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BMI TMI weekly update

I’ve been putting this off. Today I’m 203.5#. I feel into some bad habits this week.

I’ve found that routine is my friend. I have a few choices for breakfast at home, a few lunch and dinner choices at the hospital, and a few evening snack choices at home, all of which support my diet.

We had a very stressful week at Casa Pal, mostly due to friends’ illnesses, and while I didn’t “stress eat” as much as I might have (the donuts don’t count, honey), I was thrown off my routine.

But I’m back on track and we’ll see how things go.

Comments

  1. #1 antipodean
    September 30, 2009

    Should you really be weighing yourself every day though? I know it’s good blog fodder but nobody in the obesity treatment area really recommends doing it every day. It just get’s you down on yourself.

  2. #2 PalMD
    September 30, 2009

    Wednesday is my weigh in day.

  3. #3 antipodean
    September 30, 2009

    Oops. Reading comprehension FAIL award for me.

    Still. Good advice for others even if incorrectly applied here…

  4. #4 Alex Besogonov
    October 1, 2009

    “Should you really be weighing yourself every day though? I know it’s good blog fodder but nobody in the obesity treatment area really recommends doing it every day. It just get’s you down on yourself.”

    No, I weight myself every day. But I expect that the results are noisy and you can’t expect monotonic weight decrease, so I use them to draw trendlines using weighted mean with sliding 10 days window.

    That gives more accurate results than weekly weighting.

    There’s a great book about it: http://www.fourmilab.ch/hackdiet/www/hackdiet.html

  5. #5 Matt
    February 15, 2010

    I agree w/ Alex. I like to weigh myself a few times a week because I’m a geek and I like to get as many data points as I can, recognizing that the accumulated data set will foster greater accuracy. That said, this should not be an excuse for obsessing unduly over one’s weight on a day-to-day basis.