Daily weigh ins: tool or trap?
Sunday, June 16, 2013
I'm a daily weigher. I like data. I usually don't get fussed over the +/-1 pound range that I swivel through on a daily basis, and I've been able to watch the zig-zags drop over time (finally, now that I've stopped losing & gaining the same 4 pounds).
This weekend, I've gone up a full pound since the Friday weigh-in. But my body fat has gone down by 2% on the famously unreliable Tanita scale. I recall that yesterday, I couldn't get enough glasses of water into me; I was ravenously thirsty (if that's even an expression), and I think we might have gone a leeetle overboard with salt in our food, so the uptick is probably water, since I haven't gained any muscle.
Salt and muscle--topics I should address in my life. Ditch one, build the other.