Just when I decided my weight is my top fitness priority for now, my scale decides to mess around and play with me! Earlier this week it seemed to be functioning. It said 128.2 yesterday, the day before 129.6, and the day before that -- when I'd had a little slip so expected an increase -- it was at 130, and the day before that 128.2, before that several days at 127.something, and one at 126.6. I had a good day yesterday and really expected to be 127.X, but I got on the scale and saw:
I couldn't believe that, so I stepped off and back on a few seconds later:
I knew that could not be right, so I hopped on again:
Now let me say that in the past four years I don't think I've ever weighed 3 times in one day, let alone in one minute. I don't think it is a good thing to weigh repeatedly, but perhaps I need a new scale! Or I could go back to my old scale that seems to be reliable, but you can only tell the weight within about two pounds. Really, that is close enough. The more I think about that option, the better I like it.
During the time I lost the most weight I stayed off the scale except for a weekly official weigh in. I found that as long as I stayed focused on my lowest weigh in of each month I saw progress and did not get de-motivated. In maintenance I have done better during times when I weigh daily, though. Now I am confidently maintaining an 80 pound weight loss; haven't been over 132 pounds for some time. However, I want to get back to maintaining an 86 pound loss at 126 pounds. So I've got to be sensible about the scale and not let it get me down. Especially with shananigans like this morning!!
That said, let's look at some other things in my life. Here are some more of the flower pictures. The first one is a 35 year old azalea bush in our front yard:
younger dwarf azalea bush in the back yard:
pink azaleas in the back yard:
more azaleas in the back yard:
The close ups seem to load, but the pictures of the whole bush don't, at least not without cropping. Hmmm. So I don't have a picture of the darkest shade azalea that SP likes yet.
Here is Natalie on the trapeze:
Here's Gwen in the swing, pretending to take a picture of me taking a picture:
My lunch today, a red bell pepper and reduced fat cheese omlet and some grapes:
So maybe as I look around and find the meaningful things in my life (my flowers, my grandkids, my food???) I will gain some perspective on the scale. Oh, I ran 6.25 miles this morning, just running as my body told me it wanted to run. I spent 80 minutes, but 10 minutes was a slow warm up and 10 were a slow cool down. Love to run!!
Wishing you all great perspective and great days!!!