Tuesday, August 12, 2008
A few weeks ago, I was in the habit of weighing myself every morning. I realized that was going a bit overboard, especially since I lose so little each week. It felt like I was on an emotional rollercoaster. One day I'd be down a pound - JOY! - the next day I'd be up a pound - SORROW. Even though I knew in my head that my weight can easily fluctuate based on fluids and hormones, there was still a part of me that was upset when the scale went up even slightly. The days that I saw the scale go down gave me a burst of energy and confidence, but the days that the scale went up made me frustrated and unmotivated.
So I took a break from the scale. Two whole weeks! (Except for that one visit to the doctor.) The next time I stepped on the scale, I was down a pound. I was tempted to get right back on the scale the next morning, looking for that same affirmation that I was doing something right. But I resisted. I don't need the melodrama of daily weigh-ins.