Should I stop weighing myself? Scales are driving me nuts!
I usually weigh myself every few days or so, it's an addictive habit that I hate because if I'm up a pound or stayed the same it bothers me for the rest of the day or until it goes down again.. Like yesterday I weighed in at 150lbs, then before bed I was 147.5, then this morning 148.75, and I'm scared it could be the same or up tomorrow even.. It makes you feel like you need to eat less or exercise more that day. And also makes me paranoid I won't lose weight. So I'm thinking of stopping the weigh ins until christmas , maybe that would take a weight off my head..
The Best Answer
Yes, if it is driving you nuts and it determines your mood for the day, stop weighing yourself. The body is up to 60% water and the fluctations you see may have nothing at all to do with fat loss or muscle gain. Focus on your BEHAVIORS -- i e, are you sticking to your eating and exercise plans? If so, give yourself kudos for ALL OF THAT and forget the $#%#@! scale until you break that emotional habit.
Why be sad and driven batty by the good stuff you are doing for your health and your body??! Take care --
Ha ha, that would definitely take the weight off...
Seriously though, it will! Doing Occam's at the moment and have absolutely committes 100% to weighting myself only once a week. Otherwise I would drive myself mad thinking that I'm not gaining.
Also remember that it's important to track changes over a period of time. If you are up half a pound one day, you are certainly not going to change that (in the medium/long term) by doing more exercise or eating less that day!
Put the scales away until the morning of cheat day, even if that's 14 days away
The scale is the bane of my existence and the root of my unhealthiest habits. I go to the gym every day and weight myself before and after exercise. Sometimes even a third time between weight training and aerobic training. I've had to hide in a bathroom stall to cry in secret after getting off the scale. On more than one occasion. I've gotten some sideways looks for a "Seriously, scale???" uttered in total disbelief. I'll look at myself in the mirror, think I'm looking good, get on the scale, see weight gain, look back in the mirror and see fat. I. HATE. THE. SCALE.
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