So frustrated with the scale!
Monday, June 24, 2013
Oh, I hate that beast! It's so unreliable I want to quit using it altogether, but it's really difficult for me to be objective about how I'm doing without some concrete, objective tool.
I have been working out like a madwoman for a few weeks now. Not in an unhealthy way, but I've been making it a priority and not making excuses not to go. (It helps that I'm doing fun stuff, too.) I have been really cracking down on my eating, too. I still have slip-ups, but they don't seem to be grotesque deviations from the plan.
I had been hovering at a particular weight for a few weeks, despite my working out, and then last week the scale told me I dropped six pounds. Obviously that wasn't a week's worth of poundage, but I figured it was probably pretty close to where I should be since it hadn't budged for so long.
So today I weigh in, and I'm back up FOUR POUNDS! Are you kidding me! I know there's water retention and other factors, but it's really frustrating to not have any sort of measuring stick. I have been trying to use the body fat measurement on my scale (it has been moving in a more regular fashion), but I know that's sensitive to hydration, too.
I hate the scale for making me look like a train wreck. Maybe I should start weighing every day so I can at least average the numbers across a period of time.
I guess it's good that I'm mad about this today -- it's my rest day and I will have to be watching my food intake closely.