Friday, May 29, 2009

To Weigh or Not to Weigh

I am a daily weigher. It’s the first thing I do in the morning and usually the last thing I do at night. I don’t always like what I see on the scale, but I do try to keep myself from overreacting to what number I am shown each day. I know that possible overreaction is the reason why many people disagree with this habit, but for me it works.

When I weighed in the 150’s I weighed myself everyday and then one day I hit the 160's and I decided I didn’t want to see what the number on the scale said, so I stopped weighing and 6 months later when I braved the scales I was almost 200 lbs, which kept me from the scale for quite sometime and well. Lather, rinse, repeat until I found myself weighing in at over 250 lbs! I wonder if I’d kept up the habit of weighing everyday, if I’d have let myself get so heavy. I can’t change the past, but I can do something about today and about tomorrow. So, I weigh daily to keep myself in check and I always know if I’m on the right track or if I need to do something different to get the scale moving in the downward direction.

With all that being said, I saw a number on the scale today that I am liking very much. I might actually get a loss this week. Woo-Hoo!

What kind of weigher are you and why?


Tami said...

I do the same as you- I weigh in the morning daily- and occasionally in the evening too. Mainly I do it because it allows me to see that I need to adjust and to see the results of my eating/lack of exercise which then gives me the motivation to try to do something about it.

Nicole said...

I am a daily weigher when I am trying to lose weight. Otherwise I stay away:) I am a scale junky. I feel the same as you, it keeps me in check because I know the "official" weigh in date is coming. I occasionally weigh in the evening even though I know I shouldn't. I do it to see if I will see a loss in the morning. If I am still close to my morning weight than I usually know I will see something the next day. *lol* I'm a geek *lol*

Carlos said...

mid week peeking sucked for me. now im a once a week no cheating kinda guy

Krissy said...

Tami, it's nice to know I am not alone!

Nicole, that's why I get on the scale at night. I really like it when that weight is close to the morning weight becasue the next day is going to be awesome!

Carlos, I wish I could go through the week not peeking, but I can not. *sigh*

Katie J said...

I used to do it daily but got obsessive about it and even did it in the middle of the night! Now I do it on Friday morning - well okay sometimes Thursday night.