Weigh-ins: good or bad?
Saturday, January 07, 2012
I see lots of advice on SparkPeople about the pros and cons of weighing. And I know weight can fluctuate. I had been discouraged about a couple of pounds that I had put on about a week ago--and those pounds remained until yesterday when they were gone.
I realize that I sometimes put too much emphasis on the scale. The reason I weigh most days is because in the past when I've gained back weight it's because I've stopped getting on the scale. I've let myself lose track and let those pounds creep back on.
So I'm going to give a weekly weigh in a shot and see if that's better than weighing in on most days. Even though I'm in maintenance, I still log in food and exercise everyday. The logging of food keeps me from going back to mindless snacking. The logging of exercise keeps me motivated since I'm not someone who naturally looks forward to exercise.
One of these days I hope my habits will be so ingrained that I won't feel the need to monitor so closely. For now, I'm trying to avoid another yo-yo experience. I've taken off weight before and can do that when I put my mind to it--but maintenance is something I still need to learn to master.