Hey all! So im wondering if at the end of my 1st week I should jump on the scales or just go by my clothes getting looser? I would like to know how much I've lost obviously but the whole point in me doing this is NOT JUST to lose weight - it is to embrace a healthier eating lifestyle which I feel I cant really do if im obsessing about a number on a set of scales. Its definitely a tricky one!
The problem with me (and im sure some of you can probably relate) is that the minute I go on the scales, it stops becoming about a healthier me and more about the weight loss. I feel more often than not that the scales can dictate my effort...for instance if I lose a good amount, my effort tends to waver slightly because I think to myself well you've being doing good, or it can go the other way, where if I don't lose anything or even put on weight it makes me feel completely deflated and crap
I don't really know what to do for the best. Like I say I do want to know how well Ive done but I fear if I do weigh myself it will dampen my motivation in some warped way This morning when I got up, the scales where looking at me when I got out the shower and I actually said to them "not today friend"...I mean is this a normal response?
Any advice would be helpful - do I chuck them out or stick with it?