Oh, the dreaded SCALE. How I hate thee.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
First, an admission: I'm an every day scale girl. I weigh every single morning. I know there are a lot of schools of thought on this and many people say you shouldn't do that and should only weigh once a week or less. But I've tried that and found that my accountability slipped when I wasn't weighing every day. It's motivating to me. I remember that scale when I get the munchies in the evening. When I tried in the past to only weigh once a week, I found I was not so good until the few days before the weigh in. When I tried to weigh once a month, I found I was gaining weight. I need the accountability of the number every day. Weighing every day isn't for everyone, but it works for me.
Now, I've been pretty much perfect these last few weeks with diet and exercise. Bootcamps in the morning, long walks in the evenings, eating very clean, getting sleep, drinking my water, etc. Then we went out for sushi on Sunday night as a Father's Day treat. The kids planned it for my husband (and PAID - wow!). I chose plain salmon and tuna rolls with brown rice and only a smidge of lower sodium soy, even though I desperately wanted the Vegas Roll or the Rock n Roll or any of the other cream-cheese-filled-delights the rest of my family was having. I stayed in my calorie range for the day overall. But despite my efforts to be good, Monday morning I was up two pounds. In fact, it took me until this morning to get back to the same weight I was on Sunday morning. Despite 354 fitness minutes so far this week and perfect clean eating. So frustrating, because I feel like right now I should be continuing to lose, and instead I'm fighting to just get back to square one.
Sorry, I feel silly posting all this, but I just needed to vent. I'm going to just keep plugging along with my clean eating and workouts and I know things will even back out. The scale is a dirty, mean, sodium and water-retention loving liar and I know my workouts and clean eating are making great changes to my body, even if my scale isn't showing it this week.
I guess this fluctuation is why they say to only weigh once a week. I recognize this :) But I'm stubborn as a mule.