. Do I give up my cheating ways OR do I stop weighing myself on a daily basis (as Steve recommends) and enjoy the ignorant bliss.

I'm starting to hate salads.

3 comments:

D. Steven Lee said...

Do I even need to comment. Give up the daily weigh ins. I hate salads also. But they are a necessary evil.

Annie said...

Give up the daily weigh-ins! Imagine if you hadn't weighed yourself since last Monday; You would be psyched--rightfully so--that you lost 1.4 lbs, instead of disappointed that you saw a bigger loss mid-week. Also, what about sushi? Lean meats? Sandwiches on whole grain bread? You should never eat a salad-only diet...

Albert Muzaurieta said...

Salads are you friend. You lost 1.4 lbs which means you created a 4,900 caloric deficit for the week. If you keep your current pace you'll lose 22.4 lbs over the course of the four month competition. I say add some strength building to your routine and incorporate some positive thinking.