Thanks for thinking of me and making suggestions.
I do appreciate your interest.
As I mentioned (in a post somewhere!) recently, I do agree that weighing is a more sensitive measure of a change in weight than how clothes fit, so can be helpful in picking up gradual weight gain before it gets too much.
But, for me, the pluses for weighing are far outweighed (ha ha no pun intended) by the minuses.
After months and months of keeping detailed records of my weight and other stats, I started reacting in a negative way to whatever the scales said - if they were down, it was an excuse to eat, if they were up (and especially if I felt I had been eating okay), I would also eat.
For a while, I did stand on the scales but got my husband to look at my weight, keep a record and tell me if it was going up or down.
Then it was about that time that a friend sent me some info from Kate Horwood that gave lots of reasons for not weighing yourself, and all the reasons resonated with me. So I decided to stop weighing. (I posted the link, not that it got any reaction!)
I realised that the real issue is not what I weigh but what and how I am eating. I had been making eating decisions based on the numbers, rather than my hunger levels. From my reading of Kate's and Amanda Sainsbury's work, among others, I have come to believe that if I eat mainly nutritiously, from a wide range of whole foods, according to hunger, then my weight will stabilise at a healthy level that is appropriate for me, given my genetics and amount of activity.
I do eat nutritiously from a wide range of whole foods and have for a long time. But when I was heavier, I also ate much more of the less nutritious foods. Since starting 5:2, I have been able to make some changes to my diet and other eating behaviours, but my main remaining challenge, as you know, is that I can overeat in the evenings. (And this is where your link to the article about commitment may be a game changer for me. I really hope so.
But it is still very early days.)
So no weighing for me!
PS I am also a very mathematical and (generally!!!) logical person (majors in maths and stats and spent my career in stats) and that partly led to my obsession with what was happening with my weight. You should have seen the Excel spreadsheets and graphs I produced, and formulas I created to track what was happening with the amount of fat in my body...!!! I was tracking calories too, and relating that to what was happening to my weight. My husband tells me I became very obsessive. [Probably still obsessive, but in a different way (ha ha too!).]