For the first 3 months on Spark I only weighed in once every 3 weeks. I found that I lived in fear of the scale. So I choose to ignore it instead of letting it derail all my efforts. Now that I am more confident that the pointer will be going down I am not afraid of getting on the scale once a week. Now I need some measure to balance and adjust the other things I am doing in my activity and diet. I've heard of some people needing the constant pressure and weighing in daily. I wonder if those people have stayed with it for the long haul though.
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I remember a time when I was in the "TOPS" program. We weighed every week. I tried to wear the same clothing ea. week in order not to deviate the results. I found it was easier to weigh in the am the same time whether daily, weekly, or monthly prior to going about the days activities. I have done it various dates. I could wear whatever I wanted. However, I would encourage anyone to use a method that leads to success. if it works for someone to wear less jewelry, clothing, etc. then I would say go for it. The method used is not as important as the results realized. In my case, beiing "supported" by friends and relatives is a great motivator.
Being anxious about achieving your goal is normal (especially when there is competition involved) ... I'd probably be wanting to do the same thing. But if checking it daily gives you anxiety, maybe it would be better to set a specific day and time (and hide scale some place that takes effort to pull out), which won't make it as easy to check. Those small fluctuations could just be water. Good luck, I hope you win!
I have entered a biggest loser contest at my school and I think I am in the lead for weight loss. Here's my problem. I am trying not to weigh myself everyday but I find myself agonizing over every little pound and half pound. It does not help that the scale is in the room next door. I have lost 11 pounds so far and thank God the last weigh in is next week. I wonder how do those people on the Biggest Loser handle that. They must be stressed out of their minds. Maybe I'm making too much of this. I don't think I was made for that kind of competition.
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