Stupid question: do I need to weigh myself?

(4 Posts)
Emilythornesbff Mon 08-Apr-13 08:40:57

I an despairing at my post baby body (very grateful of my lovely dc"s though) and ffOrom today am a low carb devotee (previously worked well, especially for my mental sugar cravings)
However, I can't bear to weigh myself. I just don't think I can handle the news in kilos.
Is it imperative to know my weight or can I be motivated by a changing shape and better fitting clothes?
What do you think?
Thanks. Em.

doctorhamster Mon 08-Apr-13 09:07:04

I often ponder on this and have worked out that, for me, weighing fortnightly or even monthly works best. Weighing myself weekly usually works one of 2 ways; if I've lost a few pounds that week I decide that means I can eat more the following week. If I've not lost any or only a tiny amount I adopt the 'what's the frigging point' attitude and go on a massive binge.

Funnily enough, neither of those scenarios results in weight loss!!

I think how often to weigh is a very personal thing and you will get lots of different answers. Some people weigh every day because that's the only way they can stay on the straight and narrow. Others don't even own scales and rely on how their clothes fit.

I would recommend trying it your way for a few weeks. If your clothes feel looser it obviously works. If you can't stay motivated without seeing the number on the scales you'll soon realise it smile

HeySoulSister Mon 08-Apr-13 09:15:30

How about measuring? Tape measure might be easier for you to handle!

With exercise.. .. Like shred.... You will lose inches!

Emilythornesbff Tue 09-Apr-13 10:43:38

Oh shit!

Just weighed myself.
10st 3.5lbs shock

Shit!
I'm 5'4" FFS!
I am not fat (obviously completely in denial)

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