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To Weigh or Not to Weigh, that is the question?

Friday, September 27, 2019

I used to weigh myself on a weekly basis, my weigh in day was Wednesday. You know weigh in Wednesday. It has a nice ring to it doesn't it? It's not to close to the weekend. But, there's that pressure every week to lose more. But sometimes a person's body needs to do other things, like rest or heal us. So, sometimes weight loss doesn't happen.

So, I thought, what if I tried weighing in every 2 weeks. Well, then my weight goes up. I need to be accountable. And yes, you can measure yourself, and I have. Usually, when I have hit a plateau, my body is physically shrinking.

This time I weigh my body every day. It makes it hard for me to see how much I have lost each week. Now, I know I can figure this out. But, I am trying to build a new healthy life. I find that weighing myself everyday that I am accountable. But, more importantly when I see the scale go up. It's no big deal. It's likely it's going down tomorrow anyway. It also means I take action sooner and increase different macro nutrients based on how I am feeling.

That is the other thing I am doing differently. I am writing what I eat in a notebook. Yes, the typical what and how much food. But, also how the food makes me feel. I'm trying to be more thoughtful about how I eat.

I discovered that processed carbs make me antsy in the evening, which make it difficult to sleep at night. Which make me want a very large cup of coffee in the morning. This leads to an energy crash at about 2 in the afternoon. This leads to a visit to a coffee shop, and high calorie drinks. This leads to weight gain. Repeat this mad cycle, frequently expecting different results, like eight hours of sleep. This is what I call silly.

I'm trying to approach what I am doing and eating in a thoughtful manner, with the end goal of creating a better life. I hope weight loss will be part of it. But if I create a better life for myself, I'll still be better off even if the weight loss isn't what I think it should be.
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    Such wise words! This journey is an experiment, meaning we have to determine what works for us, or not. What works for one may not work for another, but that's because we're all unique.

    If we pay attention to our body signals, we'll keep doing the right thing. It IS all about a lifestyle shirt, a mental/emotional/physical shift. Once we embrace that, the journey is a little easier.
    667 days ago
    You have to do what is best for you
    668 days ago
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