Saturday, February 16, 2008

Fifty-fourth Weigh-in

I'm down .6 lbs today. But it's not a true loss. I cheated my weigh-in. You know how you weigh less in the mornings? And if you go back to bed for a few hours, get up and weigh yourself again you're often a pound or so lighter? It's because you lose water as you sleep. Even if you didn't know this, I've known it for a long time and I used it to my advantage this morning.

Why? Well, yesterday I weighed myself and found that the scale was slightly up. What the heck? I have been so gosh darned good for so long, I knew I wouldn't be able to handle it if I gained at today's official weigh-in. So I deliberately slept in much longer than normal - four hours longer than normal.

Yeah. I suck. My name is Tiny Trim and I'm a scale junkie.

But seriously. I've been awesome. I've been meeting the healthy guidelines like I'm the poster-child for Weight Watchers. I've been exercising like I'm trying out for the Olympics. I even won the battle of the box for goodness sake. You'd think the scale would do some serious dropping. But it isn't.

I've been thinking about it and thinking about it and the only conclusion that I can come up with is that I'm just not eating enough given my current exercise level. That's why I bought a heart rate monitor so that I'd know for certain.

Now that I have a week under my belt of knowing exactly how many calories I've burned, I sat down today and did some calculations. Surprise, surprise. I've been averaging less than 1,000 calories per day of net consumption. Now I'm no expert, but even I can tell that's just not enough food. It's surprising given that I've been eating all of my Activity Points and most, if not all, of my Weekly Allowance Points.

I'm left thinking of two options. Try the Wendie Plan or try Core. I know many people have had success with Wendie as well as Core. But Core scares the beejebus out of me. It gives me the jibblies because I feel like I have no "off" switch when it comes to portion control. Even still, there's something appealing about being able to eat as much as I'd like of healthy food. Then again, Wendie sounds good, too, because I can stick with Flex. But even then, would I be eating enough to sustain my body?

Much to ponder. I'm going to think about it today and hopefully come to a decision.


Jaxgirl said...

Just a suggestion... I'm a Flore girl myself. I have the off button scaries myself... so I eat Core, and still watch my points. I don't freak out if I eat 2-3 pts more per day if I'm eating Core and eating only til satisfied. I eat 5-6 times a day, starting with 1/2 portion sizes.

I love the way Core makes me feel - I find my salt intake is WAY down, and I'm still managing my portion sizes.

I ♥ it!

Lisa aka water_nymph said...

a g/f of mine who does Core does it this way..

a portion is still a portion.

so she eats Core foods, but portions it out like flex.. a 3 oz chicken breast, a 1/2 cup of veggies etc etc..and she still follows the 8 HG, drinks all her water and tracks and eats her AP's..

works for her curious to see what you end up doing!