Did you see what I did there? Hehe. If you follow my social media, you'll know that I posted yesterday I gained 2lbs in July. I had a really good day yesterday, I only went 1 SP over (SP=Smartpoints), I had almost 14K steps and I drank a ton of water. Today, I weighed myself again (which I normally don't do) and I was DOWN 3lbs from yesterday! Saturday night I ate a lot and I drank some wine and I know now that's likely the reason that I was up yesterday morning. Sometimes even just 1 good day back on track will help your body readjust. On the one hand, I am glad, but it's also frustrating because I sometimes feel like I can't enjoy myself as much on Saturdays knowing that literally everything I eat, drink or every step I take or don't take will affect my weight the next morning. I could change my weigh in day, but I like having it on Sunday because to me, that's the beginning of the week. I could not weigh in, but that's only hurting myself. It just goes to show that this will never be easy. It's seriously all about balance and about teaching yourself that you are more than the number on the scale. If you are up, you're not a bad person. You haven't ruined all of your hard work in 1 week. If you're down, it doesn't mean you have to do the exact same things next week to see another loss. It doesn't mean you won't have a gain sometime soon.
With all of that in mind, here is my normal routine for weighing in:
-On Sunday mornings, I try not to weigh in before 9am or so. It will make a difference, believe me. I once "tested" myself around 1am since it was technically Sunday and then again later that morning and it was about a 2lb difference.
-I don't eat or drink anything before I weigh in (which is why I don't wait much later, I get too hungry!)
-Go to the bathroom first (seriously)
-I take off my Fitbit, my wedding rings, anything else..I don't play around!
-Stand on the scale and don't move.
-I then enter my weight in my WW app as well as my Fitbit app. I have the Fitbit Aria scale, which is supposed to sync automatically to my Fitbit, but it hasn't worked since February and I can't figure out what the issue is.