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June 23rd, 2013 (08:27 am)

“don’t weigh yourself every day” is a very good mantra. But it’s funny what depression does to you(that’s a bit of an oxymoron or whatever the term is) – I doubt everything. Not just the normal “did i turn the gas off” but as I mentioned the other day I doubt that the measurements I took were accurate and I didn’t believe the scales either. (Not thinking there were overestimating my weight, I just found it coincidental that the scale went up to xxx stone and 8 pounds and I weighed in at xxx stone and six pounds, just two pounds under the max. Hmm, I said. Don’t believe you.

So i weighed myself this morning just to confirm this—and guess what?

I’D LOST FOUR POUNDS!!!!!

so I’m choosing NOT to doubt this information—particularly as I’d read so many stories of “on low carb the weight melted off” and an Ozzie guy who is doing a blog about his weight loss is weighing himself daily and is generally losing a pound a day. Four pounds is fabulous but I know it’s because I’m as heavy as I am, it won’t last and I’ll be happy with one or two pounds a week when it slows down.

I’m definitely not going to weigh myself again for at least 3 or 4 days. don’t think I’ll last a whole week. Will let you know.

what I found VERY amusing was the scale instructions (they are glass! I was terrified to get on them) which say “don’t put anything on the surface of the scales.” I mean wtf?

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Posted by: mylodon (mylodon)
Posted at: June 23rd, 2013 07:55 am (UTC)

Ah. Those are hover scales. You leap over them and they catch your weight mid-air. Not.

Great news about the weight - very wise not to weigh yourself every day as you're bound to go up and down (we refer to it as mass of ballast carried in system). Slow and steady wins the race.

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: June 24th, 2013 08:45 am (UTC)

Thanks, hun. Nod, I'm trying to resist weighing myself, but it's hard - they are so shiny!

Posted by: Karen (cerisaye)
Posted at: June 23rd, 2013 11:35 am (UTC)

I think, too, there's the element of water balance in our bodies, and depending on what time of day you weigh yourself the result might be different, so best step on those scales at the same time each day. Excellent result, I am glad you found a scale so you can see results, very encouraging.

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: June 24th, 2013 08:47 am (UTC)

they were quite reasonable too, and they were needed - i don't think i would have managed to contnue long term without scales. Yes, I'm planning to weigh myself each morning (weekly) with the same PJs on. :D Tried to get doggo onto them but she won't keep still.

Posted by: Plutonian #2 (moreteadk)
Posted at: June 23rd, 2013 12:06 pm (UTC)
Vegetables

That is great! Well done, you! :D

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: June 24th, 2013 08:47 am (UTC)

thank you!

Posted by: Gehayi (gehayi)
Posted at: June 23rd, 2013 12:38 pm (UTC)
shinykaylee (aladriana)

Awesome! Excellent news!

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: June 24th, 2013 08:48 am (UTC)

thank you my dear - only about 15 stone to go!

Posted by: kcwarwick (kcwarwick)
Posted at: June 23rd, 2013 09:22 pm (UTC)

I think you're brilliant for sticking with this, with all the other problems you have to deal with.

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: June 24th, 2013 08:49 am (UTC)

thank you - and it's odd, usually stress is a BIG bingeing trigger but this eating plan seems to negate that - they say it's because of the fat, so it's good all round!

Posted by: julian_griffith (julian_griffith)
Posted at: June 26th, 2013 03:09 am (UTC)

They just don't want you to stack boxes on the scales for storage or anything. It would probably give it a nervous breakdown.

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