Saturday, 31 March 2012

Me and my scale.

Today was kind of a special day for me: I weighed myself for the first time in 5 weeks. For the last 5 years, (since I was 15, apparently the number 5 has some symbolic meaning in this story ;) I stepped on the scale almost daily or at least once a week.


A bit more than a month ago, I wanted to end my 'scale addiction'. So I decided to stay away from it 'till the end of March. It was easier than I thought, and at the same time it wasn't. In the back my mind I would always wonder what my weight was. And sometimes I was really afraid that I gained weight. But those issues were almost nothing compared to the freeing feeling that I had. On Saturdays my mood didn't depend on a number anymore. I didn't change what I ate on Fridays in order to see an as-low-as-possible number on the scale.

First I wanted to share the results. I even uploaded the pictures that I took from the scale while weighing myself! But I realized that it didn't matter because they are just some numbers. I do want to say that I'm very happy with the results. :) The main reason: My BMI is lower than 25 which means that I'm now officially out of the overweight range.

Right now, I'm figuring out what to do next. Because I'm trying to lose weight, I know that I will weigh myself on a regular basis. Maybe once a month or every two weeks... I will see. And I know that measuring yourself and seeing how your clothes fit are better ways to keep your weight in check. But personally, I think that it takes to long before you see changes when you're actually trying to lose weight. These methods don't motivate me enough. 
But that's just my opinion...

Question Time: Which method do you prefer to keep your weight in check?

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