The first day in August is a weigh-in day. I might just as well get it over. The love-hate relationship with the scale is every dieter’s connection. Nobody likes the word diet. It sounds like we have to die to something. Yet if you want to break a food addiction or you want to break the cycle of obesity, then you will have to die to something.
It’s interesting how people—dieters react to the scale. I just read an e-mail advertisement from a well-known fitness trainer who has his own website, diet plan, and books. He says stay off the scale. I saw another person who lost a lot of weight share on the Dr. Oz show and she said to stay off the scale. I would agree if your goal is not to lose weight. Some just want to get healthy and if they eat healthy, the weight should follow.
But obesity is a weight issue. If you want to get to normal, you have to consult the scale for progress checks. You may not need to weigh every week as I do, but only monthly or longer. I weigh weekly so I can measure my weight loss progress and make adjustments as needed. You will hear a lot of opinions about using the scale. Quit listening to the opinions and do what you want to do. To scale or not to scale, that is the question.
PS. 6 weeks of weight loss.