Why I Keep Track of My Weight.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

I keep track of my weight because:-

It's psychological.

It's one of the easiest ways to get the results of this crazy experiment of 'eat this, not that' that I am conducting on myself.

It's one of the quickest ways to keep me or get me back on track in terms of eating healthily.

It's the socially accepted norm. Everyone uses it as a measure. The doctor, the nutritionist, the body builder, the model, the wrestler....... Need I go on?

It keeps me motivated and determined to stay on this rocky road to a healthier and fit me.

It really helps me to end my spiral of Binge/Emotional/Overeating when I go down that dark depressing path.

After saying all of that, I also keep track of my inches, strength, speed and fitness.
But it always comes back to that number on the scale.

I say it again. It's psychological!
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  • BREEZE70
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  • no profile photo CD13376265
    Keeping track of my weight is what got me into this mess of an eating disorder (BED) in the first place, but for many people it is not an issue. If you are not using weight as a measure of your health or your self-esteem then weighing is not an issue. If you are obsessing about a number on a scale you need to remind yourself that that number staring back at you is NOT an indicator of how HEALTHY you are. As soon as I was diagnosed with BED, my doctor told me to get rid of my scale as it would only make my condition worse. If you don't have an eating disorder, regular weighing is perfectly fine, but if you do, you need to be careful.
    2119 days ago
    We gotta find what works for us.
    2119 days ago
    I also do MUCH better when I weigh daily. Like you said, it gets you off a bad track sooner because you cannot ignore the immediate consequences of a binge. It goes the other way too. If I stick with it and drink my water, I usually will see a little drop (.2 pounds) almost every day.
    2119 days ago
  • MRTHING2000
    I don't follow the scale. But that's just me. I find it is more important to me to go by how I am feeling and looking, rather than a number on a scale. And for far too long the scales didn't even go that high.

    Some people weigh every single day and get aghast to a 2lb weight gain, not considering that hormones, water consumption, and the usual up and downs do happen (did you go to the bathroom?!).

    The scale is important. But I'd like to think I'm feeling good, looking healthier, and I'd be disappointed if I lost only 25 pounds so far. What cuts both ways is the psychology of it--you're right. If I think I am doing better than I actually am, it depresses me. So I focus on overall health.

    One can dump a ton of lean muscle and 'lose weight'. But that is the worst kind of weight loss. We want to lose body fat, not muscle. The problem is the scale doesn't know the difference (unless you have a fancy scale). Even calipers are only so accurate. So with that in mind, the scale is important and motivating for many, just not me. But that's just me

    2119 days ago
    Change your mind ... and the rest will follow.

    We have to do things differently to get where we want ... and you are doing it.
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