You know I've been thinking about something I said in my last post. I had been weighing myself all week, last week, and counting down how much I'd lost each morning and then by weigh in day I'd lost 1.2 pounds from my previous weigh in weight (the previous Saturday). Then when I weighed in (at WW), I'd only lost 4/10ths of a pound.
I wonder if I'm trying to tell myself something? In my quest for tracking my weight, I wonder if that isn't adding to my frustration?
I used to not be able to weigh myself every day because it would really add stress to my life. But since WW, I've actually looked forward to weighing myself each morning. Because the scale always showed a loss, it was exciting to get up in the morning and weigh myself to watch the numbers go down.
But now, after 18 months of this, I wonder if it isn't time to go back to the way I used to do it and not weigh myself except at weigh in.
It might relieve some of the stress of my obsessing over my weight.
My mom has decided to put the scales away for a while. We seem to be going through the same highs and lows lately and she's having a hard time with all of this too. But I wonder... if she can do, can I?
I don't know if I can. I can't imagine not weighing myself each morning. How will I be able to tell if what I'm doing is working?? I'd have to wait an entire week to see if what I'm eating or how I'm exercising is actually working. Could I actually do that??
What's the alternative? Frustration. Obsession. Compulsion.
Do you weigh in every morning?