Tuesday, May 29, 2012
I would like to start this blog with some thoughts on the scale and weigh-ins. Over my 4 years here I have seen a lot of comments from members on the scale. Some days the scale was a wonderful friend and some days the scale was the most hated thing in the world. Other conversations were comments and thoughts of how often should one weigh themselves. Every day or once a week? When I started maintenance, I weighed myself every morning. It became a habit and I reassured myself each morning that I was on track, my weight never fluctuated . I guess it was several months ago, I decided that there was no reason to weigh myself daily. I thought if I started to gain weight, I would feel it in my clothes. Well, last week my walking partner asked me if I was weighing myself. I reacted and asked why, and she said, I look like I have lost weight. I reacted and said I donít think so. My clothes seemed to fit right, I couldnít see anything in the mirror. The next day, I made an appointment to get weighed. The company that I went to for my weight program requires that I come in at least 2 times a year, that is to keep my life time membership active. The last time I was there was November, so I was due to get weighed. I was shocked when I got on the scale and found that I had lost 9 pounds. I made her weigh me a second time. I am not sure what happened. I guess , being off the scale for 4 months, weight could creep up or down by small amounts. But 9 pounds is not small. Several things I need to look at. Also, I am not sure I want to stay at 159, so for maintaining purpose, I m going with the 170.At this time, I want to be sure I donít lose any more weight. If I find a answer, I will post it.