When I am in the weight loss mode, I hate the scale. The stupid thing never seems to move when I think it should, nor does it EVER move as much as I think it should!
But in the maintenance mode, I have to say the scale is my best friend.
I weigh myself daily.
I know you aren't "suppose" to weigh daily, as I know women fluctuate a lot (and I am queen of water retention sometimes), but I still do it.
It keeps me accountable.
I don't freak out if it's up 1-2 pounds one morning. I just move along, do what I do, and expect that the next day it will be back down. Now, if that 1-2 pounds remains for 3-4-5 days in a row, then we might have a little problem. And if that 1-2 pounds starts turning into 3-4 pounds, then....that's just weight gain. If the scale is up day after day and never goes back down, it's not water weight.
So for maintenance, I think the scale is a good thing. Since I tend to gain weight all over my body, I could easily gain 5-8 pounds before I noticed in my clothes, but if I weigh daily, I'll would notice that gain much sooner.
I hear marathon and half-marathon training can bring on weight gain. I'm curious to see how that plays out in the coming months!
SIDE NOTE: Lunch today was a tomato, avocado and cucumber "salad" with a little lime juice. SOOO good.