Sunday, March 27, 2011

Making Some Changes

I am going to try easing up on scale watching and calorie counting and see how things go this week.  I am growing weary of the numbers on the scale and the calorie counting.  I have faithfully weighed myself nearly every morning for almost 2 years and I am starting to dread seeing what the numbers are. I am tired of the numbers dictating to me if I am going to have a good day or not.  If the scale is down = a good mood,  if the scale is up= bad mood.  It just isn’t fair to do that to myself everyday, especially when I am living a fairly healthy life and exercising.  I have eased up on my eating choices and have enjoyed some baking lately but nothing in excess.  I want to feel more normal.
How often do you weigh yourself?  Is once a week enough?

On a side note, I hope it isn't raining in the morning because I got new running shoes yesterday and I can't wait to break them in!


  1. It has been a long time since I had a need to watch the scale... I used to compete as an athlete in a weight class, but I have not had bona fide weight issues. I think that once a week is plenty. If you are feeling good about most of your food and exercise choices most of the time, you are doing a-okay! Do check out that stuff I sent you. If you do give it a shot, it will amaze you. My husband just finished and feels like a different person... in a good way :) Hope you had a good weekend and that you get to run in the morning :)

  2. Ohhhh, new running shoes, how exciting. I am still in the process of losing weight, and not at maintaining yet, so I don't know it this counts or not. But I weigh myself once or twice a day, usually once in the morning and once at night. It is interesting to me how much the weight fluctuates, I usually use my weigh at the clinic I go to once a week as my official weight because there scale is fancy. I can fluctuant 5-7 pounds in a day so I usual don't get too excited or disappointed about the numbers daily but when it is going up for two weeks in a row at my official weigh in then I start to freak out. I say try weighing in weekly for a month see where it leads. Just remember to keep track of all the numbers so you can see how your body reacts to stuff.

    I am excited about your new shoes, I love new running shoes, then again I love new running anything.

  3. This sounds like a very positive idea. I started doing this awhile ago because I'd realized how much weight can fluctuate even if I had the exact same thing three days in a row. I weigh myself maybe once a week these days.

  4. I think its a good idea also. I was starting to depend and obsess too much about my scale. I didnt like either that my number on the scale determined my mood! I made Greg hide it from me and he gets it out every Wed morning for me to weigh and then he hides it again. Can I just tell you how much of a relief its been! Its been about a month now and its been staying the same (which is good)! I no longer worry about having a good or bad eating day based on what the scale tells me! I figure if I'm eating the best I can for that day and do GOOD workouts, I should be fine (and I have been). I've been trying to gauge my weight by how my pants feel and its been wonderful!!! Good luck, you can do it!

  5. I weigh myself everyday just to know what's going on. I try not to beat myself up if I gained within a day. I am trying to only truly track once a week. Scales can be frustrating. I am not seeing the pounds go down much, but I know I am trading fat for muscle and that's good enough for me. (Still would like to see the numbers go down more though) It's hard to get to where you got and keep it off. You're doing good!