13 Weeks: Week 3 -- The Consequences of Turkey Stuffing

The point is, though, that while I'm weighing myself every day in order to have good data, this week has demonstrated that weighing every day might not be a good thing for everyone. In fact, if someone were to do a similar sort of experiment, it'd be interesting if they didn't weigh themselves at all from the start of the 13 weeks to the end.

That person won't be me though: that's a kind of self control I don't have. I'd have to know.

Psychologically, for me, this process of keeping the careful food diary, and weighing everyday, carefully capturing the data and charting it, seems best. But I can easily imagine someone who isn't quite as much of a geek as I am being better off weighing once a week, or even once a month.

There's a second lesson, though: I had, total just a few ounces of wheat over the two days -- pie crust, the little bit of wheat in cornbread stuffing. But by the end of the day Friday, I was having all the GERD symptoms I hadn't had while following my eating plan. They were, of not exactly agony, certainly very unpleasant, and what's worse is that was what I knew I'd thought of as normal in October.

All in all, it seems like a lovely argument for staying the hell away from wheat.

Andy Strickland, one of my Facebook followers, said something very wise I wanted to repeat here: "I'm not on a diet, I just don't eat that anymore". I think that's important and profound.