People weigh more in the morning, after sleeping b/c of ‘dead weight’

Um…

Did I just hear that from someone at my office? Did I just hear that your weight ‘settles’ while you sleep so you should weigh yourself after being up and around for a while…?

This is right up there with the reasoning that cyclists use to drop weight on their bike. ‘Grams = ounces = pounds = suck’. I am not saying that I disagree with any of that, however saving 14 grams by upgrading to titanium bolts is pretty insignificant when the actual cyclist can drop 15 pounds by eating better.

If you weight settles or not isn’t really the issue – that does sound ridiculous though. The issue is that if you are making good choices about your diet, there is no reason to fear the scale.

No more looking for your lightest pair of underwear to get weighed in, no more forcing yourself to go the bathroom before the weigh in…. no more being ridiculous. Let’s just make healthy choices and let the scale say what it will. The scale is just one small tool to help us stay on track to being more healthy.

“What’s your goal?”

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“I noticed that you are still eating a restricted diet, if you are happy with your weight, what is your goal then?”

Goals are a tricky subject. They can both help and hurt us when it comes to things like saving money and weight loss. On one hand a goal is like a roadmap. We’ve all heard that line before right? Without a goal / map, how do you know where you are headed? On the other hand people tend to set huge goals and get discouraged easily if they are not tracking toward them.

I like to focus more on behaviors than goals. If we do the right things each and every day, the goals will take care of themselves. This holds true with both money and weight issues. I don’t want to say avoid setting goals, but perhaps that goals should be “I want to eat right and skip the carbs everyday for a week” instead of “I want to lose 10 pounds by June”.

Getting back to the question that I was asked over the weekend, I don’t have any weight loss goals at this point, however I do have the continued goal of avoiding sugar and carbs so I don’t backslide into my 38 inch pants!