I know it can be a contentious issue, how often weigh ins should happen, some people want to after every meal, some daily, or weekly, or monthly. Others prefer to never use a scale, instead looking only at other factors for physical health (fitness, measurements etc).
I'm happy enough weighing weekly. Any less frequent and I can go off the rails, pretend that all is OK as I slowly put on weight. Any more and I'm going to get disheartened at normal fluctuations.
Like I have today.
I am in the habit of jumping on the scales first thing, just because our scales are right there. Up until yesterday I had watched the numbers creep down. It looked like I'd dropped 4lb since Monday. This morning it was right back up to 216.
There's no way I should have gained weight, I haven't eaten over my points, I've been active, I've not eaten wheat. So I *know* it's just a blip, a fluctuation, should be back down by tomorrow, etc. But it just threw me completely to see the 'wrong' number. I felt defeated, and confused and just unhappy.
Thankfully, the 'glass half full' topic from meeting came back to me. So I spun the positives - I know I should have lost weight. I have eaten well and tracked. I am active and feeling better. The result WILL show at the scales if I carry on this way.
Then looked back at previous posts here, and realised that this did happen a lot a year ago too - I would show a small loss, maybe a sts or gain, but the next day would melt a load of weight.
I am going to go for a run when Sam gets in from work, tomorrow I have the Lollibop festival to go to. It's sunny and lovely out and I have good whole food to eat. I am determined to only think of the positives, and they will be what guide my actions. ^_^