Thursday, September 08, 2011
I'm challenging myself to go a month without getting on a scale.
The last 3 weeks I've been obsessing about why the scale hasn't moved. I've been eating within my range and doing at least 45 mins of cardio 6 days a week. So why the hell wasn't that number going down?!?!?I hate to use the P word but i'm pretty sure that's what was it was.
By the way, plateaus SUCK! They suck in a my DVR broke and I've lost all my episodes of Greys Anatomy, or your hairdresser said let's go blonde and now you look like a cheetah, or that gorgeous new white swimsuit turns see-though when you get wet at your bosses annual picnic kind of suck. I spent the last few weeks second guessing everything I put into my mouth. Hopping...ok lightly stepping (wouldn't want to break the poor thing) onto the scale first thing when I wake up, after I showered, after I exercised, before bed.... Pretty much every time I was in the bathroom. I'd adjust my calories, going under some days so maybe I'd see a change in the number. I'd go over calories one or two days because hey maybe I wasn't eating enough. I was frustrated, tired and really doubting my ability to continue when I broke down and binged last weekend.
So here I am now one pound lighter and vowing not to step on a scale for a month. How did I break the plateau and decide to shove the scale to the furthest reaches of my closet?
I changed things. I joined new sparkteams, set new goals and added strength training. My routine was getting tired so all I needed was a little change to re-light my Spark.
I'm going without the scale so that I can work towards being healthy and not worry about a silly number on a scale. I don't need to know how many ounces I've lost after I work out and I don't need to be wasting so much time in the bathroom standing on a little white box that I use to help me decide how I feel about myself that day. No longer will the scale have the power to put me in a bad mood. I'm in charge of how I feel. Not the scale.