Saturday, April 25, 2015

Weighing on Weekends

Remember a few blogs ago when I said that I would not weigh myself between posted weigh-ins? Well, after a few days of mini-binging, I decided that it would be a good idea for me to step on the scale today - Saturday. As I have said before on this blog, weekends are the most difficult days for me to stick with my diet and exercise plan. I thought that if I weighed myself today, and knew how much I weighed, then I would probably stick more closely with maintaining a healthy routine. I was certain because over the last few days I have been sneaking in several un-photographed snacks, that I would have gained some weight. imagine my surprise then when I saw the number - 225.0! I guess that's motivation to keep me going. I wasn't going to eat breakfast, and was contemplating not working out. But, the number on the scale motivated me to do so. I feel slightly ashamed that a number can have this effect on me!

I think in the future I am going to do this weekend weighing thing. I will weigh myself on Saturdays to maintain motivation to have a healthful weekend. and, I will post my blog weigh-in on Mondays as usual. I guess I'm definitely in the 220s now. I have updated my goals page.

I am also noticing that the novelty of taking pictures of everything I eat is wearing off. Especially when I go on mini-binges, I don't photograph what I eat. Today, I forgot to photograph all my meals except breakfast. I think I might experiment with trying a different way of tracking and posting here.

Tea, Biscuits

2 Scrambled Eggs w. Beans, Onions, Mozzarella Cheese

-- I was motivated, and meant to, but was too tired to exercise --


Christina @ Love Yourself Healthy said...

I think weighing once a week is perfect! :D I know for me, it keeps me accountable; there are some Saturdays when I want to skip my weigh-in at WW, but I know if I do skip it then I'm more likely to keep eating poorly because I can be in denial. As for the tracking, maybe you can use an online tracker like My Fitness Pal or Sparkpeople, and then post your logs here?

LCJ said...

MyFitnessPal is a good one!

Chrysalis Fit said...

I have tried both MFP and SP before. What I found was that it works great when I used it for "standard" foods that lots of people make. When I make up something not from a recipe, but just throwing things together that I have at home (which I do a lot), or cook Indian food (which I also do a lot), it tended to be a pain. But, I could try again. In any case, however I do it, logging the foods is what help me - it does not matter where or how. When I don't log, I tend to binge.

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