Scale weight fluctuations
it goes up and down. playing the game of figuring out why may be a temptation, sometimes you’ll know, sometimes you’ll guess wrong, and sometimes you’ll guess right.
in the end, it doesn’t really matter.
sometimes you p*e 3 times in a day and don’t go number 2.
sometimes you go 5 and 2.
sometimes you get stressed. in all kinds of ways, some of which you won’t even be aware of, like sudden weather changes, you’re about to get sick, or you didn’t realize that gash or bruise on your leg demands more water for normal swelling then healing.
pickles. 0 calories. tons of salt —-> water retention.
eating at different times. constipation, etc.
maybe you ate a huge huge meal yesterday for all the right reasons.
need more? this is a complicated equation, but here’s the deal.
if you weigh yourself daily - i do this with most clients - and you think:
scale went down 2 pounds today = 2 pounds of success
scale went up 2 pounds tomorrow = 2 pounds of failure
scale down 1 pound next day = 1 pound of success.
you’re gonna drive yourself insane.
even if you’re truly overweight, and the scale going down is truly really important, it’s still gonna make you think you’re failing when your succeeding on many days.
you don’t need that no matter who you are.
but contrary to what many will say, tracking the scale is useful. if you want to know if you’re in a deficit, you wanna know if it’s going down.
if you wanna know if you’re losing f*t and adding muscle, your weight staying the same while waist going down is a good indicator.
so how do you take your mind on this?
value sticking to the plan to get the weight off and being the person that will lose the weight and keep it off.
do that and it will. but try not to get caught up with the scale even if you are tracking it daily.