You know how on The Biggest Loser, when the person climbs onto the scale for the weigh-in, the numbers tumble up and down while some suspense music swells? I used to sit there and hope for the best for these people. Now I realize that I hope we're not going to get gasping reaction shots from Jillian or Bob or the other contestants as NBC breaks to commercial. But that's not the point, the point is the jumble.
My scale gives me the jumble too. As I step up, the numbers roll up and down, teasing me with numbers higher and lower than the day prior. This morning she teased me. Bad. 268.4... 276.3... back and forth, up and down... Finally she settled on 272.0. Hmm.
Two days ago I had my best weigh-in yet. Unfortunately when I got to work, I was invited to lunch by a co-worker. That's not really the unfortunate part as I do enjoy the social aspects of work. What was unfortunate was that we went to my favorite Chinese food place for lunch. I didn't get the soda, but I did get the fried lemon chicken with the fried rice. Naughty!!! And yesterday I was at 272.5, up 0.7 pounds from the day prior. So this morning I've shed half a pound and I'm feeling better. However, it's so discouraging in that I'd had big hopes of being in the 260s by tomorrow and it looks to be out of reach now. I'm no longer losing 2+ pounds a day. I'm lucky to lose half a pound. So... hmm. Perhaps I'll weigh in on Saturday morning? Friday workout is legs and I always burn a huge amount of calories as a result, but I don't get a good weigh-in on Saturday because I've usually gone out Friday night and started my weekend slide.
Gotta work on that. And I need to do a better job of eating healthier when I'm invited out for work lunches. I don't know that LeeAnn Chin has any good options (the healthiest thing looked to be the Beef and Broccoli, and even that was smothered in gravy and soy), but I can at least order the smaller bowl instead of the larger plate.
So I'm paying for my mistake this week. Damn.