I’m staying with a friend this week (since Friday) so I have been a little slow on the blogging front. I’ve also not been able to weigh myself because she doesn’t have a scale in her apartment (that I know of). I am tempted to ask because I want to continue to weigh myself daily. I got out of the habit and I KNOW that my weight went up, up, up because of it. I’m not sure exactly what my weight is right now because a week after not weighing in at home and a few days here with no scale, I’m completely unaware of my weight.
Some people would say this is a good thing. They would say that this is healthy and that I should only weigh in once a week and use my clothes as an indicator of my weight. I don’t agree with this idea because personally it doesn’t work for me. I can gain 20 pounds before my clothes get tighter at the current size I am. Gaining 20 pounds before noticing a problem is not a good measurement system. Thats why I weigh myself instead of using my clothes as an indicator of weight loss or gain.
For some people weighing daily is addictive and depressing. Its not for me. I don’t feel like I have to do it (even though I want to because it works for me) and I don’t base my self worth off of the number on the scale. Its not the most important part of my day. I don’t have a good day or a bad day based on whatever number that shows up.
But it is an important tool for me. I want to know my weight because even if it fluctuates – which it does, but not wildly… I have weighed myself daily long enough to know what is normal and what is not – because it keeps me aware of my situation. It might not always be a good number (like right now) but it lets me know when my actions are working and when they are not (like right now …. I assume). So, long live the scale! It might not work for you, but it works for me.
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