Thoughts on Weigh Day Eve #1

May 19, 2011

Tomorrow’s the big day—my first weigh-in on this new lifestyle of mine. As I mentioned in How often should you weigh yourself? I am not a huge fan of weekly weigh-ins. Normal fluctuations can really mess with the number and with my mind. But for the sake of this site and because I think I can handle it this time, I’m going to step on that flat little jerk and see what it has to say.

I’ve done pretty well this week; better than expected, actually. I have been following the Atkins Induction Plan fairly closely. Because I get so much protein, I find that I’m not suffering despite fairly drastic calorie cutbacks. In fact, there have been days where my fitness tracking app, Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal, has told me that I haven’t even hit 1200 calories! So I definitely don’t want to be going below that, especially given the fact that I expect to have the energy to exercise each day, and ideally I should have a few hundred more. I’ll just have to hit the fridge a couple extra times if I get that message again.

One of the reasons I say I’m only following Atkins fairly closely is that for some reason I thought peanut butter was on the acceptable foods list. Sadly, it is not. But I kept eating it anyway once I discovered that because I had all this celery to use up, but I cut down the amount. I know I could have ranch dressing on the celery, but I’m already using ranch on my daily salad, and that’s a bit too much. I’m not a huge ranch fan, but it’s okay. I prefer honey mustard, but alas, I don’t know if that will ever be on the menu.

So these new eating habits are going to take some getting used to, but I feel week #1 has been successful. So what do I expect to see tomorrow?

Well, based on my years of experience and how well I know my body and its eccentricities, I think I can reasonably hope to see at least a 3-pound loss. I’d love to see more, since the first week of a diet usually shows the biggest drop, but I’d be perfectly okay with 3. Actually, I’d be okay with 1. Having lost nothing will be disappointing, and having gained will be awfully hard to swallow, but no matter the result, I am not quitting! You hear that, fat? I AM NOT QUITTING!

See you tomorrow. :)

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