Monday, June 1, 2015

The Scale of Doom

I have a love/hate relationship with my bathroom scale.

Like I said, love/hate.

Anyway, as some of you may remember, I've recently sadly stopped eating carbs in order to become slightly less hm, voluptuous. 

Anyway, I'm a daily weigh-er. I have been for years. I like keeping tabs on what's going on and I'm used to small fluctuations.

So daily weigh ins are NBD. In general, it's the downward trends make me happy.

But then this happened last week

I reacted appropriately. 

So it turned out, I was pmsing. 

yay lady insecurities

Anyone else know  what this is like?


  1. Weighing yourself daily seems like psychological torture. How is it even possible that you gained 5 pounds in one day unless you're a professional eater who just finished the hot dog eating contest? What if you gained muscle mass? Yeah, that's it, you've been bench pressing and curling and dead lifting and whatnot. Right?

  2. No. Stop weighing yourself. Find a pair of pants that fit just right. Or USED to fit just right. Go by how they feel on you. Or train for Ironman, that will give you an excuse to gain weight.

  3. I gave up on weighing myself a long time ago. For me what matters is inches, not weight. If I gained 3 lbs - that could be anything. If I gained 3 inches - time to put down the beer and pizza.

  4. I can relate...minus the pmsing.

  5. Two words . . . water retention. That's all it is.

  6. Oh my goodness!! I do the same thing, well almost. There are a number of factors that may stop me a few days. First of all the natural biological things that usually happen in the mornings. If they don't happen I won't go up. Also if I am too scared, that stopped me some times.
    Also I completely freak out when I am pmsing because my weight fluctuates like crazy. And last but not least I am off carbs for over four months!
    So, I totally and completely know exactly what you are talking about!!
    Best of luck!

  7. I don't have a scale. I don't know how much I weigh. I am never going to be 18 again and weigh 103 pounds because my mother frightened me into anorexia. I try to eat healthy foods. I'm okay as long as my clothes fit, and for the past couple years, I've had to order smaller sizes because my pants fell down even with a belt. You will be okay.


  8. Bodies tend to work in cycles....usually in 3 day cycles, but it varies for everyone. For example, if you gorge on pizza today, you probably won't see the total effect of that until 3 days later. Sure, you'll probably see some water retention the next day, but the actual consequences will be more likely on day 3 or 4.

    It can be the same with exercise. You might not be sore tomorrow, but the second and third day you might be really sore. As we get older, this cycle becomes more distinct, as our bodies don't recover as quickly.

    But you can always blame it on muscle gain. Muscle weighs more than fat. So if you work out, you may weigh more, but you will also be getting thinner, leaner.

    Hope that wasn't more info than you wanted. I tend to get on a roll when imparting knowledge. Ha!

  9. Oh yeah, I know all about that roller coaster ride. I weigh myself every day, and I always see a bump in the numbers in my PMS week. I know it's normal and that it will go away, but I still hate it!

  10. I love/hate my scale too. I love that it's the FitBit Aria. I hate that it's not in a range I'd like it to be in. I'm a daily weigh-er too. Every morning after I've used el bano. It's been steadily decreasing lately, and by decreasing I mean .1... .2

  11. THIS IS ME. Dear lord it sucks but I'm like screw it I'm not giving up beer and bread. I'm trying to be more active and basically I don't weight myself Saturday - monday because I'm afraid.