But, seriously, I do record data often, but I try to look at the trends of it. AND, I think I benefit from having done the weighing so often. I can often spot a bogus reading and even though I record it, I kind of mentally throw it out and not worry too much. Also, as imprecise as the %-bf measurement may be, I can look at things like this week where I gained total pounds, but LOST fat and GAINED muscle -- both good things!. Now, is the reality of what happened to me over the past week *exactly* what those numbers say? Probably not, but they are at least reasonable and pretty close...and much better than just coming away with, "Welp...I gained 2.4 lbs this week" Despite all my "logical" approach to it all, emotionally I would like to stay under 200 if at all possible, though. Sometimes it's tough to completely break away.
Stick with it, you are doing great! I feel your pain, my husband was a professional baker/pastry chef also! We were seriously bread-a-holics before going primal over a year ago. We would easily make a meal out of a couple loaves of fresh baked bread and a vat of good olive oil. About 6 months in to this diet we decided to have a "cheat" night and have that meal again...boy was it different. The bread tasted so different and bland, and the gastric debauchery it caused was very much not worth it!
I have heard that after being away from breads/grains that you notice feeling like crap a lot more than you used to. I'm not sure how this will translate for me as I feel like I'm someone that's pretty grain tolerant. I've not really done much grains since taking the plunge into Primal -- most of my indiscretions have been in the excess sugar, excessively processed, excess potatoes, and the times when I really don't know what's in the stuff. I have to say, though that ditching the usual grain fare (white buns for example) hasn't been too hard -- I look at them and just don't WANT them. Now, if the time comes when it's a REALLY good loaf or a well made cake, that will probably be a different story. Who knows, though...maybe when that time comes I will get the full effect of grain kicking me in the gut...
My wife the former baker is trying this along with and has actually started a blog -- Primal Homes and Gardens It's not much just yet, but I expect it get up and going soon.