I’ve been using my Withings Wifi scales to measure my weight and bodyfat daily. I just stand on them first thing and they wifi the information to my withings online account and app. I really like them and even persuaded my brother to get a set.
I wouldn’t normally recommend weighing yourself every day, as in some cases it can cause a bit of an obsession or can determine people’s moods (down if the scale shows an increase, up if the scale shows a decrease), but I’ve managed to get to a point with my weight that I’m just seeing it as a result of what I’m going.
And the result is, very much, up down up down up down. 😉 There’s a pattern of up at the end / beginning of the month, then down. That’s what being a woman does to you / me.
A focus on eating and training better In July, led to a good drop, then a few illnesses, rest and a holiday in October, and bit of christmas also led to a bit of an up too. Back to where I started at the end of June, around 129lbs.
I like to be around 124lbs, or 12-13% body fat. (On the withings wifi scales you can select an ‘athlete’ option, and it gives me a rather low body fat % of around 12-16% body fat %. Whereas the ‘normal’ bodyfat measure gives me a % range of about 24-28% bodyfat.)
I chose the athlete mode, as although I don’t think my body fat % is 13%, I think it’s (probably around 18-20%) closer to 13% than it is to 28% body fat (having looked at pictures guiding what female bodies with various body fat measures look like).
Anyway, here’s my progress since the end of December – having settled down back into daily life and work, and after another illness (cough), 15 days of rest, and 12 days of training (runs and strength):
A good overall loss of 6lbs, close to my sweet spot of 124lbs. And a drop in body fat of 1.5%. That’ll do. 😀
I’ve been trying to make better choices with food, tasty salads when I’m out, and more veg, less / no white carbs. Smoothies and berries and yogurt.
Training hasn’t been as regular as I’d wanted, with 6 days full rest at the start of the year, and a missed weekend (rest) last weekend with the snow. But it seems to be working. So all good.
My weight will no doubt go up in the next week or so. Up down up down up down.