Saturday, January 25, 2014
Plan-wise, things are going great at the moment. I am having a small issue, however.
Looking back through my postings for this week I have realised I am slipping back into some bad habits.
Since my initial bout of Sparking, I had a far more sensible relationship with my scales. They were in the garage and I would weigh in very occasionally just to check how things were going. It all worked well, with the scales just giving me the information I needed when I needed it.
Starting the 5% challenge, however, I noticed the cold in the garage was affecting the readings on the scale, so I brought them indoors and placed them so they would not be moved around from one weigh-in to the next. The problem with this is that I see them often and have been just stepping on them to have a peak at how I am doing; sometimes once a day, sometimes more.
It is a tricky balancing act. I am not yet entering the realms of obsession I had in my teens, but I do worry that it would only take a minute's lack of attention to slip back.
I was thinking I should make a conscious effort to avoid the scale for an entire week, but part of me isn't so sure I can do that so what I have decided is that I WILL weigh in once a day - because then I am controlling it rather than letting it control me. Plus, having license to weigh once, I am probably less likely to be scale-hopping through the day. I won't record my weight in any way though, just check it for myself.
I shall give it a week and see how we go!