Checking the Scale

When I started on Weight Watchers, I was terrified of the scale. I still am, but not as much because I’ve found a little more confidence.

I joined at 174 lbs, and now weigh roughly 155. It’s progress, but I still have a ways to go.

About six months ago, I reached a plateau. I was hovering around 159, and even though I stuck to the plan, exercised, and attended meetings, my weight didn’t change. Granted, that could have been from muscle gain, but I didn’t feel any better about the way my body looked – proving that something needed to change. I started using the FitBit and Aria scale, and have lost just about three pounds in three weeks. Not too shabby, I guess, considering that “good” feeling motivates me, and extends into my self confidence.

With Weight Watchers, I was weighed once a week. My results would be more drastic, but would also provide a more accurate guide as to weather or not I was truly making progress. Humans’ weight fluxuates on a daily basis, and so the weekly check was the way I didn’t drive myself insane by over analyzing my weight too often.

Now, I have my own scale, meaning I can get on it as often as I want. My lack of self control would have me on the scale three times a day, but I’ve finally calmed down to once a day, maximum.

Even once a day has its pros and cons. On the one hand, I am constantly reminded that my actions effect my body, while on the other, I train my brain to become discouraged much more easily. A gain of less than .5 lbs overnight would ruin my morning. Less than half a pound? I think I’ve pooped something heavier than that.

I still continue to weigh myself daily, no matter now discouraged I am. It starts my day with an analyzation of the choices I’ve made, and motivates me to work harder each day.

Question to you – do you weigh yourself daily? Weekly? Monthly? Whenever you’re near a scale? Tell me about it!

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  1. Daily! I weigh myself at the same time every morning before I get into the shower just so the results are consistent. You’ll likely get skewed readings if you weight yourself at different times, especially in the evenings.

    1. I’ve been doing the same thing! Daily is hard because obviously, water weight and things fluctuate a lot, but I’ve been more interested in my BMI and then loss on a weekly basis. But, the daily check in helps me make my choices for the day, that’s for sure.

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