My friend Amanda Bucci posted a YouTube video today, which I thought had some really great points about other ways to measure progress besides scale weight and I would encourage you all to watch it. I wanted to touch on that subject here on the blog because I think everyone needs to be reminded that depending on scale weight isn't always the best. In fact, it can set you back.
Let me explain. First of all, scale weight FLUCTUATES DAILY. It is not uncommon to be up or down 3-5 lbs in 24 hours just due to intake of sodium, hormonal changes (good ol' time of the month), fiber intake, volume of foods/liquids sitting in stomach, timing of scale measurement, and many other factors. It may be different for guys, but I know for us girls, seeing the scale go up can totally screw up the rest of our day. But it SHOULDN'T.
Also, guess how many calories are in a pound of fat? 3,500. It is HIGHLY unlikely that you ate 3,500 calories ON TOP of your maintenance caloric intake in a day. :)
Live life to the fullest! Enjoy this glorious weekend of Christmas parties and fun with friends and family! :)