A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties." Harry S. Truman
Yesterday the scale was up three pounds . I looked and looked at the darn thing but nothing changed. Maybe it will today maybe it won't .
The pessimist in me stared and said you have got to be kidding. Why ,Why, does this always happen to me. Why can't I be a toothpick .I give up here is my white flag. Do you see my white flag scale Gods. I don't care anymore .I am off to go eat a bag of chips and then maybe a donut so there.
Then I turned around and the Optimist in me smiled. I thought about what i had eaten all week and what I had exercised and how little I slept. These all added to my problem. Plus I knew that some of it was water weight.
Three pounds is a lot ha ha the pessimist said.!!! You can't fix that give up!!!
Three pounds is nothing the optimist said.!!! Sush!!! Plus I have a plan. This week I will drink more water, eat more veggies and less meat. I will make sure I get enough sleep .I will continue with the strength training because I am adding muscle and although it is adding to my weight gain in the long run it will help me to burn more calories and look thinner and toner. I will not walk like a slug but a women of purpose and maybe even swing my arms a bit. Lastly I will let nature take its course.
I am so glad I am an optimist if your not now you should work on it I see happiness and success on the way .What do you see? Hugs Thanks so much for reading my blogs.
Your optimism is infectious! Thanks for writing this blog. And I love the fact that instead of throwing in the towel, you have devised a plan and are reengergized to attain your goal! Have a great weekend! 1580 days ago
The scale no longer rules my life either other numbers are so much more important - blood pressure and so on ....... Good example of how many of us feel , especially in the beginning of our journey - three pounds is average fluctuation weight , beside the stress of the fire drill - tricky , tricky Hypothalamus ruling over our starvation mode !! Karen 1580 days ago
Well done!! I too have finally gotten this in my head!! It's not REALLY 3 pounds of fat!!! Thank Heavens for Sparkpeople and our Sparkfriends for all the wonderful information so that we don't give in to our binges!!!!
Have a wonderful day my friend~!~ Together we can not fail! 1580 days ago
Those darn scale devils are the meanest creatures! I know the feeling and I like your plan, it is also my plan! Go get them! Let's drown them in our water! I hear they don't like us drinking all that water at all!!! 1580 days ago
2BDYNAMIC I think the plan sounds great!! ........ I am willing to bet it is water too! .......... One more day or even the next and you should see a big difference! ..... Now here is a hug right back ............... 1580 days ago
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