Happy Monday – it’s Weekly Weigh-In Day!

I know, I know … I said Mondays would be Weigh-In Day. And I will, I swear! It’s just … um … [shuffles feet nervously]

Well, come on… it’s Labor Day!

AND I had cake for my birthday (thanks, Elaine!).

AND last night was the big “Twin Peaks: The Return” finale (no spoilers, but trust me: this will be your reaction:)

wtf

So it’s been an exciting weekend, which doesn’t always transfer into weight loss.

But that’s OK. I’m not worried! After all, I’m the one who’s always prattling on to my husband about how it doesn’t matter if he’s gained a little weight after one “bad” day (i.e., too many calories). We all know there are fluctuations, and that scales are never 100% accurate.

scales

There are all sorts of excuses out there for those little post-holiday weight gains, right? And anyway, I’m just a humble blogger. I’m not a nutritionist or a dietician. I’m not qualified to educate anyone on how to lose weight.

So – with all those disclaimers out of the way, am I going to give you my Weekly Weigh-In, or am I not?

get on with it

Heh … yeah, I am. Ready?

235.1

That’s right – I LOST 0.5 pounds over the weekend! Hah – fakeout!

bobby

Had you worried there for a sec, huh?

Seriously, though, I guess if I really want to be an educational weight loss blogger, I should point out that if you weigh yourself every day, your weight is going to go up and down for any reason and no reason at all, and when you least expect it.

So whatever the numbers on the scale say today, don’t panic. Aworkoutroutine has a great post on his excellent blog about this (Weighing Yourself), and I’ve been following his suggestion:

…weigh yourself every day and then take the AVERAGE at the end of the week (and base your decisions on THAT weekly number)… then you’ll have the most accurate figure you could possibly get. Doing it this way actually serves to eliminate the potential of daily weight fluctuations throwing things off.

It’s a great suggestion, and it’s been working well for me. I’m way less concerned about my weight on Monday morning, since even if it’s a gain, I know by the end of the week it’ll undoubtedly average out to something lower.

What do you think? How often do you weigh yourself, and does that work for you? Let me know in the comments, if you like.

Or, just go back to sleep, and enjoy the rest of your day. After all, it’s Labor Day!

labor

6 thoughts on “Happy Monday – it’s Weekly Weigh-In Day!

  1. Woo hoo! I’m excited for you! This is a terrific beginning….because you started!! Go YOU!
    I didn’t know about getting that weekly average. Good to know. I tend to obsess over that daily gain.
    Keep on keeping on girl!

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  2. Is that Kyle McLaughlin? Wow, he looks different!
    I weigh on Sunday and Thursday, for no particular reason. I enter it in my Fitbit app and I can see trends there on a chart it makes for me.

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    • Heh – yeah, that’s Kyle MacLaughlin in one of his many incarnations in the new “Twin Peaks” series – which I highly recommend, even though it was a big frustrating for us linear thinkers!
      So do you like FitBit? I haven’t been able to get into the whole wearable technology thing, but I know people who swear by it.

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      • I can’t live without Fitbit Alta. It gives me a gentle buzz at 10 minutes before the hour if I haven’t moved 250 steps. My husband, my mom, and her neighbor… we are all sharing out Fitbit steps and we love to cheer and jeer each other! It is great to teens and tweets. I have noticed mine becoming more sedentary as she no longer plays outside with kids. I have an article to share with you.
        Get Off The Couch Baby Boomers, Or You May Not Be Able To Later – NPR
        https://apple.news/AuoYNmWgiQoGxRAT84PkbBg

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