Thursday, September 13, 2012
I made the mistake of getting on scale at the wrong time. It was at the end of day after late dinner. Not my usual weigh in time. I just wanted some validation that I was doing well on my journey. Needless to say not something I would recommend. The scale did not tell me what I wanted to see; wasn't even going in the right direction.
I was quite frustration and ready to throw in the towel. I should know better! I really piled on the negative talk! I took a moment to search Weight Gain on Sparkpeople. There were plenty of articles and postings about the frustrating adventure. Explain this is normal with exercise and gaining muscle. Suggestions to drink water and monitor food consumption. Some blogs I read commented and had pictures to prove that scale number is not the only thing to use for validation. Pictures were good to see. Although scale the same or higher, they looked healthier.
This is just what I needed to stay focus. Looking back I have meeting exercise goals. Up to 2 mile walk.
My goal is to also eat healthier. Drinking 8 cups of water and 4-5 servings of fruits and veggies.
I occasionally look at where I started from. Food portions and calories have improved. Exercise more regular. Back pain is not constant and don't always wake up stiff. Feeling more energized and confident. Few clothes are fitting better. (Why is it that my bra is fitting better? I have to say I do not want to lose there.) All these should validate that I am on the right track, I need to change my mindset!