Sunday, January 05, 2014

Routine

I weigh every day (or try to...some days......well, I'm not perfect!).   I know that some people are dead set against weighing daily. This post is not intended to spark a debate, I'm just saying that this is what works for me.  It is what worked for me when I previously lost 130 plus pounds.  It's what I stopped doing right before I subsequently regained some of the weight.  For me it's a tool.  I don't worship the scale.  I get on the scale at a certain point each morning. (after the bathroom visit but before breakfast...and preferably naked or near 'nekid').  I weigh myself and I move on.  For me, it is a mini boost to let me know that what I'm doing is working.  And sometimes, it's a mini lesson to say 'not good MF', tighten those reins.    Are there days that I look at the scales and say "Dangit??? "  Days where I just want to throw in the towel?  YES, but knowing that I am going to have to step on the scale the next day helps keep me in line.  Honestly, the days that get me down the most are the days where my weight remains the exact same for a few days in a row.

So why am I talking about weighing daily?   For a couple of reasons.   I started watching and weighing myself daily at the beginning of this past week...and the numbers on those darn scales sat at roughly the same number. I HATE THAT!  Yet I kept plugging on, doing what I needed to do.   Yesterday I struggled. I wanted to eat.  I was hungry....dinner was late and it would have been so easy to go to the kitchen and get an extra bite of food. However, I didn't have the calories for it...so I refrained.  I so didn't want to exercise.  However, I made myself.  Ohhh, don't think it's all that great....I didn't go long....I didn't go hard.  But 20 minutes is better than nothing!    So this morning I stepped on the scale...and the numbers had dropped.  VICTORY!  Just what I needed to see after yesterday.  A drop on the scales....a reward for my efforts yesterday.  Confirmation that the choices that I made were the right ones!     THAT is why I weigh everyday. (The thing is this......if I'm making the right choices, the weight WILL drop...maybe not at the rate that I want it to drop, but drop it will!)

So my plans are made for my eating today.  I've got plans for a trip to the gym.  I'm working on sucking down the liquid to get my water intake.  I'm hot on the trail!  I'm keeping up with the routine...the consistency.....it will pay off (and the scales this morning validated that!)


10 comments:

Primal Gwen said...

good job, sweetie! We have to build good habits, and trust the process. The scale is a very valuable tool...it holds us in check when we need that. Maybe at some point you can be far enough along and secure enough in your system and your adherence to it that you won't need daily weighing, but utilize the scale now to be your conscience. Worked well for me!

Jessica said...

Great job on making the decisions that needed to be made to earn that loss!

JenB said...

I weigh every day. It's interesting to see the fluctuations, up and down, deserved and unexplainable. I can see how much it can change in a day, and wonder "if THAT was my only weigh in for the week/month" and it was low or high it wouldn't be a good representation. I don't get stuck on any one number (high or low) but watch the trends. I DID still manage to put on 30+ pounds while weighing everyday. I just watched it inch up. So glad it's been going in the other direction these past few months. It's a lot of work!

Leslie said...

Woohoo!! You made awesome choices. I still am trying to find a bit of a balance with the scales. So I am not going to say much on that topic because it could change tomorrow. lol

Leslie

timothy said...

as long as it works for you do it, I KNOW it doesn't work for me I freak too often! lmao

Kyra said...

You know, if it works for you then go for it. For me, it starts to determine how I feel that day, and that's a bad thing for me personally. So, I weigh in at the end of the week (last three days, and take the lowest of the three) and move on. :) We all have what works for us! Good for you!

Stormy@Big Butt Theory said...

I do what you do and its a tool to keep e on track. I know when i stopped that things went south quite quickly. I am sure your hard work will pay off.

Fran said...

Great of you to not give in and being rewarded on the scale the next day.

I weigh myself once a week, sometimes I have periods I weigh daily. I always say someone needs to do what works for him/her. If weighing daily does that: do it. Everybody is differen.

Debsdailylife said...

I weigh in every day! (Unless I oversleep and run out the door pulling my pants on !) Its a guide, not my judge!! If IM up, what did I do? Eat to late, to much salt, PMS,(pre and post) It doesnt control my life, so its ok!!

Jessica said...

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