For years I was obsessed with weighing myself, and became completely consumed by the number on the scale.
Yes, I was in deep into my eating disorder, so that was a major factor, BUT... I know so many people, women especially, who are obsessed with the scale!
I gave way too much power to a number, and let it completely rule my mind and my days...
If the number was higher than what I wanted to see, my thoughts were flooded with negativity, my emotions went haywire (sad, insecure, anxious, defeated, angry, hopeless, ugly, inadequate, I could go on and on...), my mood shifted, and any ounce of positivity, joy or contentment was diminished.
You wanna know the sad(der) part?... Looking back, I never experienced the opposite effect... I might have experienced a moment of relief when the scale didn't increase, and/or revealed a number that was a little lower than the time before, but I don't remember feeling overjoyed or fulfilled! If anything, I enjoyed that (at most) minute, and then it was, "ok, next time has to be lower." It didn't matter what the scale showed... I was never truly content!
Now, I actually don't even have a scale in my house! It took some time, but once I got rid of the scale in my house, I actually stopped weighing-in at the gym too! At first it made me anxious, not knowing my weight, (for years I had put so much emphasis on my weight, and using the scale was a key part of my routine) but now, I'm totally ok with it! I am able to live more freely, and use the way I genuinely feel to gauge my progress & well-being, rather than letting a number on the scale dictate things for me! It's such a freeing and more enjoyable place to be! Life is about so much more than what we see on the scale... WE are so much MORE! So don't you forget it!