Beck Fest of Champions "the Beck Diet Solution" Day 21 "Get Ready to Weigh in"
comments from today (see last week's below) ~ illustrates to me how the scale can yank my mood!!!
well, i did this again today (actually weighed) and i have to say the scale lied to me! How dare it!!!
lol ~ ok, so I have been over-eating rather non-stop since the holiday so the scale should have boinged up.
Still disappointing huh!!!
U betcha your tukus it is!
and in the past i would have just still been eating... and kept going.
time to get a grip and climb up off the floor. my appetite is in full tilt boogey from the eating, but I know what to do... time to get back on my "go to" meal plan and start walking the walk again. And in a week or so, the scale should be in downward motion again!!!
Comments from a week ago on the 18th when the scale was headed downward and I was not over-eating/bingeing...
my thoughts on the scale ~ sometimes we have to do what works for us. If I start getting too attached and emotionally upset to what it is showing, then I need to detach and step away.
I try to remind myself that the scale is just a way to measure ourselves and it is a helpful tool just like when we weigh and measure food. It's meant to help us but not hurt us, and it helps us to know if we are getting the results we want.
the results will come when we are following the steps and processes we need to do to reach those results... like eating well, exercising, making the time available to sleep enough, to shop for groceries, to have the right kinds of snacks on hand, make our food, etc....
sometimes the scale doesn't tell the whole story either because of water weight retention related to salt and hormones/ladies' cycle, or when we are increasing our muscles (muscles takes less space but burns more cals!!! ;) so our pants could be baggy even though the scale hasn't budged! How exciting is that?
Helpful excerpts from Beck...
Quoting Dr. Beck (snagged from Mazzy):
"On any given day, the number on the scale is exactly what it should be, given what you ate, how much energy you expended in the past few days, the amount of fluid your body is retaining, and other biological influences."
"Don't expect your weight to go down every week... it won't."
"Once I learn to use the number on the scale as information, dieting will be easier."
Each week (or daily) before I step on the scale I remind myself what I weighed last week (or yesterday), and remind myself that today, I should probably weigh somewhere between 1/2 to 2 pounds more or less that that. It is essential for me to always keep my expectations realistic when I go near a scale.
Can I weight myself more often than once a week?
A. Yes, and some find that weighting themselves helps desensitize them to the scale. (hops up & down in fuzzy pink slippers ;)
Do not, however, weigh yourself more than once a day. Doing so is a sure sign that you're obsessing about dieting and not keeping a healthy perspective about other important parts of your life.