Have I become addicted to the scales?

Monday, July 05, 2010

I work for a doctor's office and have set a pattern for my morning. I clock in, check my desk for messages,etc, go to the kitchen and fill my water jug and my coffee cup, THEN to to the main, heavy duty, completely accurate scales and weigh. This is a 3 day weekend, and we are not working today. So far all I can think about today is, "I didn't weigh, I don't know what I can eat today, did what I ate Saturday do any harm?, etc etc etc"
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    It depends. Some say it gives you an accurate percentage at the end of a week others say that it takes a toll on you. The end decision is really up to you and how it makes you feel.
    3734 days ago
    You need to walk away if the number on the scale is determining what you are eating. Eat within your range and weigh once in a while. I had to do the same thing. You will feel better. emoticon
    PS your weight loss is great! You are motivating!
    3734 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/5/2010 9:53:44 PM
    Eat healthy and let the scale take care of itself.
    Sam emoticon
    3734 days ago
    Just eat a healthy diet and don't worry about. Eat in your calorie and carb range and drink lots of water.
    3734 days ago
    It keeps me on track too...When I lose I'm elated and when I'm up I'm determined. emoticon
    3734 days ago
    To answer your question, my unprofessional opinion is "yup". I do that too, especially when I know I'm losing at a good pace but it's really bad for your head. If you can, maybe you need to ween yourself off that. Try just weighing yourself every other day. Once you get used to that (don't rush it!) try every third day. After that, once a week will work. Hang on, you're doing great. Remember, the scale isn't everything, your health is!
    3734 days ago
    I would say that weighing yourself on a daily basis is a bad thing as it can demotivate you. Try doing it only once a month, and use other measuring devices to help keep you motivated.

    Get your measuring tape out and take your measurements and track those, track your water intake and energy levels.

    The scales are only a tool and shouldnt be used too much, fitness and a healthy lifestyle isnt just about the number the scales tell you ;)

    3734 days ago
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