Wednesday, April 27, 2011

No Weigh In

I have been back and fourth with myself over this and have come to the conclusion that I will not have a weigh in this week.

I had a terrible week last week, and I haven't been having a very good month and a half in general (in the way of weight loss). I feel defeated and discouraged and I just can't bring myself to get on the scale. Particularly because on Sunday I disregarded my diet and ate whatever I wanted and I know that the scale will reflect that and I just can't come to terms with it, especially since I am scared to see yet another gain.

I have been on the diet roller coaster for years, losing 10 or so here and there only to gain it back once things got hard. I have hit a plateau and I need to make sure that I push myself through this and not let it stop me. I have made a promise to myself that there is no turning back.

Sorry to anyone who was looking for my update, but my hope is that by skipping this week and weighing in next week perhaps I can focus more on keeping my resolve and sticking this out instead of being even more discouraged by the results on the scale. I sorta just want to skip over the rest of April and start over in May.

Please know that I have not given up, and I am still working my dangest to reach my goals. I just can't take the heart break of seeing another gain on the scale. Hopefully next week will have better news for me.


  1. I think you're very smart to skip this weeks weigh in. If you're anything like me, if you stepped on the scale, saw a small weight gain, you'd get frustrated and go find some junk food to binge on (again...that's me). By putting it off until next week, you don't have to know if you did any damage. You'll jump back on track this week and you'll see the scale next week. Perfect plan! :)

  2. I think it's a good thing mentally that you're delaying your weigh in for a week. Why do something when there's a good chance that it will depress you, especially if you are certain that it won't be good. By delaying it a week, it gives you a chance to use this week as an opportunity to bounce back.

  3. The only suggestion I have is to not let this be a habit. Yes, it's a good idea to refocus on your weight loss and not put such importance on the number that shows up on a scale. BUT don't do this on a weekly basis. It will only hurt you in the long run. Instead of being accountable (like you are now) you will just push the problems under the rug. Keep your chin up!

  4. I'm putting my scale away for entire month. I'm consumed with the scale and when I don't get results I get really down on myself....even when I'm seeing results in how my clothes fit.

    Good Luck this week!

  5. I agree with all above comments, except for the month long deal. I attempted that. It was a huge mess. I put even more stress not seeing the numbers on me, and then when I finally did see the numbers, I had a maintain. THE ENTIRE MONTH! It was awful. I am wishing you the best of luck with your next weigh in! Keep your chin up doll!!

  6. Good luck with the next weigh in! I know how it feels to sometimes dread getting on the scales, and the inevitable knock it can give your confidence.

    In fact...I'm going to make a confession. For a couple of my own weekly weigh-ins, I've had to estimate the loss (because I've been away from home and my trusted scales). The thing is, when I've been away my diet has gone out the window, and I've always put on weight. Soooooo, I've made my estimate a low loss, and then my mission for the next week is to 'catch-up' in a sense, so that the estimate doesn't become a lie. Does that make sense? If I think I've gained one week, I'll 'estimate' a low loss, and then the following week I have that little target to aim for.

    Well, its worked for me (twice), and perhaps it would work for you on weeks like this. The important thing is not to let anything dent your confidence - you're doing so well!