Weighing Everyday - The Evolution
Sunday, October 04, 2015
I think some people might feel strongly on this issue. Should one weigh everyday? Or will it just cause neurosis? There are ups and downs on the scale. You don't want to be so obsessed with a number. Or discouraged if you have a higher number due to water weight, food in your belly, hormones, etc., etc....
I used to think I wanted to weigh myself frequently, because *what if* a day I missed is the day that I actually showed a loss? Because weight loss was so mysterious and elusive, if I blinked, I might miss it! I didn't go crazy with it. If I posted a small gain, it didn't ruin my day, but I didn't want to miss the day when the mysterious weight loss happened.
I still do weigh myself almost everyday. Some days I don't feel like it, but most days I am still curious, but it's different now. I'm not making sure I don't miss my loss--rather, I want to admire it!
Because weight loss isn't mysterious. It isn't elusive, and it isn't that complicated. Now that I am actually doing what SparkPeople tells me to--eat less and move my body--I'm actually losing weight. And looking at the scale is empowering and exciting.
Some days I do still have a gain, but now I know that I AM doing everything right, so it REALLY is just hormones or food in my belly, and it'll come off tomorrow or the next day.
And the other side of that coin is, back then, when I was waiting for my loss like a deer hunter waiting for Bambi's mom, I also knew that I WASN'T doing what Spark and science says. I WAS eating too much, too often.
And like those 90s PSAs said, "Knowing is half the battle."
The other half is harder, yes, but also doable.