Wednesday, January 09, 2013
I've been avoiding the scale for some time now. I knew I gained over the hols and I didn't want to see the damage. I'm back on track with my health, though, and when I was losing weight I was weighing myself every day. I know that weight fluctuates day to day and I never was too bothered by the little changes up or down because the general trend was down and down and down.
So, if that worked for me when I was losing weight, shouldn't I be doing it now again? When I'm overeating, I don't weigh myself. I want to send myself all the signals I can that I am no longer overeating. I'm practicing health.
I stepped on the scale this morning. Yes, it showed a gain. That doesn't matter, because I knew it would. What matters is that I am feeling great and once again the number on the scale isn't important -- what's important is that I'm doing what I need to be healthy.
P.S. I go to the office nurse regularly to have my blood pressure taken. It had gone dangerously high here. That can happen at high altitudes. Having lost so much weight, I now have my BP under control and have for months. What was exciting this morning was that my resting heart rate is 53 -- back down to the range it used to be when I was doing tae kwon do daily.