Day 82: Why I Weigh Everyday
Friday, March 23, 2012
There are so many different articles that say to NEVER weigh everyday, that you should weigh weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, etc. I choose to weigh everyday as part of my morning routine. I wake up, I pee (Sorry, TMI), I weigh. I have found out the hard way that if I don't, I go into denial mode and start slowly but surely stepping back into bad habits. By weighing everyday I wake up with the purpose of starting the day with an intention of paying attention. Paying attention to my health, to what I eat, to exercise, etc. That is what I've found that I NEED. I need to PAY ATTENTION. If I don't weigh, if I don't have that part of my daily routine, then I'm not paying attention and I find it easier to then maybe grab the wrong thing for breakfast, and then since I've already messed up there it wouldn't hurt to go ahead and eat this or that for lunch, maybe wait until tomorrow to do that workout, etc. etc. It could be the start of a downward spiral for me.
Everybody is completely different. To some the scale is a source of depression and negative feelings. To me it is a tool I use to keep me in check and on track. To remind me everyday of my goals. "This is where I am at now. This is where I want to be. What do I need to do today to get there.?" And having those weekly goals really helps too. So then you step on the scale and you see, OK I only have .5 to 2 pounds (which ever is your goal that week) to lose and I have 7 days to do it, What can I do today to help me get there. It starts my day off with intention instead of denial. For me, this is what I need. I am the Queen of Denial! But now, as far as my weight goes, not anymore.
"When you consciously create and live with intention in your mind and in your heart it sets things in motion." -Heather Madder
Keep Moving Forward!
Let your light Shine!