3/9/09

Word of the Day

JINX Pronunciation: \'jiŋ(k)s\ Function: noun Etymology: perhaps alteration of jynx wryneck; from the use of wrynecks in witchcraft Date: 1911 : one that brings bad luck ; also : the state or spell of bad luck brought on by a jinx Function: transitive verb Date: 1917 : to foredoom to failure or misfortune : bring bad luck to courtesy of merriam webster

I've always been afraid to do certain things as I might affect their outcome.

Sometimes I'm afraid to watch sporting events for fear of my team losing, talk about potential love interests thinking it will fall apart if I do, and am ESPECIALLY reluctant to talk about job interviews for fear of showing that I'm a failure in meeting my career goals.

The latter has been plaguing me of late.

But I'm also afraid to talk about weight loss lately, which doesn't go with the whole theme and objective of this blog.

See, I saw a good loss on the digital devil the other day. I was happy. I actually did a little happy dance and was then thankful that the curtains were drawn so that my neighbours didn't see me.

I wanted to shout it from the rooftops and thought about taking a pic of the scale as solid proof.

But I'm glad that I didn't.

Today, the day that is my official WI day for online, I'm up. WAY up.

I have no explanation for it either. I was a model WW this weekend and exercised like a fiend.

Could it be that I jinxed it as I wasn't supposed to weigh myself the other day but did anyway? Did that actually affect things today? Did I actually get cocky and slack off and can't remember it? Did I do too much this weekend and my body is actually trying to pay me back?

Am I just a quirky fool who needs a slap upside the head?

Thought? Opinions? Feelings? Odd things that you think you jinx?

4 comments:

Nia a.k.a. Genea said...

Hey Marie,

My BF is a die-hard Habs fan and he truly believes that if he watches the game, they'll lose... it's weird that when he doesn't watch the game, the Habs win, but if he watches the game, they lose... I keep telling my BF that it's a coincidence, and it has nothing to do with him... but he believes otherwise LOL.

I don't think you did anything wrong for the scale to be up. I think the scale plays head games with us... hence why we call it the digital devil :)

Don't give up!

Sarah said...

I am the same way about jobs and boys. But not so much about the scale. I guess I have just accepted the fact that the scale will fluctuate all the time and it is not always going to go the way I want it.

Keep up the model WW routine and I am sure the scale will go down.

Abbey Shaw said...

I think it's VERY easy to self sabotage when you sneak a peek early.
Lucky for me, when I snuck a peak this weekend, I was UP .4 so I was like.. UH OH!

Usually I don't allow myself to weigh myself any other day than weigh in day, but I cave too.

One week is no big, you'll kick ass next week.
:)

Angie All The Way said...

I can sort of correlate the time when I started bobbing around the same 5-8 lbs around the time I started doing those "sneak peaks" and hopping on the scale more than once a week. When I saw that it was down from the week before, it felt so good I'd (first do the same said dance) then I think I'd subconciously relax the "rules" a bit for myself and would overserve myself portions without really thinking it would matter. But at the time, it didn't really occur to me. But of course, we all know the million of other things that can affect the scale going up, but that's what my cycle was/is for a long while now. I'm banishing the digital devil for a while to see how that goes.

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