SO let’s check the old weight tracker… My first WI after my scale-fast was -3.2, which netted out to -1.4 when you factor in my (legit) 1.8 pound gain from the previous week. Since then I’ve been -1.2, +1.0, and then -1.4 this morning. Anyway, that puts me at -112.2 as of today. VERY pleased with that. I still don’t know, or really care, what goal is. I want to lose 12 more pounds and then maybe start taking it a few pounds at a time and see how I feel.
I feel good about my eating and exercise in general and have for awhile now. I guess after 44 months of Weight Watching it should feel like second nature by now, and it does for the most part. I’ve said this before but I’ve realized that my bad weeks are almost entirely situational. Meaning that when I have something going on, a lot of dining out, traveling, or celebrations, I don’t do very well. Not terribly, but I usually go over my points and I end up gaining. This happens on more occasions than I can really justify, and yet I’m pretty cool with it. Because the rest of the weeks, when I don’t have as much going on and I eat at home and don’t binge drink 5 nights a week, I do pretty well. And all of those weeks combine into what ends up netting a slow creep downward on the scale. For the most part, I don’t really struggle with binge-eating, or drive-thru-ing, or portion control or over-splurging at home. On the other hand, when I go out to eat I sometimes still pretend it’s the last time I’ll ever eat again and I need to lick that shit clean. But that balance is one I can live with.
Annnnyway. I’m sure I had a lot of deep thoughts to share about the inner reflection I did following my 5 weeks without the scale, but now that’s old news and I don’t really care much. I definitely enjoyed the scale break and I don’t think it caused me to do any better or worse with my eating, so primarily it was a lovely mental break from the constant up and down which I’m sure my weight did for those 5 weeks. Seeing one compact number at the end was nice. Since then I’ve been weighing once a week only so I’ll be happy to stick to that for awhile, but might try another month at some point.
I was going to post a picture but couldn’t think of anything good or relevant so I’ll just do without. Maybe next time?