Obsessed With The Scale?

Friday, April 22, 2011

I read a tip somewhere that you should not be obsessed with the scale. It said that you should not use the scale to measure your progress. It said that you should only weigh and measure yourself every two weeks so you get a really picture of how you are progressing. I have to say that I disagree with this for ME! Notice I said for ME! I weigh myself everyday when I wake up. I have to see the numbers go down, especially since I'm in the beginning stages of losing weight. But I look at the numbers differently than others might. If I don't lose anything, I keep in mind water weight and muscle gain etc.... but I tell myself that I really have to stick to my plan so that I can lose weight. If I do lose weight, it is a confidence boost like no other even if its just ounces because I then tell myself that I am doing something right. I am making these numbers go down. And it makes me work even harder and stick to my plan so that I can continue to see the numbers go down. Now, I know that as I get closer to goal weight, I may have a plateau, and I may start losing slower so that I won't see a change on the scale everyday. This is something I know. Maybe then I will start weighing only once a week or once every two weeks. But for right now my scale is my trainer. My scale tells me when I'm doing the right thing and when I need to kick it into gear. And right now, I hear my scale telling me "You're on a roll girl! Just keep on doing what you're doing." And that is music to my ears! emoticon
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    I have re-starting weighing myself daily, but like you it's for ME.. In my case, it's for accountability reasons. I know that when I get up and on that scale, I will be thinking about it the rest of the day...

    It's sort of a focal point on what I'm going to eat or do.

    does that make sense? LOL

    Happy Easter..
    2527 days ago
    Some find that the scale works for them. I have found the measuring tape to be more of a boost for me. I measure myself whenever I wanna and I see the numbers on that tape going down. It's an awesome feeling. I'm on a muscle building spree right now because the more you build muscle the more your body is going to use up that stored "fat". I'm not even noticing there is a scale there because I know that it says I've gained weight, that's fine cause my measuring tape tells me I've lost inches!!..

    You go girl and do what works for you. We are all individuals and need different things in order to see results and keep motivated. emoticon
    2528 days ago
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