…and it’s awesome! I don’t weigh in for another 2 days, but I’ve already smashed last week’s weigh in, so it’s all good from here! I’ve got that magic 3st milestone in my sights and I’m chasing it down.
18st 5.5lbs, with 2 days to go, I’m delighted! I’ve been really good this week, the only minor “slip” was a small whisky last night (which I have been allowing myself anyway), so I’m hoping for a solid 2lb loss, which is only 0.8lbs away.
As I wrote about last week, my lead up to #Faturday was a bit of a rollercoaster, with a 1.7lb gain in a DAY a psychological hammer blow to what had been a great loss the day before.
Last week I gained weight for only the second time since I started in March. This week I tallied a 1.4lb loss, which is entirely respectable. Coupled with last week’s gain though makes for a 0.5lb loss over two weeks, far too marginal for my tastes, but at least this week’s loss covered the gain and some.
Sunday’s have been difficult for me recently, nice weather in particular just makes me want to sit in the garden with a beer, or a gin and tonic, and one is never enough. I’m pleased that I was strong yesterday, it’s the first time in quite a while that I can start the week off on a good footing, so here’s hoping for a strong loss next #Faturday.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, I weigh myself daily. Tim Ferriss says to stick to a weekly “morning of cheat day” schedule, on the basis that daily weight fluctuates and that road leads to madness. I get that, but I’m a special snowflake, and I’m sure Tim would say “whatever works for you dude”.
I’ve found that weighing myself daily helps keep me focused and motivated. If I were to heed the “weekly weigh in wisdom”, I would still weight myself daily, but I wouldn’t look at the display, so that I’ve at least got the data, but that it’s not fucking with my mind.
Fortunately, with a few exceptions, I’ve not found it to be a detriment to my mental state. Sure, I get frustrated when it’s not until Wednesday or Thursday that I’m back to pre-cheat weight, but in those cases, I also know that there’s a whole list of weeks where that’s happened, and I’ve then gone on to utterly crush Friday & Saturday weigh in’s.
Today I put on 1.7lbs (and it’s Friday!). That’s soul destroying. I was bad on Wednesday, drinking an extra glass of red wine, and um… “many” Gin and Tonic’s. The resulting Thursday weigh in was a loss, but apparently the subsequent (presumably) water weight was holding off a day and has hit back with a vengeance. Entirely fair, just annoying.
I even feel fatter today, so hopefully that’s a sign that this is just water retention, and even if it doesn’t right itself by tomorrow (cheat day), it’ll come off next week and I’ll have a big loss.
I’m down, but not out.