My weigh in day at Weight Watchers is on Thursday (we weigh in once a week). Last week, I weighed in and was up .4 of a pound. I was pretty devastated because I was totally following the program. There is nothing more frustrating than not having any rationale for a gain. I mean, there wasn't even pizza or cake involved and I gained.
This isn't how weighing in looks at your meeting?
As Thursday approached, I had no idea what to expect. I had followed the program, with a tiny mishap over the weekend. I had a little issue with pancakes and chocolate chips. And before that, I had gone out of town and totally enjoyed a dinner out with my friends AND dessert at one of my favorite restaurants. I was very worried that I would see a gain again.
My mental stability was at stake. I really was beginning to doubt my abilities to be successful at weight loss.
Thursday arrived and I was a wreck. So nervous and anxious. I hop on the scale totally not prepared for what I would be told. I needed success. I needed something to build on, to keep going.
And from Eve, came a "hrrrrumpph". And I thought OH DEAR GOD I GAINED.
And then Eve showed me the result.
Wait for it.
Wait for it.
Ok. DOWN 4.4lbs.
And just like that, my outlook changed. I can do this. I can trust and not weigh every day. I can measure my progress by how well I follow the program. It is working. And the best thing, I can actually eat food - real food - and be happy and satisfied and still lose weight.
To be clear, I am no advocate of caring what the scale says. The scale can make you crazy (case in point, this entire post) and make you believe things that aren't true. Like, I'm not good enough or I should be punished. It is difficult, however, when your goal is weight loss. You do need to care a little. Emphasis on "a little" people.
If all you care about is what that stupid piece of equipment says, then you will almost always be disappointed. Especially if you are a girl (freaking "normal" fluctuations for girly stuff!!!). So how do you get to the point of not caring? You thought I would have the answers, didn't you? Well I don't. I don't know how you get past caring what the stupid piece of equipment says.
Do you care what the scale says? Maybe dear readers, all 3 of you, you can share your scale dramas or lack thereof?
Here is a little treat - don't lie to yourself - you know you've done a pre and post weigh in.