So, I'm doing something new. Instead of doing weigh days on the 1st and 15th of every month, I'm going to weigh myself every Wednesday. Hence the name "Weigh in Wednesday" -- obviously.
The reason I am switching to weekly weigh ins is to help keep myself on track with my lifestyle change. I find that I tend to eat crappier after a weigh in because I know the next weigh in isn't for another two weeks. To prevent that behavior from happening in the first place, I need to do weekly weigh ins.
I also chose Wednesday for a reason (and not just because of the catchy title I could use). I notice I tend to eat a lot better when I'm at work all week and the weekends are more difficult, calorie wise. Clearly I didn't want weigh ins to be on Mondays because I don't want to ruin it over the weekend. I thought about choosing Fridays because it is the end of the work week and I (generally) will have eaten well over the course of it. But then I didn't to have an excuse to eat crappier on the weekend since I just had the weigh in. So, Wednesday it is.
Today is Wednesday. And I weighed myself. I know, I know. You're shouldn't weigh yourself every day because the number on the scale can fluctuate day-to-day. I weighed myself anyway and am pleased about the result. I'm not making excuses for yesterday's weight gain, but I'm down two pounds from yesterday's weigh in. I think the 1.3 pound gain is just what I needed for a good kick in the pants to get myself into this lifestyle change again.
November 16: -2 pounds, -22.4 pound total
Do you think by next Wednesday I could be down 25 pounds from the beginning of my lifestyle change? Let's hope so!
Note: my next weight goal is to be down 40 pounds from the beginning by Christmas. That means I will have to lose 3.52 pounds per week, with Thanksgiving thrown in there as well. Let's do this!