For a period in my life I avoided the scale like it was my job. Weigh myself? No way! Where is the fun in knowing how big I am? Yet, as of late, I find myself weighing in on a daily basis. I’ve even graphed it!* (Nerd alert.)
Now I’ve heard the pros and cons of weighing yourself daily. Most of the advice I’ve gotten in the past tells me to weigh in weekly so I don’t get upset about fluctuation. But I find that, at a weekly weigh-in, I don’t hold myself as accountable for my mediocre eating and exercising of the previous week. On a day to day basis I can look at the scale and see how I’ve been treating myself. Yes, my weight was up two pounds the other day, but I was able to calm my (somewhat irrational) nerves. I reminded myself that I had lifted weights vigorously the day before and my body was compensating. It probably didn’t hurt that I used a more positive thinking strategy. And of course it was back down the next day, so any negative thoughts could have thrown me off my trending.
So here is my issue. I get to look at my scale on a daily basis, which is fantastic, as long as I keep myself honest to my body and self. I’m looking for others to help keep me accountable, to ask me how I’m doing every once in a while. I may not throw a number in your direction, but every nudge is a kind reminder that this is a journey I wanted to embark on.
I wanna know: How frequently do you weigh yourself and why? Where do your theories come from and how do you keep yourself accountable?
*There is a chance this graph will be made viewable in the coming weeks, when I figure out to embed and update it…
pathetic funny note, my P90X DVD refused to function properly at 5am this morning and I was devastated. Cleaned it off at work and I’m hoping I can fit it in this afternoon (which just might make my day).
Update: My DVD still didn’t work. Thank goodness there was a Russian website that allowed me to stream it…