No, not with the band! I know it's a (life) long journey to get where I want to be; it's a journey that started off like the proverbial hare and has now slowed to the pace of a tortoise who has decided to go into hibernation.
What I'm toying with giving up is the daily weigh-in.
Reasons for giving up:
1) it's very disheartening to wake up feeling thinner and lighter and jump on the scales expecting great things only to discover that you actually weigh the same as, or maybe even more than, the day before
2) actually that's the only reason
Reasons for not giving up:
1) it sort of keeps me on the straight and narrow and reminds me what this is all about - losing weight!
2) I have 'given up' the scales before; I'm sure you've all read of these amazing people who proclaim "Just as soon as I stopped dieting and threw my scales in the bin, the weight dropped off". Well, I've tried it; it doesn't work (for me.) As soon as I've stopped dieting and decided not to use the scales in the past, it's like some sort of extra excuse to eat whatever I like because, apparently, that's the best way to lose weight!
Anyhoo, I decided to give the scales up for a few days as a trial run; I thought perhaps I'd have a weekly weigh-in on a Monday. So, today being Monday, I stepped on to the scales with high hopes as I felt that I had been (fairly) good since I last weighed myself. Well, guess what? I'm 2lbs heavier. Great.
Fill no.4 on Wednesday afternoon. Dear gods and goddesses of the band, please let this one work!