It’s a good job I didn’t add the additional 5lb loss last week due to illness, as the scales give me a 3lb gain on that figure and I wouldn’t have been happy. As it stands I went for the original 2lb loss I knew I had thanks to serial weighing and so this week I have lost another 2lb, so happiness ensues!
A couple of people have also admitted to being serial weighers. Why do we do it? I know I’m not going to miraculously lose three stones overnight so why?
Personally, if I step on the scales one morning and find myself slightly below what I weighed the previous day, at a lower weight than I’d ever reached before (except on my way up!), then it makes me happy that I’m going in the right direction.
I’m aware that if I weigh myself in the evenings or after eating I’m going to weigh more. I’m aware that the scales fluctuate. And for this reason I only take notice on my official Monday morning weigh-ins. I don’t get upset over any fluctuations during the rest of the time but if I see a new, lower weight, it motivates me!
I need to lose another 2lbs in order to make a total loss of 2 stones so far. That’s this weeks aim. My next short term goal is to lose another stone by the end of September, approximately six weeks away.
Can I do it?
And just to step it up a gear I’ve set myself up with the Wii Sports Active 30 day personal challenge. More on that during the week, hopefully. If the first few days of squats, lunges and general body aching exercises don’t kill me or make my typing fingers fall off though I could always type with my nose, I suppose.