I think I made a mistake making my weigh in day a Friday.
At the outset I wasn’t going to weigh myself at all but I caved in to the old need to know and I started my new lifestyle the second it struck me that I could do it. I’ve been around long enough to recognise when I’m in the zone (I hate that expression but it says what I want it to) so I didn’t hang around, I didn’t think “I’ll leave it until Monday” I just started. Wiped out all of the rubbish and filled cupboards and fridge with good stuff.
It just happened to be a Friday.
I started to weigh myself the following Friday.
Now, what I’m thinking, knowing myself and all that, is that I’m going to slip into danger zone if I continue to weigh on a Friday.
Another blogger’s post about being in a cycle made me think about this and she had a good point. Weigh Friday, find you’ve lost weight, lose focus over the weekend and regain weight, start trying to lose weight again on Monday (it went something like that and I’m grateful for her posting it because I wouldn’t have thought about it otherwise).
This is EXACTLY what I will do if I carry on weighing on a Friday. I’ll lose weight, think “I’ve done well I can have a couple of treats over the weekend” then I’ll put what I lost back and so on… upshot of this is, I’ll never get anywhere.
The yo-yo will definitely NOT be broken.
So I’m thinking of changing my weigh day to a Monday, that way I will not be tempted to stray over the weekend (biggest danger time for me) as I’ll know I have weigh in coming up.
I’m sounding very negative and out of control here and that’s largely because I am. I am obese and that didn’t happen by accident. I know what works for me and what doesn’t. I’ve lost probably… I don’t know around 30/40 stones in my lifetime, I know how to lose weight and I know the best methods for me and I know that I need to be run on a very, very tight leash or else I’m off! Scampering so far off the path that to anyone on it I’m just a spec in the far distance. If I have a hope in hell of keeping it off and making this my lifestyle I have to struggle through these early days and get my routines right.
I know I will have difficult times and temptations and I’m trying to manage this optimally so that I can avoid as many of those as possible and strengthen myself to get through as many as possible. I’m not going to find this lifestyle easy, I know I’m not but I’m trying to make it as easy as possible to become habit forming long term for sustainability.
What I don’t know is if I should weigh tomorrow and again Monday OR if I should just weigh Monday and make that my weekly day from there on. The upside of that is that I may have another chunk of Tracey to shed by Monday which would be a HUGE boost. Also if I weigh tomorrow and lose the weekend may be tempting me knowing I have 9 days to re-shed. Believe me I hope I can survive a weekend without going off the tracks at this point but I never know what’s around the corner so better to be safe than sorry.
You are in the mind of the obese lady now, this is what occupies my brain cells at the moment, it’s all about getting it right, thinking things through and avoiding those danger spots and I think a Friday weigh in is a HUGE danger spot for me.
Hmmm, my daughter and the friend who is being supportive have both said go for the Monday weigh in. I don’t think I need a weigh in tomorrow, I’m not that bothered, I’m feeling good and the week has passed so quickly, I’ve not been willing myself towards tomorrow so I’m not going to be disappointed if I don’t weigh.
I can’t weigh more than once a week as I will become obsessive, weigh every day and the second it stays the same or rises I will be off eating chocolate, so weekly weighing is my only option at the moment, I really want to reduce it to once a fortnight and then once a month and hopefully rid myself of the need to do it at all eventually but for now it’s a necessity.