It almost feels like the war to end all wars: Mertle vs the Scale. I cannot tell you where a huge mistake was. I described yesterday how much I eat and exercise. I ate a bit more yesterday because I was afraid of being in "starvation mode" and today I almost threw the scale against the wall.
The scale is in the bathroom just waiting patiently to be stepped on. So yes I sometimes step on it multiple times throughout the day. Maybe before and after a shower to see how much water my thick hair really holds. Maybe after a workout, or before a huge dinner. Mostly during the day it's just random and I don't think much of the numbers. I only care about morning weights and then it's official only on Wednesdays. I do like weighing myself at night and then in the morning to see how much weight I've lost. This is me checking how many muscles I have :) Right because muscles burn more calories than fat, so if I lose 10lbs while I'm sleeping I have more muscle than if I lose 0.5lbs. (Made up numbers :)
So last night before my shower I weighed in at 204. Ok that's fine. Then I took my shower and probably gained some weight since I swear my skin is a sponge and soaks up a lot of water. Then off to sleepville (well kinda sleeping has been a problem too :( ) Anyways this morning the scale said 202? 199? 203? NO NO NO 204 UM What!!?!?!?!?! I lost pretty much NO weight between 10pm and 7am.
Weekly loss: +1.6
Total Loss: 18lbs
LBs to goal: 22lbs
Something is BEGIGGITY. (That's a real word and perfect for today) Today I'll try to drink more water, sleep better, eat around 1500cal, and exercise a little but not crazy. I'm not giving up but I may go cold turkey on that crazy scale for a week.
Whats AWESOME is my research project is starting to form nicely and I'm feeling more confident in my path. I only have regular homework coming up and no special huge presentations. Even though the scale isn't saying the "right" thing I feel like my clothes fit better and most days I think "I look good" (for like a second then I see a different angle or a pimple) I'm realizing I've lost almost 40lbs in 1.5yrs and I can really see a difference. oh and MY BIRTHDAY IS TOMORROW!!!!! Birthday dinner tonight, relaxing all day Thursday, and maybe drinks on Friday!
So what awesome event are you next looking forward to? (it's ok you can pick my birthday too haha) And what do you change up if your in a funk?