Monday, September 08, 2014
Well it has been a week since my last weigh-in and DH has put the scales back in the bathroom. To check they are accurate he has weighed himself. He never varies, not even an ounce.
Feeling quite good, tummy seems flatter and I got into my white jeans on Friday I rush through and get on the scales. Oh no. I have gained half a pound. Okay, that is not much but you should see my food and exercise record. I have been super good with food even thinking about that extra slice of bread with Sunday brunch - didn't have it. Exercised every day for a minimum of 35 mins plus I have been doing 10 mins of yoga stretches.
I tried on the white jeans again to find I couldn't fasten them so I took all my measurements and they were pretty stable but with a couple of increases. If I use non scale motivators like the jeans or my measurements they will become my new obsession and I will be checking them every day.
I have learnt something from this little experiment. I am not the sort of person who jumps on the scales, loses half a pound and thinks I can have an extra something to eat. Also, I am not the sort of person who jumps on the scales, sees a small gain and thinks, to hell with it, I might as well eat. I am diabetic so my diet is part of my life not a fad that I can chop and change. The scales are there to serve me not to become an obsession. So I have decided to keep the scales in view so I can keep close track.
For me the scales are highly motivating. If I have lost a little it spurs me on, if I have gained a little it makes me even more determined. It does not affect my mood for the day and does not put me off track. So the scales are here to stay.
Friday, September 05, 2014
I still wake up and think about getting weighed and then have to snap into my new routine. Toilet, wash hands, take blood glucose test, pour juice/water and take medication. How boring, but it has to be done, but I am getting used to not jumping on the scales.
I promised myself a non scales motivator before the weekend and temptations. I got out my new white jeans. If you remember I bought them when I was only about 2 / 3 lbs lighter but the extra 2 / 3lbs mean't I couldn't do up the zip. Well, today I fastened the zip. I don't think I could sit around in them for too long and I certainly couldn't manage to eat a meal and stay in them but hopefully that will come next week.
I will be getting weighed on Monday morning and feel confident that the scales will be my friend, but just for one day.
Keep on keeping on folks and never give up.
Want to clarify why scales would be my friend for only one day, because they will be going back to wherever my DH has hidden them from me.
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Help, it is like a drug. I lay in bed this morning thinking about getting up and my first thought was 'I wonder how much I weigh'. I stuck rigidly to the diet yesterday, did 10 mins of yoga stretches, walked slowly around the shops for 20 minutes and had a 30 minute swim. Good day all round. Having a feel around thought my stomach feels a bit flatter, the midriff is not so pronounced. Let's get up and see what I weigh. Oh non, the scales have gone. Just as I promised, I have asked DH to hide them away somewhere.
Now, I don't know about you but I am a creature of habit. I have diabetes and have to follow certain routines. Get up, go to the loo, bathroom to jump on the scales, wash hands to do blood test, do blood test and record in notebook. Then I pour half a glass of water, tip in my soluble aspirin and top up with cranberry juice before I sit down in front of the TV news and take all my tablets. Well, all that went to pot this morning. I don't have any scales. Amazing how one little thing can change your whole routine. I didn't want to go into the bathroom so I washed my hands in the small toilet sink. Then forgot to take my blood and was half way through drinking my juice before I realised, no worries, situation rescued.
Day one and I miss my scales. So, I have started to think of other ways to check my weight without weighing, so no jumping on the Wii Fit either. I bought a pair of white jeans a few weeks ago before the grandchildren came out (see Back to Real Life blog) and I was about 4 lbs lighter and they fit me perfect. Tried them on Sunday to go out and they fit but I couldn't do up the zip comfortably. So that is my new benchmark. I am not going to try them on every day - that would be as bad as weighing myself every day. I will try them on at the end of the week.
Wish me luck, and I am sure I will get over the loss of my scales.
Monday, September 01, 2014
I have been weighed this morning and I have asked my DH to hide the scales until Sunday night. Fed up of jumping on and off every morning. I am diabetic so I do have to know how much I weigh to control my insulin but honestly, not down to the daily fluctuations of .2 or .3 of a kilo. I even weigh myself after I have been to the toilet and the madness has to stop.
The disadvantages of weighing daily far outweigh (no pun intended) the advantages. For example, if I have lost half a kilo in 2 days it makes it so much easier to say yes to an extra treat and that half a kilo might have just been some fluid loss or other fluke.
Anyway, it is a new challenge and I will report back on whether it has any effect of my weight loss.
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