Wednesday, October 10, 2012

To weigh or not to weigh

I've been trying to decide whether or not Im going to weigh myself as I get back in shape post baby.

After my first child I weighed in every Friday, sometimes as early as 3am...just so I could say I weighed in on Friday! That was a healthy way of doing it but as the years went by I started weighing in everyday, any chance I got. I even had the scale in my kitchen-this was after trying every hard surface in my house to see where it told me what I wanted to hear. It was driving me insane! I finally decided to toss the scale and not even think about my weight. I started the LiveFit trainer October 2011 and only weighed myself in the beginning and then at the end.
Only a few days later I found out I was pregnant and vowed not to step on a scale.  I loved how my body had changed during the trainer and now with the upcoming weight gain over the next nine months, I didnt want the stress of the number on the scale. I wanted to enjoy being pregnant! So every 4 weeks at my OB appointments I would step on the scale and tell them not to tell me. Some of them remembered me from the time before and others laughed! They had NO IDEA how big of an accomplishment this was for me; it took the one stress of pregnancy away! (My doctor did mention my weight once or twice but never the actual number)
In the end I ended up gaining about 39lbs...I had to look at my record! I am fine with that number, I gained 37 with my first and I had a rough start this second time and gained quite a bit in the beginning. Now that I have had the baby and dropped 20lbs from labor I'm left with 20 to lose and another 30 before my ultimate goal.

Should I weigh myself once Im back to regular workouts or stick with just my measurements?
The number on the scale doesn't reflect any time in the gym or strength I'm adding so it could be detrimental.  I may do my measurements and leave the scale to only monthly weigh ins. At least till I've lost the rest of the baby weight!  Ill be posting all my starting numbers once I am given the OK to return to regular exercise. Hopefully I can get a bit more lean until then
 just from my eating!

5 comments:

  1. Good luck on your journey! I just finished my baby body updates on my blog and broke up with my scale :) I liked seeing the number go down but I focused more on the inches I lost and how my clothing fit/looked on me.

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    1. That is awesome! Ill check it out!!

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  2. You look absolutely fabulous. Kudos to you for not looking at the scale. I am glad that you and the baby are doing well. I am looking forward to reading about your post baby workout journey!

    Cheers,
    Tara

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    1. Thanks so much! I look forward to seeing results and sharing them!

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  3. I weighed myself every once in a while when I was losing the weight from my second child. Now I hit the scale a couple of times a week. For me, it's just another reminder to make healthy choices. I find that if I don't weigh in occasionally, I start a slow crawl up. But if it's going to make you obsessed, don't do it!

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