I started out with Spark & I weighed daily. Drop a pound, up 0.5, down 0.5, up 2 pounds, down 1. It nearly drove me crazy trying 2 get something N a steady downward trend. All of this is compounded because I have diabetes & heart problems, balancing water intake and out-flow is very difficult as my
water weight can fluctuate. I switched 2 weekly weigh-ins & I can see a steady downward trend without the water shift problems. Women have water weight variations more severe than mine. I only weigh weekly now, and I'm not really concerned if I miss a weigh-in. I have gone 4 weeks. Sanity is OK now.
Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click Report Inappropriate Secret and our staff will review it.
Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
If you are like me, when the numbers on the scale don't go down, you get discouraged. I have decided instead of weekly weigh-ins, monthly ones will be better. A month of hard work will always show a decrease in numbers on the scale as opposed to weighing in daily or weekly. Then you are excited and motivated to keep pushing on!!
I make weekly menus for my family and for myself. I try to cook healthy meals for the entire family but I may include some ingredients that affect my weight loss plan but ok in moderation for the kids. For example, corn bread would be one item I bake for my kids but I won't touch it. Hope this helps!!
You just need to cook with items you have in your pantry. Or when you go grocery shopping (weekly, twice a month or monthly) you purchase groceries based on weekly menu.
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkTeams, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.