Sunday, August 28, 2011

I think my scale is a broken liar.

Today it says I'm back to where I was Friday, down 4.4 pounds for the week.  Of course, 20 minutes later, it added on another pound, but I'll be damned if I'm claiming that extra pound.  I'm trying now to decide if the scale was lying yesterday or if it's lying today.  I'm guessing my bad choices and over indulgence last night are coming back to haunt me, which is why the numbers moved up instead of down this morning.

Oh well.  Today's a new day.  And my inches shrunk - not by much, but enough to make me not drown my scale-related sorrows in a tub of ice cream.

And for the record, I didn't do THAT badly yesterday - I was very good at the fair and only had half a corn dog and an ear of roasted corn (no butter, no salt - not because I was depriving myself, but because that's the way I always eat corn on the cob).  But...I thought all the walking I did and my good behavior for the week justified a splurge of fast food calories for dinner.  And then I made chocolate-covered frozen banana bites and ate a few more than I probably should've.  Bad Natalie!  Bad!

Oh well.  Now I know what a bad idea that was and I won't make the same mistake again.  And today's yard-mowing you know how many calories are waiting to be burned in my 3/4 acre lot?  A whole freakin' bunch, that's how many.

I'm going to have to mow around this, though:

I'm not sure what happened - it was fine Friday night, but this is what it looked like Saturday morning.  No storms or hurricanes or tornadoes rolled through - I guess it was just this branch's time to go.  Our good friend Steve happens to be an Arborist, and he's kindly offered to come over today and help make the problem go away, which is awesome because I hear tree people are very expensive.  

In other non-fat-related news, Jimi bought me a new pair of shoes yesterday.  He does that about twice a year, because he's a shoe whore and I am the opposite - I will wear a pair of shoes every single day until they are falling apart around my feet.  So he bought me new shoes, with the logic that if I have several pairs of athletic shoes to choose from, I won't wear the same pair every single day and completely ruin them.  (Secretly, I think he was just itching to spend some money - the tax-credit check for the house (the one we closed on almost 2 years ago) finally arrived this past week.  Also, all shoes were buy one, get one half off, and he was already buying a pair for him, so you know, he had to buy a second pair.  HAD to.)  

Today's Comment Love Day over at FTLOB.  

I'm going to go say hi to some new blogs, and then I'm gonna walk the dog and earn some extra calories for the day.  Happy Sunday!


  1. Hi Natalie- I'm visiting from FTLOB. I am trying to lose weight too and it's rough. I find that when I eat a lot of salt I hold onto water for a couple of days. Have fun mowing the lawn- definitely a great calorie burner.

  2. Hey girlie - try not to monitor your weight every single day (or if you do, don't get discouraged by fluctuations). It can be deceptive based on how dehydrated you are, if you ate something salty the day before and are retaining water, if you've gone #2 recently, etc.

    Way to make good choices at the fair! It'll all be worth it when that dress fits and you're feeling better about yourself. :)

    Congrats on the new shoes. :)

  3. The whole losing weight and walking thing is hard and I am doing that now too! I have to shed some weight according to the doctor!

    Love your post and your little slip-ups, they remind me of myself! Don't be too hard on yourself! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment on my back to school post. By the way, I love your intro about yourself, you sound like a great person to get to know!

  4. That is the problem with weighing yourself every day. You are going to go up and down a lot. I would suggest only doing it once a week, if you can wait that long! If not, just be prepared for a lot of fluctuations.

    Also, remember to look at the inches more than the pounds. That is really what is important here.

  5. I know weighing in daily is a no-no, and I think those days are done. But thank you guys so much for reminding me about the salt thing...I don't feel quite so fat now. :)

  6. I've had trouble keeping myself on track when weighing only once a week - you can do a lot of damage in 7 days and fool yourself into thinking it's not much. However, the daily weighing is indeed maddening (how did I gain 2 pounds while sleeping??) and can really screw with your motivation. You have to find the balance that works for you. If you do weigh daily, try to do it first thing in the morning with nothing on, post bathroom to get the most accurate result.


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