Verdict – The Weighing Challenge

I’ve had a couple of messages asking whether I was able to resist weighing after this blog entry admitting to my addiction to the bathroom scale.

Are you kidding me?

Of course…

I did…

Not…

Succeed in resisting the urge to weigh…

In fact…

I did…

Not…

Even…

Last the day…

That night…

I thought…

Sod it…

And I jumped on the scale…

End of story.

Bite me.

Bite me

On a serious note, there are worse addictions on earth and if jumping on and off the scale rocks my world, is it really that bad?

I had a good chat with my Cambridge consultant about it and we decided that as long as I did not allow whatever the scale says to derail me, she was OK with me weighing every morning and some nights and would support me 100%. Aww.

In my quest to prove that weighing daily is a good thing for me because the only type of surprises I like are presents when it isn’t a special occasion it helps me manage good and bad news on a daily basis without the shock of finding out my weight at the end of the week and becoming despondent, I sent her this article of a 2015 study (summarised here) that concluded that people who weigh daily have a better chance of losing weight and keeping it off. Let’s of course ignore the fact that if the pool for the research are people that weigh daily, it is perhaps biased towards people who care about their weight anyway.

The flip side of weighing daily is of course having seen a gain of a massive 0.6 kg on the scale yesterday. I can’t exactly talk about it or whine about it without getting an earful for weighing daily given that it isn’t official weighing day. Yes, it could be water retention, hormones and all those other things. Blah blah blah.

And no, there has been absolutely zero cheating, I am still 100% following the diet. And yes, I will continue to be a 100%er.

The bottom-line is that if I insist on weighing daily, I must be woman enough to deal with the consequences.

My entirely unsolicited advice? Do whatever you’ve got to do to keep you going strong, motivated and on the plan 100%.

And the 0.6 kg gain? It’s gone. Plus more. Happy days.

Bathroom scales

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