Sunday, July 19, 2009

No Such Thing As PMS (Predicting My Scale)

Weekly weigh-in: 237.7
Loss: 2.9 lbs
Total loss: 53.8 lbs.
Emotion: Bloodied but not Beaten

A funny thing happened on the way to the scale this week…

I had upped my workouts this week, doubling them up on four days (and not taking a single day off this week). Then my family went out on Thursday night to a Japanese restaurant and I had a delicious meal made up of what seemed to me to be sensible choices.

When I peeked at the scale Friday night, I saw a crazy, whopping gain and reaffirmed it Saturday afternoon (sodium just wreaks havoc with my weight loss numbers), though I was drinking water like a guy in the desert that just found one of those… what do you call them?... oh yeah, one of those 7-11’s that’s running a special on Big Gulps. I was so convinced I was going to have a gain that I went ahead and wrote a rationale for it for my Sunday morning weigh-in post:

Well, nothing doing on the scale this week, but I’m blaming it on the monthly visit by TOM, that bloody bastard. Oh yeah, he’ll show up once every few weeks with a case of Guiness and want to watch Manchester United soccer on my big-screen. And I hate soccer. I mean, it is suspenseful because you never know if the game is gonna end up being 0-0 or 1-0. I just watch for the riots. And the Guiness.

So…thanks for nothing, scale. And thanks for the Guiness, TOM. You’re a real pal (and say hi to your Aunt Flo for me).

So I had resigned myself to a gain and hopped on the scale this morning without worrying about it. Apparently, all that water weight was flushed out, and the number was back where I expected given how solid the rest of my week was.

I guess it was just my time.

34 comments:

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  2. Who cares if you throw four interceptions on Saturday, as long as you score the winning touchdown on gameday!

    Nice loss!

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  3. Great loss!! Congrats! I will say HI to Aunt flo for ya...shes visiting me soon. lol

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  4. I must say I agree with everyone else you have kicked a** in the loss column.

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  5. Jack - I just did the math. You're losing an average of 3.84 pounds a week.

    Just colour me green.

    Congratulations.

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  6. You're doing great!

    Your weight loss blog award cracked me up...

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  7. Congrats! Doesn't that make you feel awesome? Good job dude, you're doing so well :) Keep it up!

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  8. Just goes to show you - it ain't over til it's over!

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  9. Awesome weight loss. You are rocking it out! Keep it up!

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  10. Your weight in pounds (237.7) is dangerously close to the number of followers you have today (238). Any correlation?
    By the way, Sodium doesn't seem to like you. Take it with a grain of salt!

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  11. He needs to drop a few followers for next week.

    Great week!

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  12. UH... That is an interesting thought... you and PMS. The other thought is of two people in the same house with raging PMS. I bet the wife feels comforted when she sees you curled around a hot water bottle.

    Seriously though... Back in February the husband and I bought wok pans... and started cooking authentic Thai food... in a week I went into hypertension (because I found out just how sensitive I am to salt)- fish sauce (fermented)has more salt than soy sauce (1000mg/tbsp), fish sauce comes in at 1780mg/tbsp!! So as my blood pressure skyrocketed, I figured out that in our tasty new pans I was putting a meal together for us that included an average of 10,000 milligrams of salt, which means we were consuming 5,000 just in that meal- plus the rest of the days intake. The moral of the story is... when eating asian foods, either eat the sushi plain (because that is about the only thing that doesn't have tons), or understand that there are NONcaloric consequences.

    Okay. I just went off! Sodium issues are a near and dear subject for me. Congratulations on the loss.

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  13. You're really doing awesome my friend. You totally "get" this deal. It comes through loud and clear in your writing. You're on the way to amazing things, can you even imagine?

    My best
    Sean

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  14. Sofa king awesome! Congrats!

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  15. You'll need to go for a new bra fitting the rate you are going with this weight-loss, you know it comes off the bewbies first.

    Well done on another fabulous week!

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  16. Is it bad that I sometimes wish you were fatter when you started? What if you lose all your weight then leave us to become the next world-famous male supermodel? I wanna stress that there's more to life than being really really good-looking.

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  17. LOL! Aunt Flo and TOM: the relatives from hell!

    Well done on another awesome loss!

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  18. It's obvious you're "in the zone"...congrats on having your Day of Reckoning and never looking back. Keep rockin' Mr. Shit. :)

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  19. Good job doubling up on your workouts -- no sucky plateau for you! Congrats on the weight loss.

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  20. If only all men understood the problems that TOM and Aunt flo can cause for us! congrats on the loss! :o)

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  21. Congrats on your loss!

    I'm with missarahlou, if only men knew. Actually, if only male gynecologists knew. lol

    Stay away from the salt.

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  22. Such a fatalist...

    Note how well I'm refraining from preaching about the importance of a rest day. 0:)

    Kudos on another great week!

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  23. harummph. TOM never brings ME Guinness. pffft.



    (congrats on the loss!! you ROCK!)

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  24. You're kicking ass! And instead of being grumpy with your PMS, you somehow get beer?

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  25. Your TOM is so much better to you than us women. Another "so not fair" aspect and it's VERY unfair of you to rub it in. I'm putting a call into my TOM and telling her she damn well better bring some Blue Moon for me next week or I'm kicking her a** to the curb!

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  26. lol fat free me....bewbies....moobs. Okay, I am done. That said, good job on the weight loss. You are this much closer to being clothed.
    Chris

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  27. *seethes silently for a minute*

    good loss, jack sh*t,

    your jealous gaining friend.

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  28. I love that you jest at ladies who blame TOM for their gains- great loss!!

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  29. No fair, mine never, ever brings Guiness (although I'd prefer a nice bottle of wine) to the monthly visit...that b*tch.

    Glad your hard work paid off!

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  30. Sodium is the devil. I battle my love for it on a daily basis. Congrats on your weight loss so far!

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  31. How lovely..you have a friend named TOM too? Aunt Flo can go suck a rock though. Good job on the loss when such friends and relatives were in town for a visit. :-)

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  32. Damn Jack, I better step it up this week or you'll catch me right now. only 2 lbs to go.

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