A couple of posts ago, I wrote about weighing myself weekly instead of monthly. I guess I should have really been telling the truth. I meant I would record my weight weekly instead of daily. My confession: I still get on the scale everyday. I don’t always put it into My Fitness Pal or the Excel spreadsheet I have which will only allow weekly input. But, I step on the scale every morning.
What I’ve noticed is that my weight bounces around…just like the stock market. Up a little one day. Down a lot the next day. Maybe down a little more. Then up. If I lose track of counting my calories, it goes up a lot!
Of course, the right direction for my weight is down. For the stock market, it’s up. But that’s the only difference.
If this analogy holds true, then the long range trend for my weight is down regardless of the occasional spike. After all, if you take a look at a trend of the stock market from 1927 to the present it a long upward climb even with The Great Depression and several major wars, political upheaval and the like thrown into the mix.
So, I remain optimistic. I seem to have broken the 300 lb barrier. I’ve weighed myself on three scales (home, gym, doctor’s office) and they are all below 300 lbs – some more than others (my home scale weighs the lightest, for some reason). That’s a good sign. My next “milestone” is to break 295…then 290.