Oh yes....as silly as it may seem, I was ecstatic to see the "2" on my scale today....even though it was followed by a ".9" right after it.
It's crazy to have the scale dictate our moods as it does...and I am not saying that it does all that much anymore, but when you have struggled with weight for a loooooooong long time, psychologically, it really does matter.
Yeah, yeah, yeah...It shouldn't - but for a lot of us... it does.
And here we go.... time to chime in with the "it's not about a number" and how "non-scale victories" are more important... and I am NOT saying that these things are not important - oh they are very much so... BUT when you are NOT in uber-exercise mode; when you are NOT in tracking/diet mode; when life hits you with a ton of bricks; when things are just not going well; when you are out of your acceptable range; when your pants are juuuust a little too tight and your shirts are juuuust getting snug the way you DON'T want them to fit...well, the scale number does mean something once again.
What does it mean....well, it means you need to do something about it. So do it. Do what you know what needs to be done.
But I don't care who you are or where you are in this journey... that elusive number (and for me it was just getting into the middle of my maintenance range again)... when you see that glimpse of a number... it really is nice and yes, even joyful to see.
Suuuuure, tomorrow that one tenth of an ounce will be back on and chances are high that the elusive "2" will be gone once again. Probably is gone right now since I have had coffee.. but it's that little moment of "yes!" that comes about to visually affirm that you are doing AOK in the battle.
Does it meant that I should start eating and drinking like a free woman once again? Nope, it just means that I'm back in "the game" and I should just keep doing what I'm doing to feel good (that's very important to me) and to maintain instead of gain.... because let's face it, I was gaining.
By the way....my husband is maintaining as well...and while we live together, we each follow our separate plans when it comes to "the scale creep"... but the basic things we both do: we both go back to how we started losing our weight (for me it was Spark's Fast Break) - we move our bodies more, even if it's household projects to be done (it also keeps us out of the kitchen to eat out of boredom) - we cut back on the favorite snacks and drinks for a bit - and we drink more water....OK, not him as much, but I sure do! LOL
And after all that...the non-scale victory of it all was this: My shorts are now fitting the way I want them to...once again. It was a touch and go there for a bit! LOL The shirts however, are another story entirely...that requires some exercise to firm stuff up... as for that.. in due time...