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Don't let the scale define you!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Everyone has their moments where they feel like their stuck, like theyíve been treading in the same place and havenít moved an inch, at least thatís how I felt this morning. I donít know why but I have had this habit or obsession rather with getting onto the scale every morning and checking my weight. Well this morning it was up a few pounds and it honestly felt like everything inside my all my motivation all my drive everything just everything came crashing down. Itís silly I know especially because of course i took nothing into consideration ie: water weight the fact that where i live is under extremely high humidity warnings right now & that can fluctuate weight, and the list can go on & on. But I just decided to feel sorry for myself and mope around, then as i was cleaning (cause thatís what I do when Iím upset) I began to think how silly i was being, how far I have actually come and how stupid it is to let a number on a scale determine how my day is going to go or what my mood is going to be that day. I feel like so many of us let that stupid number get to us when in fact it doesnít mean anything, we have all come so far and have exceeded so much,we have pushed trough plateaus and have done workouts that we never imagined we could ever do, lifted weigh we never thought we could lift,and that number on that scale had nothing to do with that,it was only by our inner strength and determination that we have pushed and transformed our bodies to better ourselves and become healthy. So I guess what Iím getting to is even though I do have a goal weight that I am striving to reach Iím not going to obsess over the scale any longer Iím not going to let it determine who I am or how far I have come by what the number says. I am going to strive to be the healthiest that I can be, Iím going to focus on pushing forward and not letting anything or anyone keep me in one place and thatís good enough for me. So no matter what remember you are better then a number and DONíT ever let it EVER define who you are!
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MICROGIRLIE 6/18/2012 5:14PM

    I know what you mean, and I used to get on every day, but now I only do it once a week. It's enough.
Like you I have a goal weight, but I also have goal clothes that I want to fit again. One pair of pants I put on yesterday were too big! Which was great, as I thought I was "normal" sized when I bought them. Maybe I'm a smaller "normal" now?! I havent tried the ultimate goal jeans yet, and there is that one dress that I'd like to wear again come summer.
Numbers shouldn't define us you're right, but somehow they do. I guess it's all about knowing you're doing everything right (well most of the time), living healthier, feeling good about ourselves, and not letting a stink number on a scale upset us. But then sometimes that number is really motivating! Maybe we should change our goals so they aren't a number?
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