To WEIGH or NOT TO WEIGH; that is the ?!
Friday, June 11, 2010
Weigh in was today. I lost 1 lb.
I lost 2.5 last week.
I lost 2 the week before.
5.5 in 3 wks is good.
I was not happy with just losing 1 lb this week though!
It hit me today that is is silly to be unhappy with this.
I am still working on mentality and changing my way of thinking. I keep having to remind myself this is a journey to change your habits, to get healthy, to get fit.
I kept thinking this is not a race or a journey with a FINISH LINE; the sooner you get this in your thick head the happier you will be.
I set goals in my head that say lose 2 lbs every week. (YES I KNOW… previously I said on a blog 1.5 lbs lost per week was my goal) but secretly I expected 2 or more from myself~!
I realize today that I am struggling with this crazy way of thinking!
Yes goals are good but the scales are not the only way to measure success. AMEN!
1. FEELING BETTER PHYSICALLY
-I move easier
-I bend over easier
-I pick stuff up that I drop allot easier
-I can get up off the floor or out of a chair easier
-I can play with the grandchildren easier
-I have more stamina walking across the parking lot at Wal-Mart or the yard
(before I would huff and puff and then couldn’t talk if I saw someone I knew, LOL)
-My jeans from 5-24 that were tight are now baggy and I have to wear a belt and the but just sags on me.
-The 4 inches I have lost since 5-24 have been so very noticeable in my gut. I still have a muffin top but nothing like it was 3 wks. ago
-I can feel HIP bones!
-I can press on my stomach and feel to the core the hardness of muscle that is underneath my belly fat.
-My bras fit better and I have less “spillage” on the outside edges!
-My face doesn’t look as puffy as it did 3 wks. ago. (probably from giving up the Mtn. Dew)
-My mind is more clear now (not foggy or dazed feeling) coz I have really laid off the junk food and processed food 90% of the time I eat fresh and clean food.
-I feel more confident about myself when I go somewhere because although I am overweight I know I am making life-changing choices that will create a new me.
SO ALL THIS TO SAY-
I wonder if just measuring inches weekly makes more sense because I have discovered I STILL let those silly scales hold allot of power. I am aware of it and I don’t like it!
I want to use them as a guide but I have to admit they still DEPRESS me or at least set my mood!
What do you guys think…? I guess different strokes for different folks!
I can relate to VOICEOFTRUTH1 on this more and more!
GORDIESMOMMY recently posted a blog that really spoke to me also. Here is the link to it:
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