To weigh or not to weigh…that is the question

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Now I think I understand why we only weighed in once a week at Weight Watchers.  This last week I’ve been weighing myself at the beginning and end of each day.  I feel fabulous in the morning because I’m in the 131 range (big change from the 136.7 I was before starting my 21- Day GGC Challenge).  I feel defeated before bed because it jumps three pounds.  I can’t decide which weight I should use to measure against my benchmark.

When I’d go in to my WW meetings, it was a 5 p.m. weigh in.  I’d eat dinner afterwards when I came home.  I’d always use the bathroom before weigh in.  I’d wear the same lightweight outfit (jeans are a serious buzz kill for weigh in success…unless you always wear jeans to weigh in).  Anything to help get me to a loss.  If I stuck to my points– and I exercised nearly daily– I’d see a loss.  The exercise is what really helped.  If I would lay off exercise for a week, I wouldn’t been very impressed at weigh in.

At the beginning of this challenge, I said that I was more concerned about how I felt in my clothes than my weight.  I’m making progress there, but I’ve got a ways to go.  The next two weeks I need to up my activity to really see results.  I’m convinced that making daily cardio (biking, walking, hiking, skating) part of my “rest of my life” routine is going to be key to long-term health and happiness.  Time to buy my outdoor quad skate wheels…and only weigh myself once a day.  Who wants to go skating tonight?

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2 thoughts on “To weigh or not to weigh…that is the question

  1. I absolutely agree – exercise is a necessary component! It has made such a difference for me. When I feel like eating when I shouldn’t, I usually try to think of a physical activity I could do instead. Then if I’m still interested in eating after I’m done, at least I’ll have burned some calories first. Walking is my exercise of choice, but Jillian Michaels DVDs are a close second.

  2. rachelflower says:

    I’ve been thinking about getting some DVDs… really wanted to skate tonight, but since Jeff and Grace are out of town, and I couldn’t get a babysitter, it will have to wait until another night.

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