I finally found a weigh in day that works for me and up until now, I never really thought how important the selection of a Weigh in day is.
I used to just weigh in on whatever day of the week I started "the latest way to lose weight". To be honest, with all of the diets I have started over my life, I have probably had a weigh in day on every day of the week!
But it is important! I used to weigh in on Thursdays. Thursdays were bad news! Thursday would allow me to splurge on Friday (which would also lead into weekend splurges) whilst I promised myself as soon as Monday arrives, I will be back into it and work so hard for Thursday. Well, I failed because 4 days of being good is not enough to make a difference on the scales when I was having 3 days of bad!
Monday was also another fail for weigh ins for me. At first, Monday felt appealing....its the start of the week and you can have a fresh start after bad weekends, but Mondays gave me a false security of thinking that I would jsut work hard for the work day week (Mon-Fri) and then I can relax on the weekend. Well for me, its not good to relax for the 2 days before weigh in and undo all of the hard work done during the week
But then I found....
Sunday keeps me honest on my most tempting days/nights (also known as Friday and Saturday), when I know my weigh in day is looming so I am more likely to pass on the temptations that those days and night offer.
Sunday gives me a chance to relax a little on that day (post morning weigh inof course) so that I can still be human and have a little treat, whilst still leaving 6 days to get back into it and move those numbers on the scales backwards.