Friday, July 23, 2010

Focusing more on behavior, less on the scale

Sad to say, though I had high hopes for this summer being the summer I got it all together and finally lost the weight for good, just like every summer, my weight has been going up and down the same three or four pounds for weeks. sigh.

However, I'm feeling very fit. I am running and biking and swimming and doing yoga and am very, very tan. So tan that I wonder whether the authorities will accept the passport photo I just got taken as a representation of me when I present my passport in December. I decided I needed a passport and planned a trip to Toronto with my husband for shortly after my 40th birthday, since we need passports for Canada now. I love the idea of having a passport again. Even though I haven't done a lot of international travel, I like the feeling that I could just decide to leave the country on a whim and be OK with the nice people at the border.

I'm trying to focus on my behavior -- keeping the workouts going and increasing, logging my food, trying to keep my calories in line with my calorie needs -- and hope the stupid scale takes care of itself.  Besides, I am using an iPhone app called Fat Watch to track the numbers on my bodyfat scale, and it claims that the actual fat weight is gradually going down, even though my whole-body weight is bouncing all over the place. Here's hoping.


  1. Well the body fat scale doesn't lie! Fit and healthy will eventually manifest as your perfect weight : )

  2. I stopped by your blog - congrats on your weight loss.
    Less of Me

  3. This has always been my approach. I figure that constructive choices are what I need to focus upon. The results will come. I don't need to watch the pot to know it'll boil when heat is applied. I have only weighed myself 4x in a year. I've lost 130 lbs. this way. The scale isn't doing anything for me. I'm doing it.

  4. Hi, I just came across your blog and I love it. I really believe that feeling fit and healthy is more important than what the scales tell you. Seeing a couple of pounds vanishing now and then always helps though! ;o)



"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