I was doing very good with watching what I eat this week and tracking everything as well. I was conscious of the calories I was consuming and my workouts were going OK too. Earlier this week I felt as though I wasn't eating enough since I wasn't feeling great so I added a few calories here and there, still keeping under control and under my calorie goal.
The scale was becoming my friend. This was a feeling that I hadn't had in a while. I was looking forward to stepping on the scale every morning.
It had all the makings of a good week on the body composition front. There were numbers that I haven't seen in over a decade. I ate OK yesterday and stepped on the scale this morning expecting all sorts of records to be set and thresholds to be busted. I started crafting the acceptance speech from the accolades that I would have awarded myself in my head.
Two pounds up from just yesterday! The profanities going around my brain were endless. Now that I've calmed down I wonder how I could get so annoyed at an inanimate object and I think I figured it out: there must be a poltergeist involved. I'm tempted to call Tanita to see if they offer an exorcism service since I think that my scale is out of the warranty period.
That has to be it.
This is why you should only weigh yourself once a week. You're weight will fluctuate during the week, both up and down, and even if you have been eating right, some things take longer to get through your system.
Oh, I so feel your pain!! I used to weigh myself every day too. Finally, I pretty much said screw the scale and stopped. Actually, I really wanted to run the friggin scale over with my car:) I then just went with how my clothes fit:) A few weeks ago I started a core training session and my trainer made me get on my scale...I had no idea what I weighed but I had lost some weight!! Good luck to you:) Cheer up and have a great weekend!!
I totally feel your pain! I'm trying to get out of the habit of weighing myself everyday~ with no luck so far! If I'm up...I HAVE to check the next day to see if things are better. If I was down..I HAVE to check to see if I've lost even more. It's a insane cycle that never ends! I've changed so many things~ one of the main being my daily stopS to McDonalds, I'm exercising, cut down on sugar and carbs and the scale is still my worst enemy!
Just an update. The poltergeist left and scale returned to what it should this morning. I sure hope the poltergeist isn't a football fan this weekend.
your scale and my scale have something in common. they like to mess with our heads!
I feel ya! One week in Jan Igained 7 pounds, and the next week I lost 9. And I couldn't blame it on anything..sodium, hormones etc. Keep plugging along.
Yep, mine does the same, I've resigned to not weighing myself *every* day, but I understand your frustration....
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