Today is once again a weigh-in day. Time is flying by so fast. It seems I just weighed and now I weigh again. The scale just sits there whether I weigh or not. It doesn’t know Saturday from Tuesday. Sometimes I don’t either. I cross the days off my planner calendar that sits in front of my keyboard. I have another calendar to the right of my monitor. I usually can figure out what day it is. I do know this is the last day of June 2012. So I slip up to the scale and gingerly step on the cold steel of the platform. Okay, what do you say?
I put a picture of my scale in the blog today. I thought it funny that the word “laugh” is over the scale. To my defense, there is also a “Love” and “Live” up above. But that is probably what the scale is doing when I step on.
I want the scale to drop a lot each week. I know it won’t. I am aiming to lose up to two pounds a week or 1 percent of my total body weight since I’m over 200 pounds. I set that as a weekly goal. I don’t get upset if it doesn’t make it. I get happy if it drops more than 1 percent.
To lose 2 pounds a week I have to use 7000 more calories than I eat. That is 1000 calories a day. If I burn 500 calories a day exercising, then I only have to eat 500 calories less than I normally would. That sounds complicated and it is. If my body would actually co-operate, then it might work fine.
The calories in – calories out formula doesn’t always work out in a given week. The scale does make note of that problem. Over the longer haul if you stay on plan it should work out. That’s my story and I’m sticking with it.