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The scale... A habit so hard to break!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

So... I'm a big believer in weighing every day.
The irony is, as I'm reading an SparkBlog about how weighing every day is a habit I need to break, one of the blogs that is highlighted on the right side of the page as one that I might be interested in is entitled something along the lines of, "The number one habit of successful dieters? Daily Weigh-ins!"
So which one is it people?!?
Get your story straight!!!

In any case, for this week I have decided not to weigh in until Friday.
I want to see how it goes.
I know I will be down on Friday because, as with every week, I have been keeping to the program. The only reason I know I will be down from my last weigh-in is because my last weigh-in was so obscenely high that I know I was retaining water, etc. which will certainly be off.
My usual issue is this....
When I weigh in every day, my highest weight is usually Sunday. My lowest weight is usually Tuesday.
This is my pattern.
If it were only because Monday is a work-day, and on work days I don't have time to exercise as much and I drink a TON more water than on my busier non-work days... The same should hold true for Friday, because Thursday is also a work day and I have basically the exact same Thursday pattern as Monday pattern. Right?
But no. I am always up about two pounds from Tuesday to Friday. Often I will not have lost anything from Friday to Friday.
My Tuesday weigh-ins are always happy.
But now that I am really trying to put more effort into non-scale victories, I did not weigh myself this morning.
It required willpower, but I did it!
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Now just focusing on having a healthy day and keeping up with the no-weighing-until-Friday plan.

What habits have YOU changed this week? TELL ME so I can cheer you on!!!!!!
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    Weighing every day keeps me on track for maintaining but is not so helpful for losing. You will find the best way for yourself. emoticon
    1451 days ago
    My weigh in days are always on Friday mornings. I would go nuts if I weighed myself every day.
    1451 days ago
    Over a lifetime if I'm weighing every day I'm losing or staying the same. If I'm not weighing I'm gaining.
    My husband, on the other hand, stepped on the scale once and exclaimed, " I lost 15 pounds. How did that happen?"
    1452 days ago
    I'm a big believer in not weighing every day. I've even taken to use my tape measure and a favorite pair of pants and nearly ditching the scale altogether. i weigh about once a week just for accountability but I'm one of those who fluctuate widely so the scale messes with my head.

    Keep up the good work!!
    1452 days ago
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    1452 days ago
    I noticed that discrepancy also and decided to do it my way and continue to weigh myself daily. It works for me . While I was away for 2 months without my scale I tracked, I exercised as much as I could but felt a little list away from my scale.
    1452 days ago
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