Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Weighing in on Weighing in.

Sweat it Out:
45 Minutes Elliptical

***Disclaimer*** This post talks about poop, if you don't like it stop by tomorrow for a different post!

My workout is pretty monotonous right now.  Oh well.  At least I got to the gym and I'm still bucket sweating so I feel ok about it.  No weights because I'm giving myself a break before I start the weight lifting challenge extroidinare.  I'm almost done with the first part of the reading.  The author is hilarious so it keeps the facts and figures interesting.  I cheated a little and looked at the back of the book at some of the workouts.  Whoa.  They look pretty killer, considering I haven't done any serious weight lifting in a LONG time.  This will be an adventure for sure!

So my topic of interest tonight is on how often you weigh yourself and why you do as often as you do (say that 5 times fast!).  As I've stated in the past, I weigh myself everyday.  I do this for a few reasons:
1.  It's a habit.
2.  I went so many years without weighing myself and I think the ignorance helped me get to the weight I am today.
3.  It helps me know where I stand for the day.
But the main reason I weigh myself everyday is to stay in tune with my body.  I know that doesn't sound like a reason, but there's a lot you can read in your morning weight.

Things I have learned from Weighing Myself Everyday
-That fatty meal that I just ate, won't show up until the day after tomorrow.  So that means if I eat something fatty again today I'm already set back two days.
-Holy crap Carrie, cut back on the salt.
-Whoa, you totally didn't drink enough water yesterday.
-You didn't eat enough yesterday.
-That number is a fluke, try again tomorrow.
-Wow, I ate a lot of cheese.
-Did I poop yesterday?
-Um I should probably poop sometime today.
-I'm pretty sure there is 2 pounds of poop in me.
-I need to cut back on the cheese so I can poop.

Ok, so a lot of what I learn from weighing in is that I need to poop, and eat less cheese.  But in all seriousness, have you ever weighed yourself  before and after a BM?  There is quite a difference.  This is very frustrating for me because it always falls on a weigh in day that I don't BM until after my meeting and I lose another 2 pounds.

Aw, I feel so much better getting that off of my chest.  Sorry to get so graphic, but it has really been bothering me lately.  I guess I'll start loading up on the Metamucil and get things back to regular.

Do you like the taste of Metamucil?
I LOVE it.  It's like having a glass of juice or something.  It may be because I use to drink it so much I grew taste buds that really enjoyed it.

How often do you weigh yourself?


  1. Being prego I weigh myself a few times a week just to see what is going on. But when I am back to real life body I only do it when I feel chubby, like the pants are getting tight and stuff. Weighing in has never worked for me b/c of muscle mass so I always go by how clothes fit.

  2. I also weigh myself every day. I know that if I don't, I feel like I have a free day kinda. It's not that I expect to see a two lb loss every day on the scale, but I like to see SOME loss everyday so it keeps me motivated and keeps me more accountable.

    I also hate salt. And love it. It's a complicated relationship. It's soooo hard to keep sodium down while actually liking what you eat.

    I'm interested in what your book says!

  3. Awesome Carrie! A friend of mine will text me when she has poops because she has worked all day on it! So funny.

    Your book does sound interesting. Tomorrow I'm going to the Temple. Excited to remotivate myself and my path to!