I'm going to weigh myself...
Once a week, every morning, only on Mondays, Fridays after I exercise...WTF?
When I first started my weight loss odyssey, the daily ups and downs were discouraging ("But I exercised, and ate so well yesterday, how could I have gained 2 lbs?), so I decided I would only weigh myself on Monday mornings. The advantages of this were numerous. I wasn't being scale crazy, I generally saw a loss every week, and it kept me motivated over the weekend.
Now that I've reached my goal, I've been weighing myself daily. My reasoning behind this was simply as a way to keep myself on track. As my MFP friends know, I've lost and then re-gained ths weight before, so I'm struggling to find a way to prevent this from happening again (because the reality is, I don't know how I managed to gain all that weight each time..I mean really, how is it I went from wearing jeans to sweat pants and remained in a total state of denial?). I downloaded a free app that shows my weight as a graph (much better than the MFP version), and I enter it each morning after I weigh myself. I enter my weight once a week in MFP.
I've become a lunatic! I weigh myself first thing in the morning, I weigh myself after I exercise (did I really lose 2 lbs in sweat, impossible), I weigh myself before I go to bed. I know this is insane, I know it's uhealthy, and yet I feel compelled to do it! I analyze my ups and downs (sodium?, strength training?, "irregularity"!?), and the WORST part is, I want to talk about it. I want my poor husband to listen to me while I try and figure it out. He loves me, and is as supportive as a thin person can be (ok, thin people are NOT very supportive or interested in the topic of weight loss). So, again, thank you MFP. Because although it is entirely possible that no one will read this (well, except for my friends walkmypantsoff and Ruthann2, and probably pa77y), I know that there is the possibility that someone will read it and they will understand and perhaps even share in my craziness.