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Reflection...

Monday, July 22, 2013

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:
emoticon Drinking plenty of water daily!
emoticon emoticon emoticon Exercising at least 5 days per week for 20 minutes!
emoticon ST at least twice a week.
emoticon emoticon emoticon Eating fruit daily!
emoticon emoticon emoticon Eating veggies daily!

NEEDS IMPROVEMENT:
Falling back into some unhealthy habits!
Need to intensify my workouts!
Need to emoticon 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.

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FUNGIRL81005 7/24/2013 12:16AM

    I totally agree!! You are doing Great!! I love to batch cook. It puts the stress out whats for each meal for about 4 days...You should try....
Awesome on the exercising!! Stay STRONG!! emoticon

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FITAT50 7/23/2013 10:12PM

    Pick one thing each day to work on, don't overwhelm yourself trying to do it all. You can do it!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 7/23/2013 12:48PM

    emoticon Keep doing what you know to do and the rest will follow. Focusing on the positives is a good way to stay strong and motivated.

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LRSILVER 7/23/2013 3:39AM

    Keep at it and you will succeed.

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SUSANBEAMON 7/23/2013 1:13AM

  the scale is nobody's friend. that's why it should only be one of the means of measuring how we are doing. focusing on that number, even when your body has gotten tighter and you have more energy and your clothes fit better, is a good way to hurt yourself.

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MAGGIEVAN 7/22/2013 11:26PM

    You will make it work, I know you. Keep on concentrating on the right thing to do. Remember the scale is just one of many indicators of your health. I concentrate now on having healthy blood works every 6 months. That for me is more important than the scale. I know in a team set-up that will not work. Fond other things that will work for you.

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