Bye, Bye, scale
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
In my last Bog I mentioned that I was a bit concerned about gaining weight when I introduced exercise. I thought what the heck. How can I be doing all the right healthy things and gain weight? I have to admit, I'm a bit of a type A personality when I start something. So if I start to diet everything has to be perfect. I can't "wing it" at all so to speak. Everything needs to be planned out. I have to set goals and deadlines in place to challenge myself. I need to meet those goals by a certain date to feel successful..... or so I thought.
In the past I would have thrown in the towel disregarded the 14lbs I did lose so far and been on a binge already. But I felt like been there done that maybe try something different, change things up. So I went surfing around on Spark reading other people's blog's, asked for advice, talked to my family and got some really good feedback. I have to say the people on Spark are the best! I don't think the people that are motivators truly understand how they can change people and keep them going.
So having said all that I've decided to abandon my typical type A personality, step out of my comfort box and push through and embrace the journey.
I'm NOT going to get on the scale everyday and weigh myself, worry about every single calorie I put in my mouth (eg. counting ketchup, mustard ), worry about missing a day of exercise.
I WILL continue drinking my water, eating in range and walking 3 miles, 5 days a week, add strength training in over the next week or two. I WILL weigh myself in a month and see what has transpired. I will measure my success over the next month by how my clothes feel, how my energy level feels, and how I emotionally feel.
So I will put the scale in the closet and say bye till next month
Big breath in..... Big breath out.....