OMG! I get on the scale every freaking day. How horrible! Judge me now.
I understand that this doesn't work for everyone. If we were all the same what a boring world this would be.
I get the unhealthy aspects of this. But gosh darn it to heck. . . I'm tired of the harping about *not* getting on the scale every day. You gotta do what works for you. I'm on the scale every single flipping morning. It's what I do. Do I freak out if I gain weight? No. Do I happy dance if I lose? Yes! I can eat Chinese food and gain 3 lbs the next day. I know this. I'm aware of it. I move on. My time of the month can cause a 2 lb gain the first day of that week. I know this. I hate it. Lol!
I found this article this morning. Holy cow! Stop the presses! This actually says it's A-OKAY to get on the scale every day. Take that you once-a-week-scale-judging peeps!
"Stepping on the scales should be like brushing your teeth," says David Levitsky, a professor of nutrition and psychology at
Hallelujah!!!!! That's me - first thing after I pee. On the scale I go.
The article also says: "It was possible that cause and effect went the other way — that good numbers kept people coming back to their scales while disappointing numbers kept them away."
Now keep in mind that the scale doesn't define you.
And if you let it define you then maybe you do need to break up. Maybe you should seek therapy.
But I think there is a healthy way to get on the scale every day. People say "measure - go by how your clothes fit". I'm here to tell you that I'm 5'10". I'm lucky that I carry my weight pretty well. I've weighed 250 lbs and people were stunned when they heard that. I thought I looked like 300 lbs. But whatever. They didn't see it. So I can gain 20 lbs and guess what? My jeans still fit!!! So I like to stop that crap in it's tracks - before my friendly scale says I gained 20 lbs.
So my scale is my friend. We have a morning meeting every morning. It's ok. I go on with my day. You gotta find what works for you. If you have a once a week relationship then that's great. I won't judge your relationship, please don't judge mine.