Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Mixed messages: Weigh-in report

I decided to start doing my own weigh-ins at home in the morning to check body fat as well as weight loss/gains. This morning I was down 0.6 from last week. I had breakfast and went to Spinning class, showered and went to my Weight Watchers meeting, where I was up 1.2 from last week.

The morning weigh-ins are controversial stuff. Weight Watchers doesn't suggest at-home weigh-ins, though they sell WW-branded scales by Conair.  I do it because with a lunchtime meeting, there is more room for error than in my bathroom at home.  Differences in weights of clothes, differences in food intake amount of water drunk (I am not going to go hungry and thirsty until after 1 p.m.), especially in sweat and water intake during my workout right before my meeting.  This week, it helped me because I did see a loss (though small). I know that if I could start working on some serious losses, they would be enough to overcome these little X factors.

I had no right to expect a loss anyway. Yesterday was a bad day -- I had work to do but didn't get it done, and really hit the snack food, most of it salty. I also felt tired and discouraged.  I told myself to stop but I just kept picking at things. I should have had something more filling (which was the topic this week, by the way) instead of going right for the cheese and crackers.  I think focusing more on Power Foods this week will help. I took a tracker so I would have a list of them handy the next time I go to the store.

Today I actually did get some work done, which is why I'm taking the time to write this quick post.


  1. Don't u h8 scales when they fluctuate (and love them when they drop?) IT can be soooo devastating. I weigh on the Wii now - much more stable xox

  2. I used to go to morning meetings at the group I went to (not weight watchers, but very similar) but then had to change to evening meetings, and I hated it. Your weight can just fluctuate so much during the day, and it promotes unhealthy habits. Like some of the members there wouldn't eat anything until after they'd been weighed (at 6pm!) which I think is really unhealthy. So I always have a weigh in in the morning too!

  3. I used to go to meetings at evenings and weigh in there, but since I started school - i switched to using a scale at home.

    I tend to weigh in at the morning before i leave for the day because i have classes and other stuff going on later. Earlier is better, in my opinion.


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