Tuesday, November 06, 2012
On November 1st I posted a blog entry about starting over with the new approach of weighing & measuring on the 1st of each month ONLY. I figured this would help me focus on my eating habits/exercise, and how I actually FEEL as a result of what I'm doing instead of focusing on whether or not it's making that scale move. After all feeling better, and yes, looking better, are what it's about, not about what that little contraption has to say about how I'm doing.
I am a NOTORIOUS scale-hopper...that thing seems to have some kind of gravitational pull that sucks me in if I get anywhere near it, so I knew this would be kind of tough for me, but vowed to do what it took to stick to my plan to not weigh again til December 1st. Turns out what it took was to take the scale out of the bathroom and stick it in my son's closet and tell him not to give ti back to me til December 1st! LOL! It was taunting me every time I entered the bathroom. I resisted, and have not weighed since Nov 1st, but it was a daily struggle to stay off of it, so I decided I'd just remove the temptation.
When I did it, my son looked at me like I was a little nutty (which I am) and said, "I hope I don't forget to give it back to you on that day." Oh son...you silly man (he's 21), you won't HAVE to remember, because I will be coming for it!
Well I realize it hasn't even been a week yet, but so far I think this is actually VERY helpful to me! I am paying attention to what I eat, tracking it all, and making sure I get plenty of water, and tracking that. I'm not on board with my exercise yet...the time change along with an increase in my workload means it has been dark when I get home from work, so I'm going to have to push myself to work it in while I watch tv or take breaks at work (god forbid! lol) and go walk around the parking lot or something. Most importantly I am starting to feel better already. Too soon to feel a difference in how my clothes fit, but my energy level is improving and I'm starting to get that confidence back that comes with feeling like I am actually in control of my eating habits.
So far, so good!