Tuesday, July 16, 2013
How often do you weigh in? We are all told repeatedly not to weigh too often…that it will discourage you. I find just the opposite is true for me. I weigh every morning. It keeps me honest. See, when I only weighed in once a week I would always say that I had 7 days to go, and I would end up sabotaging myself…there is even a poem written about it…I don’t know who wrote it, but I found it years ago and have it posted on my personal website...
Seven Days to Go
That piece of cake I saved is near one big slice;
I have no fear,
besides no pounds will even show,
'cause I've got 7 days to go.
A day of shopping, to the mall we go
for a burger special, it's cheaper you know.
I'll walk it off, I have no fear,
6 days to go, no weigh-in near.
I think I'll skip my lunch,
a devil dog is what I'll munch,
tuna's getting expensive you know,
beside I've got 5 days to go.
For breakfast, one egg, toast and juice,
kids left their pancakes, oh what's the use,
with inflation, to waste is a sin.
Besides its 4 days till I weigh-in.
For breakfast I'll just have coffee today,
maybe I'll lose more that way.
For supper a little extra I'll eat,
3 days before those scales I meet.
Boy this weekend is really rough,
restaurant menus are really tough.
I'll work this fried shrimp off, have no fear,
in just 2 days it'll be clear.
Now my nerves are really a wreck,
I might as well eat, oh what the heck.
I'll take two ex-lax late tonight,
1 day to go, it'll be alright.
Day to go
I can't afford to eat, no way.
Six trips to the john might save my day.
I gained two pounds, wouldn't you know?
I guess I didn't have Seven Days to Go.
Now I don’t have cheat days…I am accountable every day. Does the scale fluctuate? Of course it does, but I have learned what a normal fluctuation is for me. This method will not work for everyone. Some people simply can’t handle weighing in every day. That is fine. But for me, I have found this works best for me. I do not track my weight on SP everyday as the fluctuations would look rather silly and it would not be a true measure of my weight. I wait until the scale shows the exact same thing for three days in a row before I will log it. Some times this means logging it in every 3 days…sometimes it means not logging for a week or more. Again, this is what works for me.
I am not saying everyone should try this. BUT – if you have problems with cheat days and the “7 days to go” problem, then maybe you should give it a try.