Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Back to the Weigh-In Schedule

Thanks to Julia for showing me the WebMD Portion Size Plate.  It's a great visual guide for portion sizes.  Through a series of pictures, it gives you a very good idea of how much you're eating.  For instance, I had no idea I was eating at least 2 servings of chicken every time I had a chicken breast.

The site also has a Food and Fitness Planner that's very similar to the WeightWatchers online tools.  It bills itself more as a meal planner.  You input your weight, height, waist size, gender, age, activity level, and weight goal.  It will tell you how many calories you should take in per day.  You can then plan out a menu and it will show you how close you are to your calorie limit.  You can also add exercise.

I weighed myself at 10:00 instead of at 8:00 like I wanted to but not much changed.  I went to the gym today at 7:30 and grocery shopping after that.  I noticed that the floor in my bathroom is not level and if I move the scale even an inch in any direction, the reading will fluctuate by up to 10 pounds.   I taped the floor where I set the scale so I should be able to set it in the exact same spot from here on out.  291.7 may not be entirely accurate, but I'll take it.  That means I've lost a total of 4.3 pounds.  It's been a slow start, but hopefully the weight loss will pick up once I get things figured out.


  1. Woo!!!! 4.3 pounds if 4.3 pounds! That is crazy about your bathroom floor.... what the heck.

  2. Those socks add onces. Weigh-ins should be done nude.