Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A both good and bad day today--

Bad: I stepped on the scale. I saw a number I didn't want to see. It made me feel less good about the good, good work I've been doing. Seriously, why did I feel compelled to get on, to get the "validation" of the scale when how healthy I was feeling, how healthy I knew I was eating, how good I felt about the choices I was making was really all the validation I needed? Anyway, the advice I give to other people is to STAY OFF the scale unless you really feel like you're doing something "wrong" and need to check in to see if your plan is still working. I knew my plan was still working though... and was feeling great. The only thing the scale managed to do was undermine how good I was feeling! How senseless!

Good: I stepped up the exercise today, finally! I feel really good, fresh, healthy. I'm also feeling pleasantly settled in--doing well focusing on the present, not feeling overwhelmed by all that's ahead, not worried so much about "what happens if..." If it weren't for this sore throat, I could count this as an amazing day! :)

Tonight, an early bedtime, some quiet time to read and/or meditate, maybe a game...
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  • LUCYA8
    so true - I know just how this feels - you know you've been good, you've been working hard, but you want some kind of external validation, some kind of proof that you're working and that IT'S working. In my experience, sometimes the times I feel the best and and really making strides, the scale just doesn't reflect that -- and sometimes stepping on the scale, far from shocking me into action, can in fact frustrate and discourage me into INaction. I start backsliding just because of the disappointment. It starts to feel like 'why am I working so hard at this when my hard work doesn't change the number on the scale -- or worse, when it goes UP?''

    But it sounds like you've got a really good mindset and that will really be your strength. You have to remember that weight is a strange and unfaithful barometer -- the way you feel matters a lot more. Just keep working. Keep upping the workouts and be mindful in your choices and your body will get to where it needs to be.

    Now if only I can remember that.... :)
    3775 days ago
    I prefer not to step on the scale unless I feel awesome. If you think the number might be bad, don't step on unless you know you've been bad and need a SHOCK to action. That's what I say anyway!!! Good for you for tossing the number with some grains of good sense salt and coming out with the result -- hey, I know I'm doing the right stuff. :)
    3775 days ago
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