Day 23 – Cruise PV

Morning weigh in: 97.1kgs

Daily GAIN: 0.5kgs / 1.1lbs
Total loss: 2.8kgs /6.16lbs

Watercheck:  2.6l – tea and plain ol’ tapwater


  • Mug of tea
  • 3 microwaved eggs
  • Oatbran porridge with cinnamon

Morning snack

  • 2x low-carb cumberland sausages


  • 4x low-carb cumberland sausages
  • 1x chilli beef burger patties

Afternoon snack

  • Fat free fromage frais with sweetener and cocoa


  • Chicken salad


  • 20 mins cycling to and from work (my average time has gone down – I’m cycling faster!! 🙂 )
  • 40 min walk around the Meadows
  • 10 lunges each leg
  • 23 squats

What the hell? A perfect PP day yesterday, and I’m still up by another half kilo this morning. I’m hoping that Mooday is right and that it’s my scales that are in need of a battery change. Either that, or my body is gearing up for a big Whoosh, because this can’t go on for much longer (surely?)

I tried out J’s scales (like I said to Moonday in the comments, when we moved in together, we suddenly had two of everything!) and they’re saying that I’m way down in the 96’s – indicating that when I do a weigh-in, I’ll be in the 95s in the morning. But the Scales of Woe, even with fresh batteries, are still putting me in the 97s.

We’ll just have to wait until tomorrow to see.


BTW, another perfect PV day today. I was severely tempted by the biscuits at work (as I usually am when the Scales of Woe flip me the bird in the morning) but I resisted. I’m seeing an inverse correlation between my weight and the number of laps I can manage in the 25-in-5 for roller derby – and I want to get those 25 laps in the five minutes!! only 4.75 laps to make up. Which equals about another 5kgs or so to lose… 😉

12 responses to this post.

  1. J’s scales sound more trustworthy than the Scales of Woe. Plus, nobody needs two sets of scales, right? I say there’s a screw loose in the Scales of Woe — it’s time to retire it… 🙂


    • Hehe… The Scales of Woe were a bit more cooperative this morning. I’m going to stick with them for continuity’s sake. We’ll see how it goes, I’ll leave the threat of forcible, violent retirement hanging over its head. Perhaps that’ll convince it to cooperate… 😉


  2. Posted by Lee-Anne on August 31, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Urgh…I wasn’t happy with my scales this morning. Had a perfect PV day yesterday and somehow gained? And not just a wee bitty bounce back. Don’t understand but hoping tomorrow brings better news. I wouldn’t normally be overly bothered but with a hen night in less than two weeks and a wedding in a month I need to be getting rid!

    Glad to hear the SOW were nicer to you today. x

    LA x


    • Nasty scales. Are you any time near your lady-times? I usually get a significant jump 1-3 days before hand. Also, PV days are unpredictable – sometimes they cause inexplicable gains.

      BTW – you look absolutely FABULOUS! That dress you were wearing at Erin’s BBQ was SO gorgeous, and you looked great in it. So don’t stress about the hens night/wedding – you’ve always looked amazing, regardless of what the scales say.

      Keep reminding yourself of that please!!! 🙂

      We’re not in this to “look great” (though it’s a nice side effect) we’re in this for health and well-being. 🙂


  3. Posted by Lee-Anne on August 31, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Thanks love, you made me smile….and yip I’m close but about 5-7 days away which makes me wonder if it is linked.
    It’s more about dress size really, being a size smaller up top would really help me in my search for outfits. I’ll have more choice shop wise so it’s not just to look good, although that would be great, it’s mainly to be able to get something that fits and that I like. I don’t want to just have to settle for what fits…I’ve had years of that already!

    Thanks again babe. You rock lady.
    LA x


    • Aaah, I see your point. It’s for this reason that I started making my own stuff – about 80% of what I wear (tops & dresses, at least) are made by yours truly. If I didn’t have a move coming up, I’d offer to make something for you. D’you have a sewing machine? They’re bloody brilliant!

      Wrap dresses are the best for our shapes!


  4. Posted by Robs on August 31, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    This is why I do NOT weigh myself everyday!! lol 😀
    Ok… Seriously now…Once a week will give you a clear indication if you’re on the right track or not. Yes, scales tell us whether or not we’ve gained or lost, but the problem is they weigh EVERYTHING!! If you know you’ve been good… Simply KEEP ON GOING 🙂 Cause you’re doing this blog, I understand you need to weigh yourself everyday. However, that would do my head in!!! Oh, may I suggest measuring with a m-tape as well? That always worked for me when the scale of woe disappointed me.

    Hang in there! You’re doing great!! x


    • Hey Robs,

      Yeah, you’re right, weighing every day can be a bit depressing when you’re on a plateau. However, it can equally be incredibly motivating when you’re doing well! Each to their own – I actually weigh myself out of curiosity several times a day. People tell me off for this, but it works for me:

      1. Once first thing when I get up
      2. Once after I’ve visited the little girl’s room (I make a game of trying to gauge how much I’ve pee’d, which is why I weigh before and after. I know, I’m a wierdo. I never pretended to be anything else… 😉 )
      3. Once after I get home
      4. Directly before my walk
      5. Directly after my walk (again, I like to see how much I lose through transpiration – it helps me understand how much of my weight fluctuates with water, which is important in keeping the demons at bay)
      6. Last thing before bed – I like to see how this changes overnight, again through transpiration.

      I know. I’m probably a bit overzealous on the Scales of Woe, which is why they run out of battery so often, but I’m a curious beast and I like to know how things work. It comes from being the daughter of two ardent scientists… 🙂

      As for measuring tape – I really should use it. I tried it during a dieting escapade with a friend years ago, but it was such a faff, doing all the measuring, I just couldn’t be arsed anymore.

      How are YOU doing, anyway? 🙂



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    • Hi Sandi,

      Holy guacamole, 13lbs in 10 days?! That’s AMAZING!! Sometimes, some people just *click* on this diet plan (!) and have incredible results. It really helps that you’re being so disciplined – I’m having major difficulty with that at the moment! I’m not succumbing to the temptation, but the temptation is certainly there, and makes me wish I could just throw it all in and just HAVE that brownie sitting on the plate in the kitchen at work… 😉

      It doesn’t help that I have such a sweet tooth. I’d eat ALL of the chocolate if that path was consequence free. My body still hasn’t given up on the idea that it is entitled to sugar as and when it demands – we appear to be in a constant disagreement over this fact!

      I have to say, I’m right there with you on the whole egg thing – I think Dukan’s spouting a bit of nonsense blaming cholesterol on eggs, I’ve read studies which say that it’s nonsense, apart from a small proportion of the population. I’ll be VERY interested to see what your cholesterol results are like when you re-do the numbers – make sure you blog that!!! 🙂



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