Tossing the scale is a great idea. I only do it once a week. It can get obsessive. When I was following OA (overeaters annonymous) we were only "allowed" to weigh in once a month. My almost SIL to be...hops on like 3 times a day. That is very counterproductive.
I second Willowgirl with the measuring....and I too am doing that every couple of weeks. I am a firm believer of NSV...non scale victories. Instead of sabatoging yourself when you go off plan, think about all the NCV.; For example, that your rings feel looser, or you drank all your water today. In my book, they tell you more about your success than the scale. Besides, your scale does not reflect accurately what is really going on inside your body. Like changing your blood chemistry. For example, blood pressure, cholesteral levels, sugar levels, etc...you get the gist!
So, think about all the NSV that you have done in the last month...and post them here! I hope this helps...and Sherry, you better repost this to me, when I weigh in on Monday