The power of the scale
Monday, August 13, 2012
I haven't weighed myself for 3 days. This may not sound like much, but I am a bit obsessed with the scale. I routinely weigh myself at least twice a day. The power that damn thing has had over my mood is ridiculous! In the past, I have had days where I have felt good, ate well, been positive and then got on the scale only to not see the numbers move the way I thought they should and it completely shut me down. Crazy! Of course I know all the reasons my weight can fluctuate daily. I know that if the numbers are up today, they could well be under tomorrow as fluid, sodium, female crap, constipation (lol) and a myriad of other body functions transition. Knowing all this never made much of a difference with the emotional connection I have had with the awful thing. The scale is a great way to monitor your progress, IF you don't obsess. If you realize it is but one bit of data in an overall transition to your well being. I will not let the scale determine my mood. I will not let the scale take from me the feelings of accomplishment I have felt or the energy I have had. I will weigh myself, but not daily. Weekly is fine for me as long as I am on track with my eating and fitness. I have hiked everyday. I feel great about it! Not sure if I'm losing weight, but I feel great, I am sleeping better and I am proud of myself.