Thursday, May 14, 2015

Weekly Weigh-In - Week 8, 2015

Okay, here's the situation...

I weighed in on April 20th and found that I had not lost any weight in the prior week.   It really frustrated me, so of course, I ate some junk food to make myself feel better.   Then, I felt stupid.

Then, I spoke with Sean Anderson of The Daily Diary of a Winner.   We talked about the danger of letting that number on the scale derail us.  It made me realize that I should truly look beyond any specific measurement on a weekly basis, OR at least not it distract me from my choices.  So, he encouraged me to stay away from the scale for awhile, which I did.  I didn't weigh for three weeks.  I had good days, not-so-good days and also increased my exercise levels.

On Monday, I weighed in and had lost 3 pounds.   Nothing to be sad about, but not what I had hoped for after three weeks.   But I also know that I wasn't as focused on my food choices, because I knew that I wouldn't be on the scale for awhile.   

My kids are all going through final exams now.  As parents, we are seeing the effects of what is learned in the classes that have weekly quizzes vs. those classes with only one major exam at the end of the semester.   You have got to be a tremendously DISCIPLINED student to continue to study consistently throughout the semester without any quizzes along the way.  On the other hand, a quiz every Monday morning will somewhat force some daily discipline upon you, right?

So, the question then becomes, "how disciplined am I?" when it comes to my current choices.  I think my 3-week period just answered that for me.   

At this point, I will be grateful for the 3 pound loss and go back to weekly weigh-ins...this time, I just won't put as much stock in the number each week.   It will fluctuate based on water intake, food choices and even exercise the day before.   I will go back to tracking my calories daily, exceeding 10,000 FitBit steps daily and thinking of my end goals.

I am still upbeat and learning as I go.

Big Clyde  

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great loss! Found you through Sean... I started reading his blog and I am just amazed at how he just dominates and tackles his WLoss..
Anyway, I just wanted to say congrats on your Weight loss! Nicely done. I have an obsession with my scale, too! Sean has spoken of staying off of it.. I get to 3 days and then get ticked off at myself for it! Not sure if I will ever learn...

Congrats!!
Rosie

Kimberley said...

Your perseverance will pay off!

Debsdailylife said...

"Clyde" I was updating my daily mile today, and it made me think of you! Clicked on your picture, came to your blog and found that you started updating again!!! So good to "hear from you". Sean Anderson is awesome!! I followed him for several years!! Loved your comparison of weekly testing vs semester testing and discipline!! Ive 'restarted' my weight loss journey again, and I have to be the weekly tester!!! Im a great procrastinator. Its one of my gifts!!! Looking forward to more of your journey!

Bruce Gudmundson said...

Hi Big Clyde,
I am back blogging after some time off. Still enjoy your blogging. Moved to bgoodylose.com
Bruce

Kimberley said...

Still out there, Clyde?

Johnny White said...

Cycling on a regular basis should help you lose weight with the Clydesdale Project! Let your spirit be stronger than your body, then you will gain the discipline you need to be successful in this project!