Thursday, February 28, 2013
We are tearing out our hair! Why is it that a loss of .2 on your scale, especially if it gets you from one level to another can have such an effect on your emotions?
If you move from 139.8 to 140.0 or if you move from 140.0 to 139.8 it is still just .2 either way! So how does such a small number have the power to change your attitude from depressed to elated or vice versa? It's the small amount of gain or loss.
I know some of you are probably shaking your head and thinking "that's the reason I don't weigh myself each and every day." And yes, I suppose that could help. But on the other hand, if I were faced with a 5 POUND gain when I get upset with .2 -- well, how would I react???
Everyone has certain little "triggers" -- for some it is getting into a certain pair of pants you have hanging in your closet, for others it is a certain number on your scale. For some it may be whatever is stuck in their mind; guilt for not exercising, or shame for binging. The only reason we react differently to various things is the importance we place on it. The more important it is to YOU individually, the more you react. Think about it.