5. Weight Loss is Not Linear: Do you know how frustrating it is to do everything right, just to see yourself gain a pound the next day? I had decided to weigh myself daily for record keeping, and body weight fluctuates a lot from day to day.
I refuse to weigh myself daily. All it does is piss me off.
I work out most days, cardio and weights, I eat what many would consider a nutrition dense, mostly whole foods diet. I don't eat bread, rice or pasta, or dessert. I'm lactose intolerant, so I don't eat things like ice cream either. My macros have me eating a high protein/fat/moderate to low carb diet. I'm seeing and feeling great changes in my body. HOWEVER, I still refuse to step onto the scale. It is a piece of garbage that deserves to live in the trash.
I don't care that I will lose 4lbs of fat and gained several pounds of muscle and improved my bone mass. Or that it might be water weight causing the number to go up by 2lbs today. It is the fact that the scale went up at all. It is VERY discouraging, especially how society mind-fucks us ladies, when the number on the scale goes up, EVER.
I had one month where I ate at a caloric deficit EVERY DAY, worked out 5 days a week, vastly improved my overall health scores in terms of performance and oxygen usage, gained muscle (toned up), lost fat. Stepped onto the scale, after all of that f*ing hard work and I had gained 2 pounds. Now, I get how illogical it is for me to be upset, seeing as I went down a jean-size and was getting results in other areas. But for me, the number GOING UP after a month was extremely discouraging and just pissed me off. So, I just don't do it because I know the number will just upset me - even though I know what I'm doing makes me feel and look better. We've got to stop selling people on the number on the scale as the end all be all.