Friday, June 12, 2009

Vanity pounds

My Weight Chart:
Weight Chart

That's Jillian Michaels's term for those last 15 pounds. I like the term because it is a reminder of the relative importance of losing them.

I had a scale mirage today. The first time I got on my scale, it said 166.5 -- which would have represented a 6.6 pound loss from last week. I didn't believe it, so I played the step-on-step-off game for a while. 171 was the number that came up most often, so that's what I recorded, but I should have quit while I was ahead.

I decided to go back to journaling with my "Lose It!" iPhone app. The Weight Watchers Mobile application is really limited and you need to have an internet connection to use it. Since I have an iPod Touch and rely on free wireless, I would rather use something that works offline. I set my WW Online subscription to expire when my 3-month prepaid period ends so I don't get billed $16.95 a month for something I'm not finding useful.

I got in the pool today and swam for 45 minutes. My arms feel like they got a good workout. I need to do at least one day a week until my race.

By the way, someone asked about my half marathon in October. It's this one: The Brooksie Way Half Marathon. There aren't a lot of half marathons around here in the fall, so I was happy to find this one, and it's in a beautiful location.


  1. Are your weight peaks as cyclic as they look? If there is a monthly hormone surge as a certain time that you are battling- it's worth recognizing. Without the little peaks, the losses would accumulate into, errr... losses. : ) Vanity pounds- I love it.

  2. Those scale mirages are annoying, aren't they? I don't know why the scale can be in the same spot but read differently when you get on and off.

    It makes a lot of sense to stop with WW online if you're not using it, especially of the Lose It app is better for you. I like the term Vanity Pounds, too :)


"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07