Sunday, December 11, 2011


It doesn't matter how many times you tell yourself that they are inevitable, that they're a normal part of weight loss, that they will balance themselves out eventually...sometimes, those random blips can be a real pain in the wotsit!

I'd finally managed to get on top of my workload, and treated myself to some exercise this week. I went out for a run on Thursday night, and again on Friday night, and it felt really good to be active again. I was sleeping better too.

Best of all though, my weekly loss by Saturday morning was up at 5.4 lbs. Fantastic! 

I decided not to run yesterday evening, as my legs were quite sore from two nights in a row, and also because I usually like to leave a day in between sessions anyway. And besides, I'd already lost 5.4 lbs this week, so no sense in pushing it too hard, right?

Well, guess what? After one day without exercise, I step onto the scale this morning, and...oh yes...I have, overnight, gained 6lbs. That completely wipes out my losses for the week, and in fact puts me at a net gain of 0.6lbs, despite exercising!

Now, I know its a fluke, and I'm not too worried, but hell if that doesn't hit your enthusiasm, even after all this time! Worse still, tonight our landlord took us out for a meal, so I'm stuffed to the gills, but desperately want to get a run in before I go to bed! Will have to wait for my dinner to go down, but I think I'll be lucky to see any loss at all tomorrow, never mind reaching my target...ho hum!


  1. Kill the scale with a shotgun or a mallet. It is a twisted beotch.

  2. I am not a runner but I've read comments from people who complain about a weight gain when they are training for a marathon. Don't give up because the scale doesn't tell the whole story.

  3. Maybe you were just a really heavy sleeper....

  4. Hahaha, you never know! That's cheered me up, lol