Saturday, February 09, 2013
This morning I got on the scale and it said 280. Yesterday it said 279. This is why you aren't supposed to weigh every day, right? It was disappointing and discouraging because I know I've been making good choices.
I titled this blog "The First Setback" because I know this won't be the only time I see a discouraging number on the scale. This time though, I am trying to accept that it is a normal part of this journey that it won't always be smooth sailing. I must change my thinking to understand that if I keep plugging away and doing the right things, a setback doesn't mean the end. It means that I just keep pushing and making the right choices and maybe tomorrow or next week, the number on the scale will drop a little more.
Most importantly, I have got to remember how I feel. The number on the scale doesn't say that I have more energy than I have had in YEARS. It doesn't say that my acne has cleared up for the first time in YEARS. It doesn't say that I feel stronger because I've been exercising. The number doesn't say any of that stuff. You know the old saying "actions speak louder than words?" Well I'm changing it to "my body speaks louder than the number on the scale."