Friday, January 18, 2013
You feel grand when the scale is going down while you're trying to lose weight! You must have been doing something right and it's releasing all the fat you had gained! It makes you want to keep on going!
Then you come to that first week where the scale doesn't move or worse yet you gained a little bit. You wonder what you did wrong. You couldn't have done anything to do that!
So what do you do then? The scale didn't agree, so should you get depressed and throw in the towel for a non-loss? Do you go back to your go-to food? Do you just sit around and grumble? Do you decide you'll just go and binge the rest of the day?
You know what you should do? You've been using the trackers, right? It should all be there in writing. You go back and look at what you did. Did you eat in your ranges, too much or too little for the amount of movement you do can stop the weight loss. Did you eat in your range, but not move as much this week? Did you have a salty day before you weighed in? Have you been working out hard enough that you're gaining more muscle than losing fat? Did you lose enough weight that you should have reset your trackers and you really should be eating a little less?
You must remember that there are a number of factors that stall weight loss. But no matter what it is, you should not give up! You've come this far and it's not worth giving up. Try measuring again to see what your inches are. Remember how hard it was to walk when you first started. Congratulate yourself on how far you've come! Change up something you're doing. Add weights to your routine or do some yoga or any body bearing exercises. Try a new video or class, but don't just decide to sit on your butt and give up.
The scale is just one part of your new way of life. It may not have as much of a hold on you later as it might right now. It should not determine how you feel about the day. You are getting stronger every day! It can go either way on a daily basis, but you know that it will downward trend over a long time. You show that scale how well you're doing by not giving it the power to determine your day!