why i only weigh myself once a week

why I only weigh myself once a week

This morning the scales flashed 100.8kg at me, which means I had a loss of 800g this week, YAY!!!

It also means I’m nearly into double digits. *happy dance*

I just wanted to have a quick chat about why I only weigh myself once a week. In the past, I’ve become a little obsessive with the scales. I remember most days I’d check my weight daily, sometimes twice a day.

Each day that I stepped on the scales and they went up or didn’t move at all, I was so disheartened. Especially¬†when I escaped the urge to stuff pizza and cheesecake into my mouth the night before.

I think this was one of the reasons I fell off the weight-loss wagon so many times in the past. The scales messed with my head and my emotions.

I’ve been in this weight loss game for a long time, a very long time. During this time I’ve learnt so much about weight loss and one thing that stood out to me is our bodies natually flucturate in weight.

The fluctuations are based on food intake, water retention, muscle gain, the time of the month, glycogen storage, medication, waste output and so many other things that have nothing to do with the calories we consume.

So over time, I learnt that weighing myself daily just doesnt make sense and is no good for my mind frame. Now I only weigh myself once per week, on a Monday morning, and I have to admit, my scales and I finally have a pretty good relationship.

How often do you weigh yourself?

Just as a little re-cap, I’ve lost 4kgs (8.8ibs) in 4 weeks.

If you missed last weeks weight loss update, you can click here to read it.

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