Skewed by the Scale - NO! Not this time.
Sunday, October 06, 2013
Left the keys in the car and Hub took the car to church because he had to be there early. Looks like I'm going to have a morning off. :D
I'm trying to maintain proper perspective. It's All Attitude!! Right? I lost a pound this week, but had hoped for 2 (or 3) being that it's early in my program and historically I lose faster then. But I DID gain almost 1 percent body mass in muscle, according to my scale. Fat percentage didn't move, but seeing the muscle increase is good. The ST must be taking effect. And I lost an inch off my hips and abdomen, which is another good measure.
So, ONCE AGAIN, we will not get skewed about the scale!!!
Besides, the even more important thing is that I'm changing my life, not my weight. Weight loss is an effect. I have a goal weight, but I always wonder what my "natural" weight is, when I find out what my daily calorie level is for not gaining and I work out three days a week, plus stay active. It might or might not be my goal weight, which is okay. One day I hope I figure out what it is. Kind of a neat thought.
So, I'm not going to go eat a huge lunch, I'm not going to snack, and I am headed back to the gym on Monday morning. Because that is my lifestyle. All I really have to do is just wait for the weight to keep disappearing. A year from now I will neither remember nor care that in week 3 of the plan I lost one pound instead of two.
Big picture, people!!
Edit - I have to laugh at myself and say something about my "attitude" that people sometimes comment on. I often come to a blank blog page with an attitude that would make paper curl and smoulder. But blogging helps me work through it and improve it. I'm not always this sunny. :P :D
Edit 2 - And I should note that some people would just as soon toss me in a lake to see me even come close to complaining about losing a pound. And they'd be right.