Sunday morning I walked to the pharmacy to weigh myself hoping to have a nice loss, but not too confidently. I had “substituted” a lot this last week (see yesterday’s blog) and was afraid that maybe I would lose a minimal amount. But I actually lost quite well, even considering that I weighed myself before breakfast. But even though the scale read 94.6 kilos, I am not yet “crowing” about being under the 95 kilo mark. Why not?
Simply because my weight has been fluctuating too much. I often find that I can lose a lot one week, and stay pretty even the next, even though I am doing (as far as I can see) the same diet/exercise each of those two weeks. Apparently there are MANY things affecting the numbers shown on the scale, among them:
-weight of clothing worn
- time of day
-before or after meal
-amount of flids imbibed
So I want to wait at least one more week before celebrating the milestone of another 5 kilos gone, just to be sure.The important lesson here is that any one weigh-in is not as important as the general drift and direction of the scale's reading.
PS Just out of curiosity, I again checked my weight Monday morning, but after breakfast. It was 95.1 ----so I really am almost there! (Yea!)