Sunday, May 3, 2009

Stupid, F*ckin' Sh*tty Scale

Weekly weigh-in: 271.8
Gain: 1.3 lbs
Total loss: 18.7 lbs.
Emotion: WTF!!!

Got up early this morning in anticipation of 5 lb. (or greater) loss, but my scale had other plans. Really can't understand it because I was pretty solid all week. Sat down and made list of possible explainations.

  1. Ate out at lunch yesterday with teenage daughter; had Ethiopian food, which features bready substance called "teff" (which is Ethiopian for "instant weight gain bread")
  2. Did a lot of weight training this week; we all know muscle weighs more than fat
  3. Had somewhat larger dinner and salty snacks on Friday
  4. Maybe time to pay the piper for two fantastic weeks of losses
  5. Drank a few Light Muscle Milk drinks after workouts; maybe they were some of those crazy "weight gaining" drinks that I laugh every time I think about
  6. House buried on ancient Indian burial ground; spirit world could be involved somehow
  7. Water retention? Time of the month? Baseball season?
  8. Shouldn't have weighed in wearing heavy mask to prevent swine flu
  9. After 40something years on this earth, still don't understand Jack Sh*t about weight loss
Guess I'll chalk this week up to "That's the way it goes sometimes," and try to stay positive. I know I'm doing the right things... watching my intake, increasing my exercise, staying away from situations where I know I haven't been successful in the past.

So the scale doesn't love me today.

It will next week.

1 comment:

  1. That pesky scale. It is only one way to measure success. We rely on it too heavily.

    From what I read in this post, you were pretty solid all week which = great overall health. I always look to the big picture, and that's how I stay positive.

    lol..time of month. Are you commiserating with your wife or us female bloggers? That was funny.



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