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Weigh in Days

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

It really doesn't matter what type of program you have decided to follow, weigh-in day always comes with it's own level of both anticipation and stress. Well, at least it does for me. I haven't broken the obsession I have with my scale. I know it is not a healthy approach, but I cannot help it. Even though it is frustrating to make sense out of the fluctuations, it does help me focus on making good decisions through the day. I have begun to learn how my body reacts to different types of "fuel" and how it responds to activity or lack of it.

I invested in a good scale. One of the type that measures "impedance" and is able to give you an idea of how much of the weight you have lost is actual fat and how much is water and how much is lean body mass. Don't ask me about the science. It involves the natural flow of electricity or magnetism through your body and is able to tell the difference. It is fun to see the actual "fat" numbers going down.

So my weigh in today was pretty good. I lost 2.0 pounds and that is perfect. Just the right amount of healthy weight loss for me. I was stressing over it because I had a date night with my husband and ate a nice thick fatty prime rib dinner and even enjoyed one of those yummy dinner rolls that the steak houses do so well. So what was the lesson I learned? I learned that a little excess in moderation will not throw you off track. Stay hydrated (I drink over 100 oz each day.) Keep exercising and stick to the program. My method is lots of protein, low carb vegetables, and reasonable vitamin supplements to stay healthy.

We can do this!!!
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    I am really impressed that you lost weight over the holidays! Wowza!
    500 days ago
    Didn't know that such a scale existed. At the pharmacy??? or health center??? emoticon emoticon
    501 days ago
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