Kia Ākina

Working towards lifelong recovery from obesity

Take Control – Routines and reality

There’s something very real about standing on the scales and checking your weight.  

Becoming overweight requires a certain neglect; and part of this neglect is being dissociated from the reality of slowly putting on unnecessary fat. Becoming overweight requires us to be in a type of sleep. 

Standing on the scales at least three times a week, if not every day, helps jolt us out of the slide into neglect and dissociation and keeps us on track with our weight loss/maintenance goals. It wakes us up and helps us be real. 

If you are struggling to lose and/or maintain weight and haven’t yet experimented with weighing yourself regularly, it’s time to give it a go. Try this new routine for at least four months, which is about 120 weighings. You’ll be getting used to it by then and likely to have made some real progress with weight loss goals. 

PS: A useful tip: Rather than compare your weight with yesterday’s, compare it with what is was this day last week. 

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