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To weigh or not to weigh?

Monday, August 19, 2013

The last few weeks have been terrible. I have eaten way way more than I should have. Last week I gained 2 lbs and I am sure that I have gained about 3-4 lbs this week as well. I have eaten that much!

So, the question is - should I weigh myself being that I know that I have undid most of the good I accomplished the last couple of months.

I am worried that if I weigh myself and see the actual gain, I will gorge on some more food to help with the ensuing depression.
But I am alone to blame for this food orge,shouldn't I accept the consequences?

What do you think?
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    I think if you feel bad news will derail, don't force yourself into it. Wait a little. I think I'm waiting until my new challenge on the 1st to weigh in again. Be clueless with me, won't you? ;)
    1766 days ago
    how do your clothes fit? That's one indication that I follow more than the scale.
    If it helps you stay or get back on track--by all means step on the scale, but if you think it's going to make you binge--then maybe you shouldn't step on it.
    1766 days ago
    You gotta do what is best for you! If it's a major downer to weigh, I would get back to doing your Spark work and then weigh after you know you are back were you need to be, then hop on the scale. This is a long journey and falling off is not the end of road, it's just a bump. You have already acknowledged your mistake, now get back to work. Some times it helps to make a mistake so you can learn from it.
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    1766 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/19/2013 2:02:41 PM
  • CHERYLA2012
    Okay, so you finally realize you have been getting in your way. Good! Now step aside, dust yourself off, and continue on your journey. There is absolutely no need for consequences or punishment. We all make mistakes and we all learn lessons when we make them. You know what to do. Go do it! Make better food choices. Drink your 64 ounces of water a day. Track your nutrition. Move your body. You can do this. You will get there!

    1766 days ago
    Here's the thing, you probably haven't eaten that much. 2lbs alone would be 7000 calories in addition to what you need to eat to maintain your weight. That? Is a lot of food. You probably have eaten more carbs and salt than you normally would.

    I know I have these past two weeks.

    I haven't stepped on the scale after my weekend because I don't want to see that big water retaining number. I figure I'll get back on my plan this week, drop the salt and carbs back to my new normal levels, let my body work itself out and then step on the scale to assess the damage.

    So, probably next Saturday. Or sooner if I want to punish myself. The thing is punishing myself or accepting the consequences doesn't change what I did. It might, however, make me feel like the changes aren't worth it and it's easier to stay fat - a decision I HAVE made before. I don't want to make that decision.

    Good luck getting back on track.
    1766 days ago
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