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…
Alright people, I’m enlisting your help! As I’ve
casually boasted mentioned previously (probably more than once), I recently completed my first marathon. Now I’ve got the awful, infectious marathon bug. I determined that October is an acceptable time to run my second marathon, but how does a girl choose? Here is what I’ve come up with, now someone give me advice. Thanks.
October 9th – The Portland Marathon
Advantages: I’ve never been to Oregon and I’ve heard amazing things.
Disadvantages: It is quite far, I would have to take a day off from classes to drive there or purchase a plane ticket which adds to the race fees (on top of a hotel).
Also October 9th – The Long Beach Marathon
Advantages: I can drive to the location, stay with my cousins, and the course is lovely and flat!
Disadvantages: I may not actually own a car, this is still being debated. I’m also awful at solo car trips so I’d have to drag one of my new found friends to join me.
November 6th – The Two Cities Marathon
Advantages: A wonderfully flat course and only three hours from where I’ll be living. Did I mention the swag? Not just a tech shirt, but a sweatshirt as well. I’m a sucker for great swag…
Disadvantages: If I run this race I can’t do anything large in October or November…
December 4th – The California International Marathon
Advantages: Downhill course and less than three hours from my new home.
Disadvantages: I haven’t come up with any yet, maybe that I can’t do any races in November if I attempt this?
Prices for the Two Cities and CIM are relatively the same, so that does not help in the decision-making process. Hmm, any seasoned vets have some words of advice for a newb? I’d love to hear any tidbit you might have!