Fitness Minutes: (58,357)
1,242 4/28/11 4:25 A
yes, it keeps me focused on my goal for the week although I think as I get further into my journey when losses may be harder to come by I'll probably use it less often.
Fitness Minutes: (3,104)
198 4/28/11 2:55 A
I used to weigh daily, but found that I used to get really sad if it didn't give me back good results or results I expected to have...then instead of get motivated I got sadder and ate a lot! Leaving the scale and depending on my clothes to tell me how I am doing has helped a lot!
Fitness Minutes: (184,732)
2,365 4/27/11 8:17 A
I agree with SP_COACH_NANCY. We can let the scale control our lives too much. If I stepped on the scale in the morning and it is up, I was down for the day and if it was down, I was up. I decided not to weigh in daily because there were other things I needed to focus on. How I feel, how much energy I have and how my clothes fit all have an effect on how I feel. I haven't gotten rid of the scale, I still weigh in weekly just to ensure I am on track, however I do not let it control my emotions and my life any more.
For the first year on this journey however I needed the scale. Once it started moving down, I used it as inspiration to keep doing what was working. It was only as I got closer to my goal weight, which I may never reach, that it started to have a negative impact on me. At that point I learned not to step on the scale daily and to begin to rely on the other indicators. Right now I have a balance that works for me. I hope you can find one as well.
Fitness Minutes: (112,042)
46,222 4/27/11 8:08 A
I think this is very individual. In other words, what works for one person, may or may not work for me. I do not own a scale, nor have I have for almost 4 years now. The reason, the scale became the be-all, end-all of how I viewed my success.
I had to realize that regardless of the number, I am always going to have to exercise and eat healthy. That does not mean perfection, either. I integrate foods that I love into my diet and I found exercise that I enjoy so that I no longer view it as a chore or punishment.
When I discovered that our weight can vary by as much as 7 pounds in the course of a single day was when I knew the scale cannot measure anything but my weight. It cannot measure my health or fitness. Being a normal weight does not equate to being healthy.
I have went back and forth with this issue . I use to get weighted once a month while i stayed in the 1200 calorie range and got afraid i'd gain so i though once a week but if i eat in restraunts or anything high sodium a day or two before the scales will be up 2-3 lbs so i'm afraid of that . Some say give it 5 and get weighted daily as long as you are under that 5 lb range don't worry about it . What do you think ?
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