BMI TMI weekly update

Sep 30 2009 Published by under Medicine

I've been putting this off. Today I'm 203.5#. I feel into some bad habits this week.
I've found that routine is my friend. I have a few choices for breakfast at home, a few lunch and dinner choices at the hospital, and a few evening snack choices at home, all of which support my diet.
We had a very stressful week at Casa Pal, mostly due to friends' illnesses, and while I didn't "stress eat" as much as I might have (the donuts don't count, honey), I was thrown off my routine.
But I'm back on track and we'll see how things go.

5 responses so far

  • antipodean says:

    Should you really be weighing yourself every day though? I know it's good blog fodder but nobody in the obesity treatment area really recommends doing it every day. It just get's you down on yourself.

  • PalMD says:

    Wednesday is my weigh in day.

  • antipodean says:

    Oops. Reading comprehension FAIL award for me.
    Still. Good advice for others even if incorrectly applied here...

  • Alex Besogonov says:

    "Should you really be weighing yourself every day though? I know it's good blog fodder but nobody in the obesity treatment area really recommends doing it every day. It just get's you down on yourself."
    No, I weight myself every day. But I expect that the results are noisy and you can't expect monotonic weight decrease, so I use them to draw trendlines using weighted mean with sliding 10 days window.
    That gives more accurate results than weekly weighting.
    There's a great book about it: http://www.fourmilab.ch/hackdiet/www/hackdiet.html

  • Matt says:

    I agree w/ Alex. I like to weigh myself a few times a week because I'm a geek and I like to get as many data points as I can, recognizing that the accumulated data set will foster greater accuracy. That said, this should not be an excuse for obsessing unduly over one's weight on a day-to-day basis.