And then I got pregnant again. I put the scale away. I found out how much weight I'd gained along with my doctor each month. By the end, I'd gained around 40 pounds. The baby was born, and for some reason, I didn't take out the scale. When I've weighed myself since, it's been for a family "biggest loser" competition. And honestly, I've forgotten the weigh-in most weeks. So I haven't been the "biggest loser."
I don't think I want to go back to weighing myself every day (and definitely not multiple times a day). I'm not obsessed about my weight (although I know enough to know that I haven't lost those last 10 pounds...which does drive me a bit crazy). I KNOW that numbers on the scale don't really matter. It's more how you feel, how your clothes fit, blah blah blah.
Why is it, though, that when I was weighing myself more often, I was in the best shape of my life? Meaning: I was working out regularly, eating healthily, and weighing-in daily. Are regular weigh-ins the answer?
I definitely have an opinion on this. I don't want my kids to see me obsessing over the scale. I don't want my moods determined by the numbers. I don't want to "reward" myself for lower numbers with a treat. So maybe I really don't want to know. I've been living pretty happily without the scale (for the most part) for about a year and a half. I haven't weighed myself in over a month. But I would love to lose those last ten pounds (and by lose those last ten pounds I also mean those last inches around the waistline...again, I know the numbers on the scale don't tell the whole story).
I'm leaving the rest to you, fit-a-licious readers. How do you feel about the scale? Does it determine your mood every morning, or is it collecting dust in your basement? Do you even own one? Should I start weighing myself regularly again to keep myself accountable? Or should I ban it for life? Please to tell us your thoughts....