Monday, October 8, 2007

An oops turns into an Ahh

I had an oops about Tuesday. I stepped on that darn scale. I didn't lose any weight from the week before and my training said to wait until Wednesday and see if perhaps some of the fluid retention from running was gone.
Oh, that was bad advice. What did I do, after a long run and a hard w/o. I stepped on that scale. Really, now what was I expecting, duh. Of course, it read that it was up and why shouldn't it have been.
The next day after speaking with my friend, Tammi. Good and faithful Tammi. She told me to promise her that I wouldn't get on that scale until Monday. Now, I won't break a promise to her so I said. I promise, with the most sincere little girl scout smile I could muster up. In the back of my head I'm thinking. What did I just promise?
Well I finished my week with great eating and another fantastic 8 mile run. Tammi and I shaved on 7 minutes from the last week and finished it in 86 minutes. Whoo, hoo for us!
I have a WW staff meeting yesterday and it required us to weigh. So, I got on the scale and was so surprised when I was given a little piece of paper that read 151.8. I about fell down. That was 3.2 lbs down. Yippee.
So, although I had to get on the scale earlier than Monday I figure that was okay. This morning I didn't weigh and will stay off that thing for another week.
I'm curious, has anyone else tried this yet and how does it work for you?

1 comment:

gingersfit said...

I might be able to do that later, but for now, I weigh SEVERAL times a day! I'm an addict, I know. We have a scale in the bathroom at work. I like that I can get on it often for a couple of reasons -- some positive and some negative. I like that it shows my weight can fluctuate 3-4 pounds in a day. That makes me feel a little better if weigh-in is in the evening and I'm up a 1/2 pound. I know that can happen and it's not the end of the world.

The negative -- it can be frustrating to see those numbers bounce around and I'm focusing too much on the numbers.

For now, I'm going to keep doing it and just keep looking at it as a positive -- that my weight bounces around in a day and that the numbers are NOT the only goal ... gaining health and fitness (and smaller jeans) are! :)