The scale and I have NOT been great friends for quite some time! Last year at this time I was a good 15 lbs lighter, however, the strange thing is that there hasn't been much of a change in the way my clothes are fitting. I see in the mirror that I look so much more fit than even last year at this time. My hubby says I look great, but that scale just hasn't changed much. It goes down a pound here and then back up 2, back down 1.5, up a pound, you get the point. There is just NO rhyme or reason. I have been doing great with exercising until recently. I still have been at least exercising for 5 days a week, just losing my ambition. My nutrition has kind of done the same thing, I am NOT usually an emotionally eater, but it seems that lately that may be what I am doing. I didn't realize that a person could change from NOT being an emotional eater, to someone who now is. I find it very frustrating because it means I am going to have to change my perspective on how I deal with increasing stressful situations. I just wonder if this scale thing has really been the root cause of the change in my motivation, almost like it is sabotaging my efforts. Once a cycle starts, it sure seems so difficult to break. I think that it really is time NOT to worry too much about what the scale says, the difficulty in that is going to be the TEAM factor. I sometimes actually feel so down and upset when my weight is up, I feel like I am totally letting my TEAM down. It bums me out SOO very much, but I am afraid in order for me to keep going in the right direction, I am going to have to take the pressure off of myself. I can't FOCUS completely on the scale right now, I just need to FOCUS on what I am doing right, and continue to work on any areas that may need more of an improvement.
WHAT I AM DOING RIGHT:
Drinking plenty of water daily!
Exercising at least 5 days per week for 20 minutes!
ST at least twice a week.
Eating fruit daily!
Eating veggies daily!
Falling back into some unhealthy habits!
Need to intensify my workouts!
procrastinating and getting workouts done earlier in the day!
Track more often!
Eat MORE freggies, fresh food and less processed stuff!
Cook more in the summer, or learn to batch cook to make it easier on myself!
Find Stress relief alternatives!
The art of losing weight is NOT an exact science, but it sure would be nice if there was a foolproof indicator to show you what you are doing right in your journey and what you could use some improvement on.