Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Weekly Weigh-In: Post Birthday

On the bad side, this was a bad week. I really struggled just to break even, and didn’t even manage that. On the good side, I turned 26, tracked everything faithfully, and this is the first bad week I’ve had in months. By my estimates for the end of the week, I was over by about half a pound. Then I got on the scale:

Lbs. Fat82.772.570.370.868.167.165.366.864.767.4
Lbs. Muscle 67.366.865.267.363.363.964.465.263.564.2

Urgh, that’s pretty appalling. I know it’s not real - or at least not all of it is real. This weigh in came after an awesome new gym class followed by strength training (woot, I went to the gym on my birthday!), followed by a wonderful, delicious, sodium and French fry filled meal I shared with some friends for my birthday. So while I may have eaten one or two thousand extra calories this week, it was not, dear God, twelve thousand.

Despite this logic, I was pretty upset this morning. Not going to eat in rebellion or smash my scale, just angry.

Right back on the horse today, feeling good. Had another good workout and stayed in my calories. I’m resisting the temptation to weigh in again tomorrow in order to ensure myself that the bloat is going away. The above, what I wrote, is my weight this week, whatever that means. But it sure as hell won’t be my weight next week, or next month.

Obviously my goal of making it to the 160s by my birthday feels like a cruel joke (remember how optimistic I was?)

More later, right now I’m long overdue for a good night’s sleep.


  1. Look at you going to the gym on your B-day! Good for you :)

    A super salty meal (or a sodium heavy day) can make the numbers on that scale jump, and jump high. Don't fret: drink tons of water, keep on track with healthy food and exercise just no more salty things for a while. I guarantee that number will go down.

    1. Thanks! It was actually really fun. I'm doing that class again tomorrow.