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Why you shouldn't weigh in daily...My personal experience

Monday, March 11, 2013

So I weigh myself every Monday. Last week I weighed in at 377.8. Well a few times during the week I had weighed myself and it fluctated between 374 to 376 to 378 and all around those ranges. So today, when I got on the scale it said 373.8. I was so bummed. In my mind, 374 was the last time I weighed last week and I was only down a pound. My husband was really supportive and telling me it was at least a loss.

Then I went to add it in my spark people log and I saw my weigh in from last week. So after today, no more weighing in on any day than Monday morning. I do not want that disappointed feeling to wash over me again. It was devestating.

On a side note, have not felt like working out today so I only did 20 minutes on the bike at work. I'm having the worst time with working out so I'm really just focused on getting at least 20 minutes of a work out in every day, something cardio.

I am renting the Zumba game on the Wii. i'm going to try that out on Wednesday or Thursday.
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    keep up the hard work! i had weeks i felt stalled out on the scale and weeks that i lost. it was frustrating on the stalled weeks... KEEP AT IT! you can do it!!!!
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    Great idea! Weighing in every day is counter productive.
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    Even a pound down is better than a pound up, and you lost 4 of them! but you're right, you should weigh only once a week at most. And try to make it same time of day, same amount of clothing, etc.
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    Comment edited on: 3/11/2013 8:26:37 PM
    I think everyone has to work out for themselves what motivates them best, discourages them least, and has the best chance of helping them attain and maintain their goals in the long term. For you it may be weekly, for me it's daily, but all that's really important is that we know what the numbers really mean, and we stay focused on the process.

    20 minutes is great. You do what you can do, and maybe at some point it will be more.

    Congrats on the loss. :)
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    I just did 10 min walk/ jog and a 10 minute bike session. Small increments add up so keep on exercising. Have a good night.
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