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Blog day 3: How are you doing day to day?

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

This topic is a good one for me today. If you ready my blog from yesterday you know I had a bad scale experience and considered, if only for a moment, I did actually consider throwing in the towel on this whole lose weight and get healthy thing. But, that was yesterday. Today is a completely different story. One day: depression, self-loathing, doubt, frustration, anxiety. The next: top-of-my-game, raring to go, psyched up, happy, self-confident, ready to try new things. Thus is my roller-coaster ride you lucky people get to witness and be a part of. Hang on tight, it gets scary.

And what causes this bipolar craziness? The scale! My mood is attached to that little electronic read out. Now granted, I am a savvy enough dieter to expect the normal fluctuations and have a tough enough skin to not let most of such sad and occasional and unwarranted increases in weight freak me out. I weight myself at the same time every morning and it's mostly good news. But now and then a gain comes along that is too big to ignore and since it usually follows a night of revelry and gastric enjoyment for which I am already feeling somewhat guilty, I let it drive me nuts. Luckily, this does not happen very often. Maybe once, twice a month? And yes, I do manage to recover, get my weight back down but it does take time and it does end up being a set-back and I am not where I should be when I should be there. And it doesn't always follow a night of dinner out. sigh.

For the most part, day to day, I do just great. I don't question working out, I just do it. I don't agonize over food, I just eat the healthy food I've bought or if we're out, I automatically search for the healthiest options available. As long as we're not traveling or attending events, I do just great. I've got great habits that see me through each day. I can loose weight and get healthier if I just do what I need to day each and every day. So, my roller-coaster is mostly hills, tall climbs with great views. Click-clack, click-clack, click-clack. Now let's just do what we can to not let that scale make us crest this hill. Upward, to the clouds!

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POPSY190 3/5/2013 7:33PM

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SMARTOAK 3/5/2013 7:09PM

    This simple little site:

http://www.fourmilab.c
h/hackdiet/online/

Only tracks your daily weigh-ins and calculates a moving average, but you know what? It plots a straight weight-loss line over the daily mayhem, and makes you feel instantly fine about that wonky readng.

Enjoy!

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LJR4HEALTH 3/5/2013 5:52PM

    Oh yes that scale has such on hold on us I myself do weigh in daily I tried not to but it was no use I do use the hacker diet site to get a daily average that way its not such a big fluctuation in my weight Which keep my emotions in check . It is a hard to break up with that darn scale hope you can flee from its grip

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HIKER-SQUIRREL 3/5/2013 5:43PM

    Great blog. Thanks for sharing. It can be really hard not to get caught up with a gain on the scale. No matter how logically you try to be about it, sometimes a hammer or an open window seems like the best solution. emoticon

When I feel that way, I tell myself to breathe (don't hurt the scale). It will be better tomorrow (or else THEN I can hurt the scale). emoticon

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JMCADE 3/5/2013 2:46PM

    It is awful the impact the scale has on our outlook on life!! It is such a ride and we must do our best to make the best of it.

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SILVERWITCH59 3/5/2013 2:43PM

    My world has revolved around the scale for as long as I can remember. emoticon

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WIZKEY 3/5/2013 2:38PM

    I hope to get to the day where I am comfortable only weighing once a week. I weigh every morning also, but I notice that if I weighed once a week it wouldn't make a lot of difference in the overall picture. Why do we get so hung up on that little electronic read out?

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SWAYDE 3/5/2013 2:35PM

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KOFFEENUT 3/5/2013 1:13PM

    Has anyone ever mentioned what a great writer you are? I never fail to either identify with or get a chuckle from your blogs.

Now, I need to go put on my seat belt for the next roller coaster ride.

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MRSBETH99 3/5/2013 12:25PM

    I loved this! I hope to get the point you describe, where for the most part your mental reaction is healthy and your choices are healthy. That is so awesome!! And I also love that mental sound picture of climbing the rollercoaster hill. May we just keep slowly clicking and clacking to our goals!!

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NEW-CAZ 3/5/2013 11:59AM

    I know,. I've been maintaining since April 2008 but when I gain it still riles me. Daft because I am fitter and healthier than I ever was!

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