Weight loss and weight gain should be regarded as much less important than the methods or reasons for these outcomes.
If you judge yourself for weight you gain, even if gained in a healthy, steady, stable manner and with good intentions, is that really fair?
If you celebrate weight lost even though you starved your body, is that fair?
If you fixate on how much weight you lost or gained without really paying attention to what led to these changes you could be setting yourself up for unhealthy and disordered behaviors, beliefs, or expectations.
Unfortunately, we aren’t as simple as an equation on paper.
Treating ourselves or others with such a Lens is not considerate of other needs or circumstances.
I work with people all the time who spend way too much celebrating weight they lose that as soon as the scale goes up, even by the SAME actions (following a plan to achieve new goals), they get upset.
I also see people justify weight gained or lost due to things like binging, restricting, punishment, and excessive control mechanisms.
We must be careful what we reinforce for ourselves and others because there is always more to things than what meets the eye.
Do you struggle with seeing the number on the scale changing?
Try to spend some extra time focusing on other variables and track your efforts and commitments alongside the more physical results to get a bigger picture.