Monday, February 11, 2013

Weigh-in, February 11

I can't say that I'm really surprised to see a gain on the scale this week. As I said, my food and exercise were off, not just because of the cold, but because I just wanted certain things and had them whether I had the calories for them or not. I had popcorn last night for my snack, knowing that could mean a bad weigh-in this morning.

My body fat percentage read down today, which is a nice consolation prize. I am never sure how accurate that is when I feel I might be retaining water.  I expect that at midweek, I will see different numbers, as I usually do.

A couple of different blog friends are doing DietBet, and I was tempted to join in, but losing 4% in a month doesn't seem realistic to me. That's more than 7 pounds.  And putting more pressure on the weigh-ins doesn't seem wise. I would rather focus on the behaviors that lead to weight loss, not the weight loss.

To that end, I will be reporting on my Daily Checklist again each day, probably for the previous day unless I'm posting late. I will just stick it in at the end of a post. You can skip it if you want. I just think that if those goals are going to be useful, I need to check in with them regularly.

Thanks to a commenter, I installed HomeRoutines on my iPhone, which turned out to be a universal app, so I have it on my iPad as well. My husband and I were amazed at how much better the house looked after just following one day's routine. It was a lot of work. We are both hoping that if we keep up with the daily tasks (just like the weight loss thing) it will be easier and the results will be better than if we just sporadically clean when we get tired of the mess. We don't have kids, so our version of mess is piles of computer cords, stacks of unopened mail, dust, cluttered kitchen, clothes not put away.  It is so easy to say it's not that bad, but it bums me out when things aren't neat, and having the house look so great gave me a real charge yesterday.

2 comments:

  1. More info on the HomeRoutines please. Did you start from scratch in setting it up, or does it have suggestions?

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    1. It starts out with sample tasks and you can edit at will. I should do a review once we have been using it for a while.

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