Remember my “wish” to lose ten pounds maybe, like sort of? Well, after much deliberation I decided to not sweat it or “try” to do anything; I’d just keep doing whatever I was doing, and whatever happened, would happen.
Then Mary came to visit and I watched her take pictures of all her food. For the first 3 days, I just watched her, and I ate all the yummy things she was eating PLUS MORE. The weight started creeping up. Then on her fourth day, I started foodblogging as well.
See what happened? That’s my weight up there. From the very first day. This was not on purpose, ie I wasn’t “trying” to lose weight, I was just trying to be more mindful and accountable for what I ate.
The one little uptick you see there is the day I forgot to take my medication which allows me to not look like a watery bloated sausage.
The difference between the top of the graph and the bottom of the graph (today) is 5.2 pounds.
I’m taking my camera with me EVERYwhere from now on. 🙂
EDITED: Hmph. Facebook tells me that this blog post has been rated as “abusive” by Facebook users and so they have disabled the link. What is THAT about? Am I being boycotted by anti-scale people??
July 16, 2010 at 11:52 am
That’s awesome. I’m really glad it works so well for you! Woohoo!
July 16, 2010 at 12:11 pm
You are doing so awesome!!!
July 16, 2010 at 12:19 pm
Maybe right now isn’t the time for me to jump into something, given the state of my emotions, but I’m tempted…
July 16, 2010 at 1:24 pm
That is terrific!
July 16, 2010 at 4:45 pm
Cool! I will be jealously trying it too. It certainly never seems to make anyone put on weight, does it?
July 16, 2010 at 5:36 pm
Wow Susan! Way to go woman!! That food blogging makes sense and you would be much more accountable for sure. Keep doing what your doing 🙂
July 16, 2010 at 6:56 pm
Way to go!!!
July 17, 2010 at 2:02 am
Sites often see things as “abusive” or “bad” when they do weird things and what I am experiencing is that when I click your “started foodblogging” it leads me back to this same post, instead of to your foodblog as I thought it would. So maybe it was flagged as “abusive” because it is kind of um . . . not something that a computer algorithme would understand? Does that make sense? Maybe? I don’t know, Foodie, I am just guessing.
July 17, 2010 at 2:07 am
thanks terre! someone on Twitter just told me that Facebook now automatically flags as “abusive” any link that comes from bit.ly.
OK. Whatever! I guess that makes some weird sense, it just startled me.
July 17, 2010 at 4:26 pm
I did a bit.ly post on FB and I didn’t get flagged. I think it is the link that circles back to this post. But I don’t know. Sometimes I think computers, programs, software, hardware, all of it has a mind of it own.
July 17, 2010 at 10:42 am
I haven’t started photographing my food yet, but I will (probably from Wednesday). I am very excited about it!
Good job, Foody!
July 17, 2010 at 11:14 am
lol ABUSIVE?? So weird!
I think taking pics of food totally helps me think about what I eat- guess that is why I do it! 🙂 Congrats on the loss! 🙂 WHOOHOO!
July 18, 2010 at 8:15 pm
ok the abusive thing is so ODD
that happened to me once about something…now Im drawing a blank on what it was but something totally benign.
I love this post because it is proof of how different we all are and that we just need to find what works for US.