What's your weighing method?
Sunday, May 13, 2012
I hate my scale. I really do. But I feel like I NEED it so much. I weigh daily, but I only record my weight on Friday mornings. This week I felt like I did so well with tracking and exercising and no weight was lost. Maintained. Great, right? Well, why do I feel so disappointed? It's stupid. I know it's not a big deal but it bothers me so much. Since I didn't lose weight and I worked so hard, might as well eat whatever I want since this stupid weight is not coming off. This is what goes through my head. So yesterday I had doughnuts, beer, a cheeseburger, fries, and a blueberry biscuit for breakfast. I have no clue how many calories I inhaled because I'm too embarrassed to track it. It's a neverevending pattern with me.
I know what people will say. They'll say "Stop weighing so much!" "The scale isn't the only way to measure your success!' Yada yada yada. I know all these things. But when I don't weigh daily I feel less focused on my goals and therefore, I don't eat as well, or track carefully.
I feel like my problem is that my weigh-in day is Friday, so on Friday evening I feel like the week of hard work is over and I get to splurge on Friday night, and Saturday. This is bad because I work a normal workweek (Mon - Fri) so weekends I tend to go out to eat and do things out of the ordinary. So if my weight has been tracked on Friday, I go nuts over the weekend and end up gaining a couple of pounds, and then having to lose that weight over the course of the next week. Explains the maintaining or gaining on weigh-in day.
My new plan for the upcoming week:
1) Weigh in day will be changed to Tuesday. First weigh-in will be Tuesday, May 22nd.
2) More water! I'm drinking my eight glasses, but it could be more. My goal will be to drink 16 8 oz glasses.
3) Running. Adding running to the mix. I will be doing my weights class, abs class when possible, and I will add in running three times per week.
4) Keeping up with weights classes and doing abs classes whenever possible.
Also, I'd like to hear your weighing method. Once weekly, once monthly, I'd just like to know.