Friday, April 23, 2010
I just read Marenamoo’s April 10th blog and it made me reflect on my own experience. I had lost over 50 lbs. about 3 years ago and then put 35 of them back on. I got discouraged when the scale stopped moving downward and developed a "what the heck" attitude without even realizing it. I think that seeing the number on the scale go down was a kind of "fix" (like a drug) I needed to continue my program. When the scale didn’t move anymore, I wasn’t getting my fix, so I quit.
The problem with that is that the “downward scale” fix doesn’t exist in maintenance. When the scale doesn't move, it’s a GOOD thing. I have to forever abandon the scale "fix" if I want to be able to maintain a healthy weight! Otherwise, I HAVE to put the weight back on in order to be able to lose it again and see the scale go down. (I don’t do this consciously, of course. It just happens.) My PAYOFF has to go from seeing the number on the scale move downward to being fit and healthy without the scale’s “downward” feedback.
I’m not sure exactly how to do that but I’m convinced that SP is part of the solution.