The other day Laura at Simply Healthy Mama did a "scale experiment" where she tracked her weight throughout the day. I actually do this very regularly, although I don't step on the scale as often as she did that day, but I thought it would be interesting to actually record my weight. So here it is . . .
2:53am: 152.4 ~ I was woken up by Maddox and I thought it was 4am, which is my normal wake-up-to-go-to-the-bathroom time. Anyway, I used the bathroom and then weighed myself, with pj's on. When I went to bed I noticed it was only 3am.
6:10am: 149.8 ~ I used the bathroom and then weighed myself naked. This is what I use as my official weigh-in time on Fridays.
12:35pm: 155.4 ~ This was after I ate lunch, fully dressed, with some really heavy shoes on. I usually don't weigh myself after my morning weigh-in until after I run, but for the sake of this post I decided to do it periodically throughout the day.
4:21pm: 153.4 ~ After work, with clothes still on, but without the shoes. I really think those shoes were at least 1 lb.
5:35pm: 149.4 ~ This was after my run, just before hopping into the shower. I always like weighing myself after I exercise because most of the time it is the lowest number of the day. However, I don't use that number as my official weigh-in because I know the little amount that was lost (compared to the morning weigh-in) is water weight and I gain it back as soon as I drink something.
6:02pm: 149.4 ~ After my shower. I was surprised to see the number had gone down 0.2 lbs, usually after my shower it goes up a little. However, as I was typing this I realized that I actually didn't drink or eat anything between the two weigh-ins, and I usually drink some water.
7:40pm: 152.0 ~ After dinner and a glass of wine. I was surprised this number wasn't higher, I've seen my after dinner number go way up to as high as 158 (that was scary) before.
10:06pm: 152.8 ~ This was after another glass of wine and right before going to bed.
11:00pm: 151.2 ~ =) This was after some intimate "time" with Chris. =) I really did go to bed after this weigh-in. =)
6:15am: 149.8 ~ This was this morning, naked.
I don't let the scale rule my life (I really don't). I only count Friday morning's weigh-in, that is what I base my weight on. The rest of the week I am happy when the number is low but when it goes up it makes me re-evaluate my week (or day) and figure out what I did to cause the number to go up. I can always point to at least one thing; too much salt, too much alcohol, too much food. =) And then I either don't care, or most often work to get that scale to at least the number it was before my weight went up.