Friday, August 19, 2011
Have you ever been belittled by a video game? It goes something like this...
"Hi! It's been a while since I've seen you. Been too busy to exercise huh? Well, let's get you on the scale... OH! That's overweight! Hmm... looks like you've gained a little since last time! You aren't going to reach your goal at this rate. What are you doing wrong? Snacking, overeating, not exercising? To be at healthy weight you need to be 30 pounds lighter! Let's set a new goal..."
So... I really only use the Wii Fit as a scale, and to "stamp" the days I work out. Regardless, the scale doesn't lie. Why aren't I losing weight? Why is the scale stuck between 161 - 162 pounds? I've revamped my eating habits, and work out more than I ever have, but that scale is so stubborn! And honestly... in high school I was a happy 142 pounds, yet for a "healthy" BMI I'm supposed to get down to 132? I would wear a size 2 or 4 if I lost that much. Is that really healthy or just extra skinny? I like having a little curve (and my husband does too!).
So, I suppose I'm just going to have to be a little more committed. I admit, working out only 2-3 times a week is probably my downfall. Will I have to work out 5-6 times a week for the rest of my life to keep from ballooning? Is maintaining really easier than losing?
I think I've lost my mind... which is a lot easier than losing weight!