A Sternly Worded Letter to my Bathroom Scales

Dear Scales: You have been weighed in the scales, and found wanting! This morning you told me I weighed 198.0 And I don't understand why! I've been going for walks, counting my calories (well ... kinda ...) and also, I'm a really good person! So I don't understand why you're punishing me like this! Oh! … Continue reading A Sternly Worded Letter to my Bathroom Scales

3 Signs You Should Step Off the Scale (Shared post from MyFitnessPal)

Good morning, everyone! Here's an excellent post from My Fitness Pal which really resonated with me this morning. Enjoy! Should You Weigh Yourself? 3 Signs to Step Off the Scale by Elizabeth Millard Daily weigh-ins can be a valuable tool in understanding where you are in terms of a goal. But for me, and for … Continue reading 3 Signs You Should Step Off the Scale (Shared post from MyFitnessPal)

Monday Weigh-In: Happy Uncooperative Scales Day!

First, the weigh-in (for all you who are viewing it on a mobile site and don't have time for all this meme nonsense, harrumph!): 176.6 Yay! That's actually quite a lot of weight lost since last week!! Which is a good thing -- don't think by the post title that I'm complaining! However, *yesterday* (Sunday) … Continue reading Monday Weigh-In: Happy Uncooperative Scales Day!

Friday Five: How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Scales

One of my loyal 50by60 readers (and not coincidentally, one of my favorite cousins!) confided last week that she's developed a fear of getting back on the scales after the holidays. Well, Margaret, I'm here to help you -- and anyone else who's nervous about facing The Shocking Truth! (aka your post-holiday weight) -- with … Continue reading Friday Five: How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Scales

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! Down 0.4 pounds, baby! Although -- let me tell you a li'l story. This morning, I got up at about … Continue reading Time for the Rhymin’ Weekly Weigh-in!, and Don’t Let The Numbers Get You Down!

Friday Five – Take control of your numbers!

Hey, everyone! Depressed because the numbers on the scale aren't going the direction you think they should? Never fear! Here's five ideas to help you take control of those nasty numbers! 1. As recommended by many, many REPUTABLE fitness folks, including Jay at aworkoutroutine.com, don't just weigh yourself once a week. Even if you're doing … Continue reading Friday Five – Take control of your numbers!

Friday Five – More Pingback Fun!

Today's Friday Five is basically just a bunch of random thoughts, in which I've subtly incorporated miscellaneous WordPress Daily Prompts from the past week or so, because why not? When your body releases weight, where exactly does it go? I assume a lot of it goes here: But as Rhoda on the old "Mary Tyler … Continue reading Friday Five – More Pingback Fun!

A few Friday quickies!

When I started this blog, I imagined writing long posts, maybe (in my incredible optimism) even one per day. Well, rather than wait for inspiration to strike, today I'm going to emulate Amy Welborn's weekly "7 Quick Takes" over at Charlotte was Both, and just do a post with a few short, pithy* observations, comments, … Continue reading A few Friday quickies!