To Weigh or not to Weigh - that is the question

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

The debate over weighing once a week or once a day is never ending. Each of us are individuals and must do what we think is best for ourselves.

I weigh daily - always have. UNTIL - I retired. Then I retired the scale too! DUH! What was I thinking! I had time to eat more and was doing less physical labor! When the scale hit the 160 mark, I panicked. Thankfully, I found SP and got on the Healthy Lifestyle Track.

My major motivation for joining SP was not my being overweight - it was concern for DH's health as he had a heart attack five years ago. I thought I could always go back on strict low carb and dump those extra 20 or so pounds but was concerned for him.

Since joining SP, I have discovered first how to lose weight and then to maintain it while eating balanced healthy meals. The funny thing is, I lost weight, albeit slowly, while DH has actually put on a few pounds. He needed a few more pounds so that is a good thing. We both are feeling much more energetic than we did just before we retired or that first year of retirement. Now DH says he doesn't know how we ever found time to work, we are so busy.

We are taking off this weekend - and my scale is going with me! I'm in the habit of weighing daily - I'm going to maintain that habit. I was so happy when I read the SP article that said to weigh daily on Maintenance and watch those pounds within a five pound range. I am catchting them when it is 1-2 pounds and not letting them get away from me again!
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