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!)