Sunday, January 20, 2013
i'm easily discouraged by the scale these days. i've started exercising more, and my calorie limit has gone down by about 300 or so (thanks SP :P ), but my weight hasn't gone anywhere since before the new year. it went up after Christmas but is taking its sweet time coming back down now.
i keep reading things about how it's normal for your weight to go up when you start a new exercise program. i'm trying to keep that in mind, but it's so hard to stay positive when you have a goal and can't reach it, even when you feel like you're doing things right.
i weigh myself every Sunday morning, as soon as i hop out of bed and use the bathroom (sometimes i hop on mid-week out of curiosity, but those aren't "official" weigh-ins). every Sunday i toy with the idea of just stopping the weigh-ins altogether. part of my problem with Weight Watchers was that i was chaining myself to scale readouts and point values, forgetting that this process is supposed to be about ME, not numbers. i've come too far for that to happen again. i know that i've made progress with SP without obsessing as much about what the scale says--i even tell other people that there are other ways to measure success. but i don't practice what i preach anymore. i feel like i'm falling back into those old habits.