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The struggle with the scale is real!

Thursday, March 18, 2021

I am really struggling with the scale. I'm supposed to be doing weekly weigh-ins, but I have been weighing myself every... single... morning. I know that I should not let the number on the scale dictate my self-worth, but I find myself getting depressed when it doesn't consistently show a lower number each day.

I have always struggled with the scale when I am trying to eat healthier and exercise. At some point I just say "screw it" and revert back to my old unhealthy habits when I don't see a lower weight, because (in my mind) "why bother?"

I am determined this time to not let that happen though. I think it's time to remove the scale from my bathroom and put it in the linen closet where I won't be tempted to use it as often. I'm also considering just weighing in once a month instead of weekly. After all, my goal is to lose 6-8 pounds each month, so I feel a monthly weigh-in would help me see the bigger picture and I wouldn't see the ups and downs as much.

I really wish I was one of those people that wasn't bothered by the number on the scale. That is just not my reality though, so I need to make a change to prevent self-sabotage.
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    I wanted to send you this link
    Check it out - if you're weighing daily maybe seeing trends will help.
    45 days ago
    I struggle the same. Being on this Speed Keto they only want me to weigh in every 31 days. I can hold myself to weighing in on Mondays, believe me it kills me. But when I did weigh in every morning I used it as a tool to not give in when I wanted something bad. Even though I wasn't losing I wasn't gaining either.
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    54 days ago
    Well - first off going monthly when you really haven't been doing weekly (how I read your blog) is perhaps not the step you want to really take now. STOP weighing in every day. Move the scale to a place it is accessible but not so available to make you want/feel like you need to weigh in daily. Go to maybe 2 times a week. Then go to once a week and stick to it. I moved from weekly to month when I was closer to goal and in all honesty, that did not work for me. I gained every month when I only weighed in monthly. Weekly worked best for me. You need to stop doing weekly...water retention will cause an increase on its own and you could be defeating yourself by getting on that scale everyday. It appears it may be hurting your motivation too.

    Ultimately, you need to decide what works best for you. Good luck in whatever you decide.
    58 days ago
  • MISSIC20231
    I totally relate to this. I have put my scale in a back room and only use it once a week. emoticon Good luck.
    58 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/18/2021 2:02:38 PM
    Your weight fluctuates day to day depending on if you eat more salt, drink more fluids, or exercise, etc. So if you see an unnatural rise it could just be bloat. Which is why they don't necessarily recommend weighing daily if that sort of thing bothers you. Try weighing exactly the same time of day with the same clothes on (or no clothes if you want) and pick a day and time that works best for you. Be consistent about it and you will get the most accurate results.
    58 days ago
    We are all truly an "experiment if one" It's the weekly weigh in required by participating in a challenge that mess with my mind. What if that weekly number is one if those freaky up or down aberrations? Is this number real? I report it of course because I follow the rules.
    But since I weigh daily U know what the trend is and that's what I follow.
    What do I consider my weekly weight?
    The lowest number I've seen all week. LOL

    Good luck finding what works for you.
    58 days ago
    I was weighing myself every single day. I then learned that the numbers do not go down any faster. I now weigh myself weekly, every Tuesday or Wednesday.
    58 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    It is very normal to have a reaction to the scale. I am Diabetic and test my blood sugars. I have the same reaction to the reading. We are human
    58 days ago
  • YMWONG22
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    58 days ago
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