To Weigh or Not to Weigh, that is the question?
Friday, September 27, 2019
I used to weigh myself on a weekly basis, my weigh in day was Wednesday. You know weigh in Wednesday. It has a nice ring to it doesn't it? It's not to close to the weekend. But, there's that pressure every week to lose more. But sometimes a person's body needs to do other things, like rest or heal us. So, sometimes weight loss doesn't happen.
So, I thought, what if I tried weighing in every 2 weeks. Well, then my weight goes up. I need to be accountable. And yes, you can measure yourself, and I have. Usually, when I have hit a plateau, my body is physically shrinking.
This time I weigh my body every day. It makes it hard for me to see how much I have lost each week. Now, I know I can figure this out. But, I am trying to build a new healthy life. I find that weighing myself everyday that I am accountable. But, more importantly when I see the scale go up. It's no big deal. It's likely it's going down tomorrow anyway. It also means I take action sooner and increase different macro nutrients based on how I am feeling.
That is the other thing I am doing differently. I am writing what I eat in a notebook. Yes, the typical what and how much food. But, also how the food makes me feel. I'm trying to be more thoughtful about how I eat.
I discovered that processed carbs make me antsy in the evening, which make it difficult to sleep at night. Which make me want a very large cup of coffee in the morning. This leads to an energy crash at about 2 in the afternoon. This leads to a visit to a coffee shop, and high calorie drinks. This leads to weight gain. Repeat this mad cycle, frequently expecting different results, like eight hours of sleep. This is what I call silly.
I'm trying to approach what I am doing and eating in a thoughtful manner, with the end goal of creating a better life. I hope weight loss will be part of it. But if I create a better life for myself, I'll still be better off even if the weight loss isn't what I think it should be.