My thoughts on the scale
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
I am noticing how much the scale is affecting me, lately. I know it’s suggested that I weigh myself once a week but I’m lucky if I can stick to once a day. The ones later in the day don’t have an affect on me, good or bad, but I am noticing that my mood and thoughts seem to obsess with how much I’ve lost.
Many days it’s a good thing. I think to myself “I can tell people I lost (fill in number) pounds”. Today I didn’t go to the gym because I’m going to take a long walk after work. I use the scale there to have my official weight loss because I feel it’s not as temperamental as my home one. So I step on my home one for a general gauge and I lost 1.5 pounds from yesterday. My thoughts all day have been…
I wish I would have gone to the gym.
I wonder if it’s true or if it’s proportional to the gym scale.
Can I tell people I lost 31.5 pounds now? Or could it be 32?
In the big reality of things…a pound or two is not that big of deal. That’s the other thoughts I have had today. I am quite lucky that I haven’t really gained any weight (one pound at the most) but do get a little down (not totally, thank God) if I am the same weight a few days in a row.
Yesterday I thought I would have a goal of only weighing in every Tuesday. Then reward myself with something in two weeks. One would think that this would be an easy goal…but it’s not. I think it’s harder than sticking to 1200-1500 calories a day. Heck, I even obsessed for two days on whether I should write about it thinking if I do, then I’ll have to do something about it. Maybe I should start out small and reward for every other day or something.
OK, now I’m just rambling!!!
I know I’m doing well. In addition to over 30 pounds I’ve also lost over 15 inches so I do look for other signs of progress, too. Maybe it’s not so bad that I weigh daily.