To weigh or not to weigh?
Saturday, August 27, 2011
I have decided not to weigh myself regularly. We don't even have a scale, so the temptation won't be terribly difficult.
In the past, I've gotten hung up on numbers. I'd be feeling great, looking good, CONVINCED that I lost a few pounds a week, and then get on the scale to see a .25 pound decrease, or worse...an INCREASE. Very difficult psychologically to bear, and I have ALWAYS become discouraged over this....if I'm going to gain weight anyway, I might as well have a few candy bars and sit on ass every day. It's easy to TELL myself that weight fluctuations occur, and blah blah blah, but I think you all hear me.
Now I know this will prevent me from getting frequent nifty rewards and badges through sparkpeople, but I honestly believe that by weighing myself once a month or once every other month will keep me on track because I will be FEELING good...my clothes fitting better, looking better in the mirror....and I'm hoping that this tactic will keep me going vs religiously tracking the numbers.
Thoughts? Anyone tried this? Success/failure/somewhere in between? What is a better motivator for you...watching the numbers go down or feeling your clothes get looser? I know everyone is different...would love to hear from those that love the scale, and those that hate the numbers game! :)