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To Weigh or Not to Weigh that is the Question

Monday, May 28, 2018

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One of the biggest debate in weight loss, is to weigh or not to weigh. How often, every day, 3x week, once a week or not at all. There is no right or wrong answer. “After all, weight is only a measure of our outer shell. The scale can’t measure our worth. No matter what you weigh, God sees you as valuable, lovely, significant and worthy” Lysa TerKeurst. For me, weighing every day is a tool. For the last 2-3 months, I have weighed sporadically. For me that is a disaster—I need that accountability. Not weighing, has showed up in a slower weight loss and now some gain. Why did I stop weighing? I felt bad, was having some health problems, getting frustrated because I didn’t feel good. My coumadin levels were going up and down, no energy, there were many excuses but none valid. I just didn’t get on the scale. 2 little steps-step up and step down. It is my compass, it is a tool to measure my progress, to keep me on track. I don’t get depressed by what the scale shows. I fully realize it is a tool, it is a GPS to show me the way and to help me get back on the right road when I “miss” the turn. As with all things, what works for one person, may not work for another. If you can see the scale as a tool, as a guide on your journey to getting fit and healthy, use it, weighing more than once a week can help you stay on track. However, others dread the scale, get depressed if they see a ½ pound gain. If not seeing a loss can send you into a tailspin and a bowl of ice cream, then don’t weigh until the weekly weigh in. For me, my morning weigh in helps me stay on track and make better choices during the day. Be blessed on this journey to better health and fitness. Meri
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  • LOVEKOLE17
    Nicely stated. I need the accountability too. If I dont weigh in at least twice a week I think, oh it wont matter if I cheat a little here or there and then before I know it I am in a tailspin. So for me the scale is my friend, even if some days I dont think it's such a great friend. lol
    775 days ago
  • 3VEGGIES
    Good blog. I prefer to weigh daily. I’ve learned certain foods will make me gain pounds. These are the foods my dietician says to get out of my diet. Bloat is a negative digestive symptom to be avoided. emoticon
    802 days ago
  • HANDPRINT1972
    I have a hard time staying off the scale, but my weight fluctuates so much day to day that I don't get excited when my weight is up. I look for trends and eventually the lower weight becomes the baseline and things trend on down. I guess this will level out as I lose weight. It does motivate me to stay on track. emoticon
    802 days ago
  • CHAR46SUE
    I switched to weighing every day, I felt by weighing in weekly gave me five days to eat freely then a day to make the scale happy. Silly way to be healthy! Then I read "Friends with the scale" by Linda Spangle and joined the 100 days team here on spark. My emotional eating habits are becoming more clear. I am friends with my scale.
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    802 days ago
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