Thursday, August 16, 2012
Week 1: 1 lb down
Week 2: 1 lb down
week 3: .2 lb down SAY WHAAAT?? .2? Not even an entire stick of butter? piffle
Week 4: 1.2lb down that's more like it
Week 5: NOTHING zip Nada Zilch... I stayed the same. (envision steam coming out of ears)
Week 6: 1.4 down (hear that huge sigh of relief? And satisfaction?)
OK who's obsessed w/ the scale? um.... oh wow... yes that'd be moi!
Week 3 and 5 I was beside myself. What had I done wrong? Moreover, what had I done RIGHT on the other weeks that I hadn't done on those weeks? I looked at my trackers... hmmmm.... looks suspiciously similar all weeks. Well this is JUST NOT FAIR!
But what would I tell someone ELSE in this situation?
AHEM.... Dear... your body fat and the scale don't have watches and calendars. They don't say OMG it's weigh in day... GET READY. HERE SHE COMES!! Sometimes there is a lag in the results of all that hard work. But BEWARE! Equally sometimes there is a lag in the results of a week of indulgence. So the moral of the story?
PATIENCE. I need patience. Things often happen in their own time. Not MY time.
FOCUS. I need to focus on what I need to do to be healthy; let the scale follow along at it's OWN SLOW (sigh) PACE.
DETERMINATION. I need to maintain the determination I have, in spite of a disappointing scale.
FORGIVENESS. I will indulge. OK big deal, get over it and deal. Move on sistah!
HONOR. I need to honor myself for the work I've done. My cholestrol is now 160! My watch needs to have a link taken out (whooop di freaking do... I'm getting THIN WRISTS). I exercise more. I sleep better. I have more energy.
ENVISION. It's so very very far away but I'm beginning to be able to envision what life will be like at my healthy weight. Fewer aches and pains. No 106 blood sugars. Oh and yeah... i'll look a heckofa lot better. And the scale will smile at me one day.
Yeah. There's that.