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Day 3 of no scales

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Today is day 3 in which I do not possess a set of scales...To ensure that I won't be hugely disappointed in myself when I weigh in next I am being very careful with my nutrition.

My eating is going fine, but I find I am going through daily weigh in withdrawal. I keep wondering what I weigh?, did I lose yesterday?, did hubby add salt to the spaghetti he made for supper last night? etc.

I obviously have a problem with weighing daily which never occurred to me before now. I knew I weighed almost every day, but didn't realize I used it as such a crutch. It's really a good thing I don't have scales, it is forcing me to be more diligent with my eating and I won't be surprised if I have a loss come the weekend.

I am going to my sisters on Friday to prep for a bridal shower we are giving for my cousin on Saturday, she has scales, I may weigh myself there (even though it will be a night time weigh in and I am usually 3-6 lbs heavier at night) and see where I stand.

Maybe I won't buy a new set of scales quite yet. I always thought weighing often kept me on track, but really weighing every day only gave me justification in eating foods I have no business eating.

hmmm, guess I have some food for thought.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JJAQUES41 10/16/2012 4:38PM

    Cutting back on weigh-ins may alleviate any daily guilt you have for not achieving a target for that day. It also gives you a different perspective on how your body functions. Keep in mind that not only do you weight differently day to night, but just showering can increase your weight by half pound or more as your skin has absorbed so much moisture. Who needs guilt produced by something we have no control over?Unless you don't want to shower regularly! emoticon

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STONECOT 10/16/2012 4:30PM

    Don't weigh yourself on strange scales, you have no idea how they compare with yours, and there's no point in depressing yourself, especially if it's evening. You're just weighing food and liquid, not fat. Pick a tight pair of trousers, try them on in the morning, then try them again in a fortnight. Yes, a fortnight! Allow some time to actually loose some weight. It's not about a number on a scale, but about how you feel and how your clothes fit. Use an inch tape too. emoticon

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CHICCHANTAL 10/16/2012 3:58PM

    I used to find that if I had lost weight, I also lost the plot. Now I'm only getting weighed at my doctor's.

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DIETER27 10/16/2012 2:49PM

  weighing daily does not help . But you do need to watch what you eat on the days you don't weigh in. Keep exercsing, tracking your food, etc. Good luck on yuour weigh-in Friday.

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DMEYER4 10/16/2012 2:41PM

  good luck with your weigh in on friday

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PARKERB2 10/16/2012 2:40PM

    I weigh daily and so I'm up and down both foodwise and weightwise. I need to stop. Good luck to you.

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