I just did a little Google search for the term "scale bingeing" and I think I am the one who coined it although everyone should feel free to use it.
Scale bingeing is basically weighing oneself obsessively, several times a day. First off, you're not going to lose any more weight by checking the scale more than once a day. And you'll just feel obsessed and (usually) depressed.
I go through bouts of scale bingeing myself and I don't like it one bit. While on vacation, I was lucky enough to be far away from all scales, but as soon as I got home, out came my sleek, glass-topped digital "friend", who gave me the news that I had gained about four pounds. That was last Tuesday and since then, I have taken two of those pounds off, just eating normally and doing more walking and yoga than when I was on vacation. I even tried the exercise bike once, wearing my knee brace. I was only on for 10 minutes, but it was nice and the brace was helpful. I can't do the bike very much or too often due to my mis-aligned knee, but it's comforting to know that once in awhile, I can hop on without my knee blowing up (swelling more than usual, that is).
Now, after a week of weighing (I binged the first few days but then managed to get down to once a day), I think it's once again time to step away from the scale. Being at a hotel for the next two days for work will be a helpful kick-start to this decision.
I know Sean at the Daily Diary of a Winning Loser and Karen at Fitcetera will totally back me up on this. It is most definitely the right decision for me.
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