I weighed every day for the longest time..And I had to come to terms with the number on the scale. I was happy and in a good mood if the number went down and could chew nails if it was up even alittle. The problem wasn't the number but MY attitude toward the number..The way I handle it now is that when it's increased just from one morning to the next, it's got to be that I ate salty things..not too many salty things but any salty things..I think about what I ate the previous day and can justify the why.
Like today, if I weigh myself, I will see that the salt on the rim of the margarita and the tortilla chips that I ate last night will have me up over 132. I've been weighing every couple of days now and sometimes only weekly and I've gained some. I was barely able to hold myself at 128 and was eating more and more and the scale wasn't moving..now it's jumped up over 130 and it feels harder to effect that number.
Still, I have a hard time remembering it's only a number. It's not my worth, it's not my attitude meter..it's just a random (well, not exactly random) number..
If you do weigh every day, you have to be careful about your perception of the number. Hell, I was weighing naked, after I go to the restroom in the morning; after I got dressed; before and after I had a bowel movement..and then naked before I went to bed..In any day, my weight fluctuates 4 or 5 pounds..which was a facinating fact to me..I guess I desensitized my self!
Yes, RNY worked for me but it also requires a lot of work from me!
Before Surgery: 214
Highest Weight: 240