Monday, March 3, 2008

Wrapping My Head Around the DS

I have been bouncing up and down between 200 and 201. I ate lots of carb heavy stuff yesterday, and the scale moved me back down to 200.4. I really don't understand how the DS works sometimes. I realize that if I was always heavy on the carbs, the scale would not reflect this. It does seem that the DS allows you a little bit more cheating room than any other WLS.

I wish I had the willpower to put away the scale until the end of the month. I know I cannot do it though. I know several people who have had the DS said that they have had wicked stalls right around the 200 mark. Some people write happy fluffy letters to their body as mental exercises to help with things....I on the other hand, am getting ready to write a letter to my body telling it how ticked off I am that it is not cooperating!

The weekend was good, but busy. I only have a four day work week this week. Why is it that the four day weeks sometimes seem to drag on worse than the normal five day weeks? I am going to have lunch with my friend Kristin one day this week. That will be nice. I am going to try to get my hair done Thursday afternoon. Ok, I seriously need to get moving, or I won't have time for Starbucks....and that won't be pretty.


Tia L. said...


I certainly understand what you're going through ... every time I find myself in great anticipation of reaching a specific weight, it seems my body senses this and decides to play with my emotions. I hate when that happens HOWEVER, it seems as soon as I hit that mark, the weight keeps falling and falling. It's like my body is trying to teach me a lesson or something.

As far as the scale & willpower, weigh as often as you want, I say. I've tried a few times to only weight weekly or monthly, but weighing daily helps keeps me honest AND on track. The only obsessive behaviors I did away with were weighing on multiple scales and weighing throughout the day. I'm more than content to do my morning weigh-in and leave it at that -- but it did take some time to get there!

- Tia

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

I found your blog from your link over at Tales From The Scales. We are like neighbors, girl! I am in Jeff and I work in Louisville! I always find it weird when I run across someone so close to here. I think I am gonna check out the rest of your blog since I have a friend going for weight loss surgery later this month. Glad I ran across your blog!