Notice Batman doesn’t look scared. Difficult to spell, but I went to Kindergarten in Mississauga.

Mutant Diet Phase 7 Day 12
There’s a challenge with keeping the calorie count in the evenings. I’m just getting too hungry. And with muscle pain, it becomes overwhelming and adversely affects my effectiveness in the many things that are going on. I guess I have to try to shift more calories to later in the day. I’m not sure how that works.

In the meantime, I figured out the mathematical reason I’m skipping the scale. (My psychological reasons are due to childhood dieting trauma.)

The scale is simply too blunt an instrument. It’s too slow to show progress. For example, I have never been back to the weight from 2 years ago, even though I lost a meagre 15 pounds. However, I consider that loss a fairly permanent change. I.e. One weekend’s indulgence won’t put it all back.

However, when you are in the middle of working on a new target, your body can put on or take off a pound in the same day. Therefore you can’t really trust the scale until the change has become a new lower baseline. A sensible average weight loss is 1 pound per week. Which means in a month, that’s a piffling 4 pounds. Which frankly for the amount of discomfort I’m experiencing feels almost not worth it.

Therefore, if you wanted to drop 60 pounds, that’s really a-year-and-a-half because Christmas and vacations will at best stall the process for some of the time.

There has to be a better way to measure progress than the scale. There are many changes happening that are not being observed. I don’t trust my own observations and the scale simply won’t inform me.