I know I have them, I think most people have them, those little things we always do on weigh day to "help" on the scales! Which do you do? If you do anything else that isn't here do comment and share!
Find your lightest clothes! Weigh them if necessary, come on I know many of you have weighed outfits before putting them on when its weigh day! Leggings and a vest top regardless of the weather?
Nil by mouth! After a certain time, that grape or cup of tea may make all the difference you know! It may not but why risk it?
Have a bath or shower! As close as possible to your weigh time of course, you never know how much slightly greasy hair could make a difference, always worth a try! Even if it was washed the night before it just needs doing again, you know, just in case!
Shave your legs! Or wherever you usually shave! It may only be a little bit but all those little bits add up!! Also necessary if you're wearing as little as possible for the scales!
Cut your nails! It is something you do anyway so of course doing it on weigh day means that little bit is something you can take off!
Socks! Do you need them? In the summer I have been known to wear ballet pumps or sandals without socks because we all know if the scales hovered between one number and the next one down it may be the weight of those socks you could have done without!
No unnecessary products! Why would you add weight to yourself with moisturiser, make up, hair spray and such things if you can avoid it? You can spot me a mile off on weigh day as I have frizzy hair and no make up!
Walk to group or park a little further away than normal! That last bit of exercise may help? Well it cant do any harm so it surely is worth a go! You might drive everywhere the rest of the week but weigh day is your healthy day!
The way you stand on the scales matters! Look forward, breathe in, breathe out, stand straight, whatever your method is you don't change it, you never know the day you change it you might regret it if the scales aren't too friendly! Speaking on the scales too is a big no-no, it could make a difference!
Remove everything possible! Glasses, belt, rings, hair clip, earrings, necklaces and of course your watch! Removing all of these of course makes a massive difference too, those little gold studs in your ears could be the different between an award or not quite hitting the award!
Last minute bathroom trip! Remember the saying "a pint's a pound all year round", ok so one trip to the toilet is unlikely to be a pound but you never know the difference that little drop will make, its always worth a try!
Be nice to the consultant before the scales! They have some kind of telepathic ability I am sure of it, and to keep those scales happy you need to be sure you smile at the consultant!
Of course all these things make us feel that we have done our best and if the scales still do not say what we hoped, they are wrong!! Of course it isn't that chocolate we sneaked in and didn't count or that night out off plan, we blame the scales because we did everything we could didn't we! Anyway it could have been worse we could have worn jeans!
So, what are your weight day rituals? Next time you are in group watch the queue for the scales, I bet you can spot who has done which of these!
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