Thursday, May 07, 2015
My endocrinologist instructed me to weigh myself at least once a week. Being slightly OCD, I weigh myself nearly every morning. I know it's not necessary to do this so frequently, but I can't seem to help myself.
The first couple of months on PSMF, my weight dropped pretty steadily - my scale gave me good news several times a week. Then the rate slowed down, and my scale responded less frequently - but still any change was a drop and very rarely a rise.
Once I hit my target and started re-feeding/maintenance, my weight started wobbling. I have a net slight loss for the last six weeks, but about a third of the mornings the scale shows an increase. My weight seems very responsive to my consumption - if I indulge and take in more than usual, two mornings later it will show on the scale. If I stick to my plan for a couple of days, my weight will drop back down to my target.
Since I avoided the scale for years, I don't know if my body always responded this closely to what I ate. But the daily reckoning has been illuminating, and compelling motivation most of the time to get back on track when I have treated myself a little too generously.