Day 6 – more fun with fluctuations!

OK, so yesterday (Day 5) my weight dipped down to 193.5, a satisfying plunge from Monday’s 198.0, right? And yet, in just 24 little hours, I’m back up to:

195.8
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Again — it’s a fluctuation, and I’m NOT worried about it, because I’m doing the averaging! Math time again!

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Well, I’ll say it, ’cause check this out! Here are my weights from Day 1 through today:

Monday:      198.0
Tuesday:      196.8
Wednesday: 196.8
Thursday:    195.4
Friday:         193.8
Saturday:     195.8

Added together: 1,176.6, and DIVIDED BY 6 (6 days):  196.1

So my AVERAGE weight for the past 6 days is 196.1, which isn’t too shabby!
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So there! Anyway, it’s Saturday, and Mr. 50by60 and I have a busy weekend ahead of us — graduations, potlucks — so if it’s all the same to you, I think I’m going to skip tomorrow (Day 7) and just rejoin you on Monday for the regularly scheduled Weekly Weigh-in.

But now that you know my Secret Weaponized Weigh-in Technique(tm), you’ll know why I don’t get too upset when the poundage goes up or down a tad. “Averaging” makes everything better!

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Have a super weekend, everyone! See you Monday!

Time for the Rhymin’ Weekly Weigh-in!, and Don’t Let The Numbers Get You Down!

“Aha!” I bet you’re thinking. “Based on that provocative title, I bet she’s got a weight GAIN to report this week!”

Well, let’s find out, shall we? Here we go:

218.6
Get the brownie mix!
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Down 0.4 pounds, baby! Although — let me tell you a li’l story.

This morning, I got up at about 5:45 a.m. to let the cats out. (Yes, we let our cats go out. They come back. They sleep for the rest of the day. Don’t hate me.) I held the door open for them for about five minutes, as I shivered in the subzero Arctic temperatures (46° F, brr!!), till they finally sauntered out.

On the way back to my warm warm bed, I stepped on the digital scales and weighed myself, for the first time.

212.5
Man alive!

Needless to say, I was stoked! Almost 7 pounds lost since last week? What a killer blog I was gonna have today! The late, great Huell Howser would arise from the sludge of his eternal resting place (Palm Springs, I believe), to proclaim my awesomeness!

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But guess what? After lying in bed for about an hour, dreaming of my frabjillious weight loss, I finally got up (the cats again — this time, they wanted FOOD, ferkryinoutlowd), and weighed myself again.

And guess what? I’d gained back 6 of those magical 7 pounds!! All in the space of a little more than an hour!

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So — if you’re one of those people who lives and dies by the numbers on the scale, maybe you need to rethink your philosophy of life, the universe, and weight loss. Those numbers can drive you nuts, if you think too much about them. Numbers suck, really.

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And I for one am thrilled that I’ve lost as much weight as I have already. If anyone who tells you “calories don’t count,” you have my permission to punish them, severely!

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Have a super-awesome week, everyone, and a happy Thanksgiving to all!

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