Good for you. I, too, am starting to become obsessed with numbers and am thinking of giving the scale a break. I think I will try to not weigh myself till the end of April and see how that goes. I do believe it can be a guideline...but it shouldn't rule my day.
That's awesome and I love your attitude! The scale is definitely only one form of measurement and shouldn't tell you what you are worth - so this is great!
4/1/13 11:43 P
So this is a new idea for me, I've always been obsessed with numbers... numbers of calories in, numbers of calories out, body measurements.... numbers on the scale.
I don't know if I'm mellowing in my old age, or just getting wiser, hopefully it's the latter... but I realized today that I could give a rat's-you-know-what about the scale. I'm following my SparkPeople's nutrition plan and I'm exercising... you know what that means? It means I'll lose fat and eventually be in the kind of shape I want to be in. I'll get there.
So, I'm officially jumping off the "scale merry-go-round".. or taking a "scale vacation" as it were... I'm going to weigh myself once per month... and that's it.
No more beating myself up because I'm up three pounds of water weight from too much soy sauce the night before, no more gleefully jumping on the damn thing absolutely SURE that I dropped three pounds only to find out it's a grand total of a half a pound... talk about killing your motivation?
Generally, scales are an inaccurate and unscientific way of measuring your body makeup. They don't tell you how fit you are, how much lean muscle you have (unless you have one of those really fancy schmancy ones) and they certainly don't tell you how great your butt looks in those jeans...