Wednesday, May 27, 2009

And she's back in the game...

It's only been one day, but it's good to be back.

Breakfast: oatmeal, almonds, raisins
Lunch: chicken lasagna, chocolate pudding
Snack: apple, Oats and Chocolate bar
Dinner: Rice, Lentils, hamburger, 2 tostones, slice of tomato
Snack: slice of banana bread

Exercise: Late night 30 minutes on the elliptical machine

I have to stop working out so late. I'm exhausted!

I was reading the June issue of Health magazine, and I came across this:

"Weigh in daily. The scale is not your enemy. People who weigh themselves each day seem to lose more weight than people who ignore the scale completely or even once a week."

Hmmm...I'm going to have to disagree. Personally, I find weighing myself daily to be a hindrance to my weight loss efforts. If I do not see it moving down fast enough, I tend to give up. After a very good day of eating right and working out, it's discouraging to not see the scale going down. But we all know how erratic our weight's can be, i.e. that time of the month, water retention, etc., etc. That's why I find it more accurate and more reasonable to have one set day of the week where I weigh myself and use that day's weight as my progress point.

What do you think?


  1. I disagree too! Something as simple as a pint of water can add on false pounds, weighing in daily is a sure fire way to drive yourself nuts and then fail when you fall off the wagon after seeing no progress! Weekly weighs are the way to go!

  2. Congrats on having a great day! I'm a daily weigher - it helps me understand what makes my weight fluctuate - menstrual cycle, late night eating, too much water, etc. Keeps me in check. Also, when I know I've been working hard, and the scale is up a little, I can say "Eh, I know I made the right choices this week, must be a fluke." and then move on. It's just what works for me.

  3. Congrats on getting back in the saddle!

    I weigh daily. For me, it works. Yes, I see ups and downs. It doesn't bother me, though.

    I think the advice the magazine should give is: Do what works for you. Everyone is different and there is no right. When we make it our own, it works.