Ok, I know it's obsessive, but it's working!
Friday, February 10, 2012
So, here's what I've been doing. I really have to be held accountable for my daily weight. If I am not obsessive about weighing, I start to make bad choices, thinking that I'm doing just fine. I also have to be dilligent about tracking everything I eat, everyday. What really seems to work for me, is when I can post my daily weight and daily calories together. Then it is staring me right in the face. When I have a high calorie day, my weight is up the next day. If I have another high calorie day, it keeps going up. If my calories are controlled every single day, my weight goes down, every single day. It also seems to matter when I consume the calories. I have to eat dinner early, then STOP eating. No more snacking! I have even taken to (and here's where the really obsessive part comes in) weighing 3 times a day, morning, afternoon and bedtime. I find this helps me, because I see the results of good and bad choices I have made throughout the day. To see my afternoon weight motivates me to make good choices that evening before I go to bed. If my weight is up in the afternoon, I am motivated to eat well for dinner with no extra snacking. If my weight is down in the afternoon, I am also motivated to eat well, as I want to see that low weight even lower the next morning.
Here's the problem; I have had trouble finding a team that has posting threads for this kind of regular (ok, obsesseve) monitoring of tracking and weighing. So, I decided to start my own team. It's called: Daily Track and Weigh. Population: 1 (me!) If you want to really hold yourself accountable for daily tracking and weighing by making your numbers public, come join me!! It is really helping me identify trends in my daily weight fluctuations and I've lost 2 pounds in the first week of posting!