When The Scale Becomes The Breeding Ground For Discouragement: Weigh-In Wednesday Week 5

When The Scale Becomes The Breeding Ground For Discouragement: Weigh-In Wednesday Week 5

 {This is a picture of me at over 250 pounds compared to a picture of me this week. I can really see a difference in my face!}

This morning I weighed in and was so happy to find out that I had lost weight this week. I was so proud! So fulfilled! But then I thought back to a short seven days ago when I got on that same scale and it showed that I had gained weight. Although I did not necessarily feel sad, I surely did not feel happy, proud, or fulfilled. All the feelings that I felt today. Same action. Totally different feeling.

This made me start to question… why is it like that? Why such a difference? What I realized was when we get on the scale and lose weight it’s like validation that we are doing the right thing. When we gain weight there is no validation. Flooding our mind are questions like: Am I doing the right thing… am I not? Is this even working? All thoughts that I’ve thought at one time or another… what about you?

What I realized…

I’ve realized that the scale can become the breeding ground for discouragement if we let it. I remember those days when I would weigh myself every day. Every. Dang. Day!  I do not recommend that at all, because what would happen is I would get on the scale one day and be down a pound… get on the scale two days later and be up a pound and a half. That. Is. So. Discouraging. Even though I fully understood that throughout this journey that I may gain weight at some point those crazy fluctuations on the scale still discouraged me.

I came to the conclusion that my weight varies during the week too much and I decided to only weigh-in once per week on Wednesday mornings. That. Is. It. Since I stopped weighing myself every day, I also stopped having all those up and down emotions that caused me to question whether what I was doing was right or not.  If you are dealing with these types of thoughts I would recommend that you find one day a week that you will consistently weigh-in. This small change has done wonders for me mentally.


You know what helped me not go off the deep end and start asking myself self-defeating questions like: “Is this even working? or “Can I ACTUALLY keep losing weight without dieting?

I told myself months ago: Some weeks I may gain weight. Some weeks I may stay the same weight. But over time I will lose weight. This helped me out so much because when that day did come (and it has come a few times this year) I don’t get down on myself. I just keep on pushing, because I truly believe that if I keep doing the right things: drinking more water, getting more active, making better decisions, and portion controlling my food that results will come.



Starting Weight in January: 253

Week 1 Weigh-In: 230.0

Week 2 Weigh-In: 227.6

Week 3 Weigh-In: 226.2

Week 4 Weigh-In: 227.0

Week 5 Weigh-In: 224.2

Weight Lost This Week: -2.8 lbs

Total Weight Lost Since January: -28.8 lbs


This week I lost 2.8 pounds. Although I did gain weight last week, in the last five weeks I have still lost a total of 5.8 pounds. I am beyond happy with that. Week by week it is being proven that weight can be lost without dieting and the feeling that I get from that is amazing. For so long I have been told that it could not be done… and that is simply not true.

I just want to remind you that if, and when, you have one of those weeks where the scale isn’t showing what you want to see, remember not to let it get you down. Keep pushing. Keep going! Keep taking it day by day! I believe in you! You’ve got this!

As always, have a fannnnntastic week!! Can’t wait to chat next week!




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