A Weighty Issue

All scales are different. That is why I weigh on the same scale everytime.

The problem is...

if it is a problem...

I weigh everyday.

I have been getting mixed messages.

I have heard to only weigh yourself once a week. Reason being what? To not get frustrated by the daily fluctuations of the number on the display? I have to admit that I am overjoyed when the number is lower than I expect but then frustrated when it is up a little the next day. I also find myself wanting to record my lowest weight for the week rather than my weight Friday mornings. If I did I would be down 14.2 rather than 11.4.

I have seen that many weigh everyday. These are mostly people in maintenance and do it just to stay in check. But shouldn't I be making habits now that I will keep for the long run? It also is a good reminder for me to stay on track for the day so that I could possibly see a lower number the next day.

While I am pondering the scale I have to admit that most nights I hop on it before bed. More out of curiosity than record. Maybe it is a sick obsession. Not necessarily with the number on the scale but rather the difference between night and morning. How much do I lose when I sleep? Or is it the 2 times that I get up to pee that make the diffence. It is usually around 3 lbs. On a day when I am especially obsessed, I might even venture a trip to the scale before and after a meal or trip to the bathroom. I know, strange.

Now that this is out I realize that I need to....


1 comment:

  1. I tend to weigh myself everyday, too. I shouldn't because I get very disappointed if I see a gain when I've been sticking to my plan and exercising. Just too fragile in the beginning stages! LOL

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