I was just at my dentist for a cleaning. I go to Dr. Zafran next to North Shore Mall. It’s a small office with one dentist, two hygienists and a receptionist. Everyone is very nice. Recently they have added a text message reminder service – it’s great. I wish we had that, together with a receptionist
Anyway, I was browsing through their magazines and started reading Self magazine. One article caught my eye and it was about how often women weigh themselves and how often they should actually do it. They had several women with different weighing habits and then there was advice for each one.
One woman weighed herself once a day, every day. I used to do that too when I had a scale. This woman was praised but reminded that ups and downs every day are due more to water weight and should not be used to adjust her diet each day.
Another woman weighed herself twice a day and was warned that this might lead to an obsessive behavior and food disorders. I used.to do that too, years ago when I was heavy and tried to lose weight. Coupled with calorie counting, I was definitely on the obsessive side of things.
Then there was a woman that didn’t weigh herself at all and used her clothes fit as a gauge for weight. And another one just weighed herself once in a while. I am now in that category. I don’t have a scale, but I weigh myself at my parents. I became more obsessed with it after having a baby just to see how long it will take me to lose the baby weight. Now that it’s gone, I don’t really care that much about stepping on the scale. What was interesting, was that the article suggested to the women who didn’t weigh themselves to start doing it and work their way up from once a month to once a week. I just found it strange.