Wednesday, May 13, 2009
So. Today was the day for my weekly weigh in. I've been doing pretty great, working out, eating properly (with the exception of some overindulgence on the weekend) I was pretty confident that the number I was about to see would reflect all the hard work I've been putting in. I stepped on the scale and BAM! 140 glaring up at me! I've GAINED weight! For the second week in a row!
My first reaction was guilt. I instantly flashed back to the weekend picnic and all the things I SHOULDN'T have eaten. For one moment I felt crushed, worthless and defeated. What was the point of all my hard work if I had nothing to show for it? Then reality and common sense kicked in...First of all, Even IF I over-ate on the weekend there is NO WAY I packed back an extra 7000 calories to make a two pound weight gain, so there must be something else going on here. Am I retaining water? Maybe. Am I gaining more muscle? Definitly. I don't know exactly why my body does what it does or why my efforts aren't showing up on the scale but I DO know that I'm giving this all I've got...I'm doing GOOD for my body and in turn I feel GOOD. When I look at it from that perspective those big scary numbers on the scale don't seem so intimidating...After all, If I don`t like what I see I can simply step off the scale, watch the pin bounce back to zero, and walk away.