Some people say stay off the scale. That doesn’t work for me.
When I am staying off the scale, I’m avoiding that number. I don’t want to see how much I’ve gained or what is going on. I’m not taking care of myself and I don’t want to admit it.
Someday I’ll hopefully find a better balance, but right now weighing daily is a sign that I am paying attention to me.
One thing that is important though is to accept the daily fluctuations in weight. I might weigh myself daily, but I do my best to record my weight only once a week.
That is even a struggle though because I get excited sometimes mid week and I want to record that number so badly (like this morning).
One thing that I have learned though is to accept the fluctuations and not let them bother me. For example, last week, my weight was a little lower, went a little higher, and then a little lower again, but not as low.
I could have logged all of that and seen the down/up/down, but I chose not to.
I think what is most important is to find what works for you in this journey. I hope to get to the point where I can find that balance of paying attention to myself, but staying off the scale.