Wednesday, August 11, 2010

To weigh or not to weigh?

So I've been weighing myself daily, sometimes multiple times a day in different scales. Am I obsessively geeky about scale accuracy, or just obsessed? To be honest, it's great when all the numbers are pointing down, but when they go up from one day to another (by 1 pound!) it can be kind of discouraging.

So I'm trying to decide whether it would be best to just get weighed once a week at Weight Watchers, or whether I should continue to track my weight daily at home and at the gym.

The positive aspect of tracking daily are that I won't let myself stray too far from the path since I'll know where I'm at all the time. The negative is that if my weight goes up in a particular day when I know I've tried hard, it causes unnecessary anxiety.

If I continue to practice good healthy habits and stay within my points, eventually I'll make progress, so there's no reason why I should be freaking out about going up 1lb from one day to another, but my obsessive nature makes me go there... Chill out Fernanda!

I think for now I will continue to track daily, and hopefully soon I'll feel more secure in my weight loss program that I won't need to anymore.

1 comment:

  1. For what it's doc told me that if I weight myself every day, make sure it is the same time every day, and totally in the buff, because our weight fluctuates by a pound or two or more throughout the day, and based on what we are wearing.

    He told me this after I was flipping out about it. LOL