May 12, 2011

Trampoline Thursday

A lot of people have asked me about our weekly weigh in process.

We don't have one.

We go to the same Publix scale every Thursday but that's as far as it goes. No, we don't wear the same clothes so the clothing weight varies. No, we don't take shoes off so the shoe weights vary. No, we don't go at the same time of day so the time of day varies. No, I could never be accused of being anal.

Today we stuffed our faces at Carmelita's and then 5 minutes later weighed in in heavy jeans, Nike's and a big baggy tie died t-shirt.

Drum roll please.....

Beginning weight: 4 weeks ago: 138 1/2 lbs.

Last Thursdays weight: 136 1/2 lbs

Today's weight: 136 lbs

Total weight loss in 28 days: 2 1/2 lbs

According to the hospital pediatric nutritionist weight loss should be approximately 1 lb a month. I think about this statement a lot as we go through this process which is time consuming and requires some intense supervision as The
Ogre Teenager jumps. Complains. Jumps. Complains. Jumps. Yawn. Complains. Complains. Complains. Complains.

Most people in this quick fix society would not be happy with 2 1/2 lbs in a month especially when it actually required the person to do some intense consistent exercising and adhere to healthy dietary changes.

Good thing we're not most people. Which I think is sort of obvious....


Jennie said...

Woo hoo!! Sounds good to me... and the lovely little Ogre looks beautiful to me :)

Lilith said...

Good on her and you for listening to the complaining:)

Kathleen Scott said...

I'd be happy with 2 1/2 lbs a month...Good for both of you!