The Unrepentant Individual

...just hanging around until Dec 21, 2012


February 27, 2008


Weight Loss Update

I can only think my scale was off last week. There’s no other explanation for what I’m seeing today. Two weeks ago, I weighed 249.8. One week ago, I weighed myself in the evening and suddenly was 250.8, then the next morning and it read 249.4. And today, a week later, I saw something very strange.

The scale read 241.8. I was shocked. So I moved it to another area on the floor and tried again. 241.8. I moved it one more time and tried again. 241.8!

So it looks like, according to my conservative estimate, I lost 7.6 lbs in the past week.

Actually, I’ll bet it’s not true. As weight tends to fluctuate a bit day-to-day, I’m betting I was at a local maximum when I weighed last week and a local minimum this week. That would explain why I had to wait until the morning to count a 0.4 lb weight loss last week, and made this week’s loss especially large. So I may lose absolutely nothing in the next week. But either way, I’m pretty happy, and the average loss per week has been pretty good. Judging based solely on this scale reading, I’ve lost over 23 pounds in about 6-7 weeks. I’ll take it!

My wife lost another 1.2, for a total loss of 14 lbs or so over the same time period. That in itself is a very impressive and sustainable weight loss rate, so kudos to her!

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 10:47 pm || Permalink || Comments (1) || Trackback URL || Categories: Weight Loss

1 Comment

  1. And you lost that weight whilst drinking all that homebrew, to boot!

    Well done.

    I’m working on some weight loss, myself. Being an overly curious type, I bought one of those Tanita body fat scales almost three years ago. I find the combo weight/% to be interesting and helpful as far as tracking inconsistencies. Dehydration has as huge impact on both BF% as well as weight, which might explain the difference in your readings (being overly hydrated at one point and less so at the next — just a guess).

    Anyway, BMI has always been a terrible indicator for me (the numbers just don’t add up). That’s why I’ve reverted to this BF% approach. And when I’m trying to lose weight (which I am right now, incidentally), I get fairly religious about consistently recording my weight and BF% around the same time every day.

    It’s nerdy and over-the-top, but that’s my approach.

    Comment by Justin — February 28, 2008 @ 8:25 am

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