I've found that weighing myself before I drink anything first thing in the morning in the same "outfit" shows me where I'm trending.
If my weight goes up, I feel a little disappointed at first. I can see that I'm retaining water - maybe I had more salt than usual or was dehydrated.
I feel a bit of a rush when the scale shows a drop in weight. But then once I record it, it becomes like the higher weigh-ins. A data point.
Some may find daily weigh-ins too much. We each have to be mindful of our own responses. What works for me, might not work for others. I find that I feel overwhelmed the first week of daily weigh ins. Then I notice I'm less overwhelmed by it. It becomes a data point, like my pants feeling loose or my bra feeling tight.
My childhood best friend would get so angry weighing in that she broke every scale she ever purchased. She finally stopped buying them. Other measures worked better for her.
The scale doesn't tell me who I am. I'm more than my weight.
- 2/4/2015 2:18:01 PM