September 16, 2006 at 10:36 am
I really doubt I gained two pounds of fat this week, so I’m just going to blame this on water and glycogen. Let’s blame sodium too, that little bastard. My fancy scale says my body fat is down to 40.7% which is the lowest I’ve ever scored. And days like this is why I bought my fancy scale! If numbers lie, I’d like to be able to pick the numbers that tell me the lies I want to here :)
I’m thinking about starting to weigh myself daily and just take an average of the last 10 days of weight. This is called a 10 day moving average and is a technique used by stock brokers to look at stock trends. Much like weight, stock values can fluctuate frequently within a week.
Back in the days when I was morbidly obese and able to lose 2 or 3 pounds a week, the weekly weighing worked fine. Since my weight loss has slowed down I’m thinking an average might give a more accurate picture of where my weight actually is. Things like water retention can offset the numbers more significantly now if I’ve only lost a pound or half a pound of fat. I’ll probably still do the weekly weigh-ins for continuity’s sake, but start adding an average weight as well.