For the last couple of days I’ve really been trying to avoid what I’m about to say- but I think that the scale forced me to make a decision this morning.
I need to go back on some type of plan.
I stepped on the scale this morning for the first time in (maybe) a week… and it errored out on me! I was so devastated because I FELT like I was making okay choices- however I obviously haven’t been. It makes sense though, I’ve been feeling… heavier. Maybe something good did come out of the no-scale thing for awhile. It helped me be more aware of how my body actually FEELS. Instead of seeing a number and “knowing” I had gone up in weight, I instead FELT my body carrying more weight.
With all that said… I can look at this as a very valuable gain (no pun intended) in this little experiment I did. I know now how to feel my weight rather than “see” my weight on a scale. I now see the scale as a back-up form or “validator” if you will.
I am going to think for the rest of the day and tomorrow a little bit to see what plan I want to try, whether it be calorie counting, weight watchers or something else—because at least when I’m on a plan the number does go down. I now need to figure out how to stay on plan or get on plan quickly after a stumble. I say stumble because I shouldn’t look at each “slip-up” as a fail or a complete “falling off the wagon” episode. I should make it seem like not that big of a deal in my head so I don’t freak out and throw in the towel.
Sorry if none of this is making sense to you! I’m just sorting things out as I write. LOL
Tonight Jacob and I are just going to hang around the house and pack for our trip tomorrow. We will be heading to Hager City, WI for his sisters wedding!
We will be gone at least from noon tomorrow until at least noon on Sunday. I’m super excited!! When we get back on Sunday we’re going to invite our neighbors over for dinner to thank them for letting us use their boat while they were out of town
So anywho- here’s the deal.
1. I learned something from this weight gain- that is progress in of itself! I just need to turn the negative into a positive and move forward.
2. I’d really like to have a fresh start- once again. But hey, like my pal Albert Einstein said: -“I have not failed, I have just found 10,000 ways that don't work.”
3. I’ll have a plan by the end of the day on Sunday and post it. What better time to start fresh than a SUNDAY and on the FIRST OF THE MONTH!? Just kidding, I think anyday- any time is a great day to allow yourself to start over. I just kind of want to relax since this is kind of my last fun thing for the summer
Possible DIMS video to follow this weekend.