When it comes to weigh day, there are some things I will do the same week in week out. I’ve been following the Slimming World plan since August 2014 and to date I’ve lost 5 stone 2.5lb. Over the last 18 months, I’ve become a creature of habit but it seems I’m not alone. Before weigh in I mentioned on Instagram, the things I always do to keep all the factors the same. I like consistency and I like to think it gives an accurate picture on the scales of how the week has panned out as let’s face it, they don’t lie!
Every week, I like to make sure I get weighed in the same clothes. I wear a pair of black leggings (I know not the trendiest of clothes but I am not weighing in with jeans on!) with a strappy vest. Luckily my fellow SWers don’t see me standing on the scales as I get weighed before most of them arrive for group (thank goodness for being part of the social team!)
Before I get to group, I make sure that I’m wearing my small stud earrings and I’m not wearing else that could add unexpected weight on the scales.
During the day on weigh day, I have a good breakfast (usually some sort of fibre using my healthy B with fruit) and a smallest lunch. I stop drinking my water at about 3pm so that I’ve got plenty of time to go to the toilet before my 7:15pm weigh in and after drinking near on 2 litres of water by the afternoon, I’m well hydrated and won’t miss a drink or two!
Every dieter will know the silent joy of having a number two just before weigh in. That’s extra weight we just don’t need but it doesn’t always happen but it’s great if it does!
I don’t know if any of these little rituals help me but I’ll keep doing them. I’m happy to keep my little pattern going each week. Can you relate? What are your weigh in day rituals? Would love to hear yours!