This week’s calorie goal chart
If you’re my friend on Facebook, I’ve already spoiled the “big reveal” by posting the picture of my FitBit weekly weight summary (below) to my timeline this morning right after I weighed in.
I’ve been trying to get back on track for awhile, and two weeks ago I decided I’d use my Monday morning weigh in, use it as a “before” weight, and get serious about it. My weight that day was 255.3lbs. The depressing part about that is that my starting weight on my previous weight loss attempt was 250.2. I gained it all back, plus 5.1 pounds. Talk about a kick in the pants!
In any case, I’ve carefully tracked my calories for the past two weeks, and I weighed in this morning at 248.4 lbs for a loss of 6.9 lbs over two weeks.
It drives me crazy that one “week” on FitBit isn’t JUST seven days…
You can probably tell that I weigh in every morning. Some people like to weigh in once a week (some even once a month!), but I like the feedback of weighing every day or close to it. Take last week for example. My official one week weigh-in was a loss of only 0.8lbs. Now do you think I really lose 0.8 lbs one week and 6.1 the next? No, I didn’t. And because I weigh in every day, I knew that it was an artificially high weigh in on Monday, as I’d seen weights in the 2-3lb loss range for a couple of days before that weigh-in. It helps keep me from just seeing a weight one day a week and having that moment of, “I did all that work for THAT?!” Granted, there will still be weeks like that, but seeing my weight every day also takes some of the sting out of the number because you start to realize how much it can fluctuate from day to day.
Side note here: Of course, when I posted my picture on Facebook, someone commented that the first 10 lbs were water weight. Why does there always have to be that one comment? I’m sure they didn’t mean anything by it, but seriously? How about just saying good job! Why discount someone’s hard work? Sure, most of it might be water weight. That’s why people losing weight generally see bigger numbers for the first couple of weeks. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t earn it. I made tough decisions, didn’t eat all the ice cream and Taco Bell I wanted, and I went to bed a bit hungry some nights. It might be mostly water weight, but I earned it, dammit. My only response was Thank god for water weight making the first couple weeks so rewarding!