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Mid-Week Check In

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Ok, technically it's not "mid-week" but it is mid-work week so that counts. Plus I need a little support to help me break a little bad habit!! emoticon

So far things are going well. I tracked EVERYTHING I ate on Monday and Tuesday, logged over 100 minutes of exercise, burned over 500 calories and generally feel good about the transition back into the healthy lifestyle. I do get extremely anxious when I think about the long-term (as in the 12 week challenge, it seems SO far away and almost impossible to complete) so I am continuing to enforce my ONE DAY AT A TIME attitude. I even put a note on my desk that simply says "ODAAT" so when I start to feel overwhelmed I am reminded to take a breather and just worry about today.

Push-up and sit-up challenge is also going well the first two days. It definitely has worked as motivation to do the extra exercises because I want to fill something out on that chart EVERY SINGLE DAY! I am already sore from the push-ups but I'm realizing it only takes a couple minutes to knock out 50 push-ups (girl push-ups, come on I'm not superwoman!) So I think it will definitely benefit me. And of course the sit-ups will benefit me. My midsection is the area that needs the most help. I can't wait to have a flat stomach and smokin' guns! emoticon

So confession time: I am obsessed with weighing myself. In general I don't think I'm an obessive person. But if I'm being honest with myself there are some things that I latch onto and then become obsessive about them and weighing myself is one of them.

So on Monday I weighed myself and tracked because it was the first day of the competition. By the end of the day, after I worked out, I actually weighed myself again before I got a shower. I KNOW!! Stupid...yesterday I had to really talk myself out of it and was successful. Same thing this morning. I moved the scale out of the bathroom and into a bedroom closet so it's not AS convenient to get to on a daily basis.

Logically, I KNOW that I shouldn't be weighing myself after 2 days because I KNOW that I am expecting to see results. But that is silly. Even if I did get on the scale and saw a change in number, at this point it is probably just a fluctuation. However, it will affect me (good or bad) and that is NOT good. But I feel the compulsive need to check my weight and get that gratification for the work and effort I've put in the last two days.

I am starting to realize that this was one of my major downfalls in the competition last year. I was weighing myself every day and dare I say it, sometimes more than once a day. I wanted that instant gratification of knowing that my not eating something I wanted or my busting my butt at the gym was automatically accounted for. I got so frustrated last year that I quit the competition because I saw changes in my body but no change on the scale. I vowed not to weigh myself for a month. When I did, I had dropped 12lbs!!! So I know that it makes a difference but somewhere deep inside I have the nagging feeling to check the scale, everyday, sometimes multiple times a day.

I am not going to throw my scale away because I do want to check it on a weekly basis (Monday's) and hold myself accountable for the changes I see but I have to really force myself to get past this NEED to weigh constantly and receive the validation from the scale on a daily basis....ugh. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

So if it's any other day than Monday, feel free to ask me if I've weighed myself today and I will answer honestly. Maybe that will help this obsession take a backseat!
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  • AMBERT27
    Thanks DRASADAF! You're so sweet. I am working on not checking it daily BECAUSE I know I let myself get emotional about it (ie disappointed if it doesn't go down or even not down enough) but we all have to do what works for us. Thanks for your support.

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    1383 days ago
    sometimes its ok to check ur weight daily if u know u wont get obsessed with it..honestly i do it everyday...helps me correct myself ur blogs
    1383 days ago
    You are doing great! These blogs help you stay accountable! It can be a real challenge not weighing yourself everytime you feel like it, but you can do it! I'm kind of like the pot calling the kettle black because I weigh myself all the time, too. Just remember that you are a successful woman, beautiful inside and out, no matter what # shows on the scale. Keep up the good work!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1384 days ago
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