I had a very difficult day yesterday. I was angry, upset, depressed, and very confused!
A few days a go my scale broke. Fine. No big deal. I just had to pick another one up next time I went to the store. I didn't go all out and buy one that can read this, and that. Personally, I don't believe all the things a scale can tell you just by stepping on the darn thing! I just wanted a simple one that tells my weight.
Brought it home, stepped on it the next morning, and noticed a SIX pound weight gain!! WHAT???!!! Were the springs in the darn thing just stiff? I adjusted it properly to begin with. I'm eating what I'm suppose to. Working hard with my fitness. Was it just water weight? All this heat, I am drinking a lot of water. WHAT??? Well, the whole da, all I could think about was the numbers. I asked my husband, as well as my daughter if I looked like I gained any weight. 'No' they both said. Over, and over again. My husband later explained that not every scale is going to read the same numbers. Well, that kinda sucks! ( excuse the pun) If you are going to sell something that reads measurment, shouldn't be universal? Shouldn't they all read the same??
I know you should go by how you feel, how your clothes feel, etc,etc.. But geez, why I am so stuck up on the numbers??? Why do I believe I have to be a certain weight to be happy?? Is it a limiting factor of mine? I've made a whole lot of changes in my life the last few years. I am leading a healthier lifestyle. I have hit goal weight. ( well I thought I did) I have pretty much completely changed my eating habits. Switched up my fitness routine. Been happier then I have been in my whole life. So what's up??
It comes down to your mindset, I believe. Something else I have to work at changing, I wholeheartedly believe. Like many things in my life, and maybe yours. I've read, and been told certain things all my life. You're programed to believe you're suppose to do this, you're suppose to be that, this works, that doesn't. Then, it takes a whole lot of deprograming to right all these wrongs, to try to break the bad habits and make them into good. It's not easy, you need to change your mindset around to believe you will succede!! Never mind the numbers.It's only a number. You can keep working towards a goal weight, or measurment, but I'm thinking working on your mindset is just as important.