Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Tuesdays were my "weigh" days but I came up with this little gimmick for myself and decided if I changed the day to Wednesday I could call it Weighday Wednesday. So here we are - Debbie vs "THE SCALE"
Last week I had a really bit weight loss - 5#. So realistically I should be content that I didn't GAIN anything this week, right? And I told myself this BEFORE I stepped on Mr Scale...reminded myself about the 5# loss last week...mentally congratulated myself for my determination...But sure enough, as soon as Mr Scale showed me the numbers, disappointment rained down like a spring shower. I mean, come on, what's the deal Mr Scale?
At this point I'd like to mention that over the last few weekends I've been switching my wardrobe around - packing away the heavy winter stuff and laundering the lighter weight spring/summer items. There were a few of the spring items I debated laundering at all because they hadn't been worn - you know - they had shrunk in the dryer last year and by the end of the season I just couldn't get them on anymore!
But I decided to be optimistic - after all I'm living a new lifestyle. My new lifestyle change should allow me to expand my wardrobe with some of those "shrunken" cloths. So I laundered them and put them in my closet.
So this morning, after rechecking the number on the scale (repeatedly), I looked at the outfit laid out for today and asked myself if I should still attempt to get into those shrunken pants? Shaking my head I figured, "Why not..." and pulled on the slacks, expecting the worst.
Well bless my buttons, (and waist) they fit and are actually a little baggy
Disappointment out the window - joy and celebration enter stage right! Lesson for the first Weighday Wednesday: Mr Scale is not the ultimate determinator!
And what a revelation for me - the number on the scale isn't the only degree by which to measure success. My body is changing even if the numbers aren't.
Congrats to me (and to everyone who's let Mr Scale determine your successes)!