Do you step on the scale every morning with the hope of results that never seem to come fast enough? Do you get frustrated? I bet it ruined your day when you gained weight even when you did almost everything right. You probably know it’s wrong to let this affect your mood so much, but you can’t help it. You worked so hard and still went in the wrong direction. It’s probably just water weight, but it still hurts. I’ve been there.
This can be so discouraging! But there is a simple solution to this problem that you have probably already thought of while you were reading this – you need to step off the scale! Now this doesn’t mean you never weigh in again. You should still weigh in every week or two to make sure you are on the right track and see if adjustments need to be made to your plan. Mark your calendar and hide your scale away until the next scheduled weigh in to keep the temptation away! Usually a week or two is enough time to see a difference in the scale and motivate you to keep going. The day to day just varies too much and you will be on an emotional roller coaster.
If you are truly in this for the long haul then you should focus on what’s on your plate and expect a downward weight trend over weeks and months instead of checking on the day to day.
How many of you will need to hide your scale?