A good friend of mine hit me on FB Messenger yesterday morning with a question:
"Thoughts on weighing in daily?"
My first thought was, "Were you in my bathroom this morning when I stepped on the scale and wonder why I do this shit to myself every day?"
In her message she added she's been tracking her food and working with a trainer. She's doing all the right things. She was weighing in weekly, but her trainer has asked her to try daily for a while.
So, she stepped on the scale and despite doing all the right things, the scale showed a gain of more than a pound.
I had my own 1.4 pound gain overnight. So, that's why the timing amused me.
This is what weighing in daily looks like for me.
I shared this photo with my friend and said "I'm a swinger when it comes to my daily weight."
We talked about the Pros and Cons of weighing yourself daily, including:
My friend responded, "So...I should try to look at the big picture in the terms of positive changes I'm making and not let the up and down on the scale defeat me?"
Sounds simple and makes sense, I told her. Yet, I'm still trying to figure that out.
I had my semi-annual doctor's appointment this morning and got a bit of a reality check about my own relationship with the scale.
My doc wants me to stop weighing in for a while because I expressed my unhappiness with my progress. She strongly disagrees with me and feels it's time for me to take a break from the scale.
I'm not sure where I stand with that. I have some thinking to do.
I'll post my decision in my next post. Stay tuned!
I'm Marie. I'm working toward a 200 lb. weight loss goal. I'm doing it with baby steps. Follow my journey here.