When I first learned I had hypertension, I became very anxious and worried. I constantly checked my BP readings. I never had dangerously high readings but never the less, I was very concerned. I drove my pressure readings higher with all the anxiety.
I finally forced myself to put my BP machine on a high shelf in the closet and didn't take it until 1-2 weeks past. I just focused on increasing/improving my cardio and altering my diet. Again, I didn't have dangerously high BP readings and I was able to date when the hypertension began. I always go o my check-ups etc.
When I did take my readings, they were still high but better because I forced myself to calm down by not taking the readings.
The same thing can happen with weght issues and the scale. The more I weigh myself the more I tend to obsess about the numbers. I am a perfectionist with little patience. Something, I try and recognize a soon as I see it and hopefully change the path. I'm sure those ways are what helped me get into this situation to begin with.