I'm sorry, Scale, but I need some space.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
A lot of people have their own personal issues with weight loss; Some people feel hungry all of the time while others can't find the motivation to work out. I struggle with these as well, but I find that one of my biggest problems is my heartbreaking yet seemingly dependent relationship with my scale. There are times when I find myself stepping on that thing multiple times a day. I will step on it before I go to bed and think, "well subtract my heavier-than-usual clothes and that big glass of water I just drank, and it might be 3 pounds less than that in the morning... But that means I've gained since this morning. Nooooo!" *Insert pouty face* I wish I were kidding. I'd wake up in the morning hoping for a fantastic "bathroom visit" to bring that number down just a little bit more. I also felt like sleeping in, stopping any eating/drinking before a certain time at night, or drastically reducing my sodium intake would help me see better results, even if it's only for a day. You should've seen how much I hated that scale during "that time of the month." Ugh.
But it stops now. I feel as though the scale can be a great tool to track progress, but the daily weigh-in (and then some!) is not making me feel any better. Weight fluctuates a little too much to determine a whole lot on a day-to-day basis. I am challenging myself to only step on it once a week and to live life as normal instead of trying to pull last minute tricks out of my hat to create temporary changes in that number it emotionlessly flashes at me. I'll rely on other things to determine if I'm really on track as well, such as my energy levels and how well my clothes are fitting. It can sit on the floor and give me that evil, condescending eye all it wants, but it's time to take back control of this situation. Our weight doesn't define any of us. Rather, I can feel a sense of accomplishment in knowing that I'm giving everything I got to live the healthiest, happiest life I possibly can. ^_^