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LAALI: Chap. 1.8: Scales of Mystery!

Friday, August 03, 2012

Living alone and loving it - goal to start adding up some exercise minutes and blow away another team that is my private competition - last month on sparkpoints we got to #1, but were #2 on exercise minutes...with a few marathon days this month I could change that.

As a kid in the summer time my family would always go on road trips. There were road signs that would draw a kids attention and cries of "can we go there????" The trees of mystery was one of these. http://www.treesofmystery.net/ can't believe after all these years it is still a going place - and even better than before.

Well there needs to be a new amusement attraction called the Scales of Mystery! Each of us know when we are doing the work. I've been tracking everything. I haven't been exercising a great deal but what I log is true. So here is the deal. I know if I have a meal right before bed I will be a few pounds more the next mornings weigh-in. Or if I eat pickles, soy sauce, worchestershire sauce, pizza or anything else loaded in sodium it will help to put on as much as three pounds more. I also know that my body likes to bounce back and forth between a number before it is willing to let go and go down. Yes, I know even when you are doing everything right there are reasons that the scale can bounce up.

So yesterday I ending up having a healthy day on eating and I was proud of my choices. I used malt vinegar that they had for fish for my salad dressing, I had them leave off the cheese, I drank milk for my protein, and had more greek yogurt in the evening to make sure I got calcium and protein. The thing I didn't do was my normal guzzle of water in the morning...instead that was at night.

I did somewhere between 1-2 miles of walking going back and forth in the hospital as they were attempting to figure out where he should end up. (google maps is such a great tool for measuring the distance of building so you can make a better estimate of the distance you walked!) So I would have guessed my weigh would have been up about three pounds this morning due to eating and drinking right before bed.

But it was up 9 lbs - how is that even possible? As the day has been going on, it is almost back down to the original 224 (right now at 224.5). There is just no way that the water I consumed and the food that I ate was 9 lbs...does a body grab weight out of the air. No big deal, I can see it is changing but dang it is part of the Scales of Mystery tour! I have to tell you it took the best part of my spark logic not to complete FLIP because the scale was at 233 this morning. Yes I've been obsessive the rest of the day watching it come down - but it was that or smash that demon scale ---- I just didn't have the 50 story window or it would have gone.

My father is stable now. I'm telling you that man has blackmail on Death 'cuz he keeps slipping past more often then luck would have it. I'm exhausted, my foots swollen and I have it up. I'm hoping to rally to do some exercise and meet my mom for dinner. Thank goodness time for her treat as I'm feeling more able to resist temptations eating out, but advantages of the u-pick farm savings can be washed away pretty quickly with restaurant meals.

Thanks for the support yesterday! emoticon emoticon
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    Me thinks the Scale of Mystery should be shoved under the bed for awhile....it's such a mood swinger! Instead look for some non-scale moments.....what can you do TODAY that you couldn't do when you started this journey?

    What healthy habits are you developing? How many days have you seen moments of improvement? How easy can you pick something healthy from a restaurant menu?

    The scale is NOT the only way to measure success......
    3036 days ago
  • SAL1512
    So happy to hear your Dad is stable!
    Sally emoticon
    3037 days ago
    I'm glad to hear that your dad is stable now. It sounds like you are doing well. I agree that the scale is a mystery. Hang in there. emoticon
    3038 days ago
    Sounds like quite the day! Yes, the scale can be a mystery. That's why I only check once a week. Just stay as healthy as you can and you'll be in the game emoticon
    3038 days ago
    I am so happy your dad is at least stable. And the dinner with your mom will be good for both of you!
    Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!
    3039 days ago
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