Monday, July 21, 2014
MAINTENANCE - Changing attitude about the scale:
I am up one pound from yesterday. Still solidly in my goal weight range. I ate excellently yesterday. It is a fluctuation. It is okay. Everybody knows this; even me. But I still have to remind myself. I am committed to using the scale regularly as a tool and to benefit from the feedback it gives me. I am changing my attitude. Changing attitude takes some work. I'll get there.
Part of me thinks it is absolutely ridiculous to be having this inner dialog, and even sillier putting it out there. Isn't it obvious how I should think? But I suspect there are people besides me struggling with this simple truth: weight fluctuates. The scale gives you incomplete data, sometimes confusing, especially in the short run. In the long run, the trends scales measure are extremely valuable as a weight management tool.
Going to run the high school track this evening with a group of fast runners and a knowledgeable volunteer coach. I'm expecting one or more of my Saturday Galloway runners to join me, so there will be at least one other person running about my pace. If there is lightning or the speed intervals total less than 2.25 miles, I'll go to the Y to complete the workout.
Wishing everyone a happy, healthy day!!