Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Weigh In Wednesdays

I have a complicated relationship with the scale.  The majority of the time it does not say the number I want it to say.  In fact, almost never.  I know that I have been spot on in my nutrition and my training and I get on and it's up 3 pounds.  And it takes every ounce of self control not to throw the damn thing. Or cry.  Or both. 

I am supposed to only weigh in once a week.  I am supposed to remember that it is only one way to measure progress and not the most reliable by a long shot.  I struggle with both of these rules.  I have weighed myself every day for as long as I can remember.  There have been periods of time where I have weighed myself 2 times a day and other times where I got on several times a day, completely confused as to why I had gone up or down a pound.  And while I tell myself that it is not the most reliable measure of my progress, I don't think I have every truly believed that in my heart. 

Because numbers don't lie right? And sure, I could go by the fit of my clothing, but the fit of your clothing doesn't change until you're up 10 pounds.  And I do not drop 10 pounds easily.  I never have.  And because I don't have a body fat measuring machine thing at my disposal I don't have any other tool to let me know if I'm still moving in the right direction.  So I don't want to toss it.  But I realize I can't let it control me anymore. 

The woman's blog I am following weighs in every Wednesday.  And I know that my trainer (and everyone else under the sun) has told me to only weigh in once a week. But there it sits, taunting me.  I have tried to "hide" it, but I am not an "out of sight out of mind" type of gal (as I have begged my mother to understand after she sends 10 boxes of Girl Scout cookies suggesting I just hide them so I don't eat them all in one sitting.) So this is something I have to put some will power into.  Since I check the blog every morning I am hoping that it is a reminder that she has also not gotten on that scale. 

1 comment:

  1. I disagree with "Everyone under the sun." I weigh myself daily. Every morning, after I pee, before my shower, naked. Because that way, if I went up even half a pound from yesterday, I know to be more careful today. And if I am down from yesterday, I am in an instant good mood. I don't think you're doing anything wrong, except obsessing. Weigh daily, just one time at the right time, and consistently at that time. You'll go up and down through the day, and that's because you're eating (duh), so just once in the morning, set a daily goal based on that, and run with it.