Thursday, 17 January 2013

How to Weigh Yourself

How to weigh yourself. This might seem like the silliest post but from talking to friends and family it seems a lot of people don't actually realise they aren't weighing themselves properly ie they are doing so in a way that you won't get a proper reading during your weigh loss/gain.

I am not telling you that you must weigh yourself everyday or at all this is for the people that do weigh themselves all ready. I personally like to weigh myself once a week (on the Sunday to be exact).

When to weigh in
The best time of day to weigh in is first thing in the morning. Before you eat or drink anything and before you get dressed. Remember all of these things have a weight so when they are on/in you they will add to your weight. Try to set a day of the week that you know you will have the time to weigh yourself. This is why I chose Sunday's as very little happens on a Sunday for me and I'm not rushing to college. 

Preparation to weighing yourself
So this might be a bit TMI but before you step on the scales make sure you have gone to the bathroom first to 'relieve your bowels'(ie pee and poop! The 2 P's!). Try to be wearing as little as possible so no dressing gowns or the likes(I usually am just in my pyjama top discarding my bottoms beside the scales!)

What scale to use
This is up to you entirely wheather you use a digital scale, physician balance beam scale or those run of the mill little ticker ones as I call them(don't know the real name!) as long as you know how to use it correctly it's fine. I would say however to use the same scales every time you weigh in as different scales can be off a bit here or there but it doesn't really matter as long as you're using the same one, by using the same scale each time; your actual changes in weight will be accurateDoes that make sense? 

Keep in mind..
Your scales can break and especially if it's a digital scales the batteries might run out. Digital scales can be wrong at times due to 'technical difficulties' or even temperature believe it or not! 
If you are exercising trying to lose weight or tone up remember you can and probably will gain muscle mass and muscle weighs more then fat so if the number isn't moving look in the mirror, how do your clothes feel? There are other ways of tracking your progress then starring at numbers on a screen.

I hope this post has helped some of you out there. I am in no way, shape or form telling any of you to start weighing yourselves all I'm doing is providing information to those that all ready do. Don't become a slave to the scales- none of this weighing yourself daily business, I mean if you do then you won't see much of a difference. Isn't it more fun to see a nice change at the end of the week/month... etc?

Until next time I hope you're all well and I'll talk to you soon,
Alice x

PS I kinda like this idea on weighing myself...

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