Thursday, January 24, 2013
((I'm exercising my college level writing skills. If you see grammar or punctuation flaws, please tell me!! We are only doing paragraphs so far so this is not meant to be an essay. My instructor is a real stickler for English and I really want to excel in everything I can this semester. Thanks!))
I'm an advocate for weighing in each week. Weight really does fluctuate each day, throughout the day. Some days you're heavier than others. I read somewhere that you can hold up to 10 lbs just in your bowels. That's a lot of extra stuff that is NOT fat. Your weight also fluctuates with the food in your stomach and the water that you drink. Even the swelling in your feet throughout the day adds up to extra weight that shouldn't count.
The best way to get an accurate reading is to weigh in in the mornings after you use the bathroom and BEFORE you eat or drink anything. This is the rule to remember to matter when you weigh in, weekly or day by day. If you must weigh in every day, remember at the end of the week to average your daily weights to get your weekly average. To me, it's a lot of unneeded heartache when you see the scale jump or stall. Personally, I'd rather just wait and go through that anxiety once a week. I'm definitely the kind of person to get discouraged by weight fluctuation. I've demonstrated so far that I can pick myself up rather quick when I'm knocked down. I'm still afraid of that one weigh in that might throw me off for good.