Friday, July 13, 2012
I thought I would address this subject as it is very close to my heart. I weigh myself everyday as part of my morning routine. It is just something that I have done for years since losing the weight. It helps me begin my day by focusing on my goals. I totally get that the scale isn't the be all end all to my focus of maintaining my weight loss. It is just one of the ways that I keep track. My main focus is eating healthy for all the benefits that brings to one's life. I know for sure that the scale varies from day to day for all kinds of reasons. And when it shows an increase for me it simply reinforces my commitment to eat right that day. I for sure do not let it influence how I overall feel about myself or set my mood for the day. I just look at the number and know if I have room for a few extra calories or not.
But the bottom line is that this is only one of the tools I use to help me maintain my weight loss. I also know that this isn't the right tool for everyone as some allow this to set them up for a bad mood or to simply give up. So everyone is different and everyone just needs to figure out what is best for them.
No matter if you weigh daily, weekly, monthly.....the bottom line is that you find what works for you.
Hope all my sparks friends are doing great and have a wonderful week end.
I am looking forward to dinner with friends tonight at our favorite steak joint so I will be eating very light today.