Blog day 3: How are you doing day to day?

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

This topic is a good one for me today. If you ready my blog from yesterday you know I had a bad scale experience and considered, if only for a moment, I did actually consider throwing in the towel on this whole lose weight and get healthy thing. But, that was yesterday. Today is a completely different story. One day: depression, self-loathing, doubt, frustration, anxiety. The next: top-of-my-game, raring to go, psyched up, happy, self-confident, ready to try new things. Thus is my roller-coaster ride you lucky people get to witness and be a part of. Hang on tight, it gets scary.

And what causes this bipolar craziness? The scale! My mood is attached to that little electronic read out. Now granted, I am a savvy enough dieter to expect the normal fluctuations and have a tough enough skin to not let most of such sad and occasional and unwarranted increases in weight freak me out. I weight myself at the same time every morning and it's mostly good news. But now and then a gain comes along that is too big to ignore and since it usually follows a night of revelry and gastric enjoyment for which I am already feeling somewhat guilty, I let it drive me nuts. Luckily, this does not happen very often. Maybe once, twice a month? And yes, I do manage to recover, get my weight back down but it does take time and it does end up being a set-back and I am not where I should be when I should be there. And it doesn't always follow a night of dinner out. sigh.

For the most part, day to day, I do just great. I don't question working out, I just do it. I don't agonize over food, I just eat the healthy food I've bought or if we're out, I automatically search for the healthiest options available. As long as we're not traveling or attending events, I do just great. I've got great habits that see me through each day. I can loose weight and get healthier if I just do what I need to day each and every day. So, my roller-coaster is mostly hills, tall climbs with great views. Click-clack, click-clack, click-clack. Now let's just do what we can to not let that scale make us crest this hill. Upward, to the clouds!

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  • POPSY190
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    2719 days ago
    This simple little site:


    Only tracks your daily weigh-ins and calculates a moving average, but you know what? It plots a straight weight-loss line over the daily mayhem, and makes you feel instantly fine about that wonky readng.

    2719 days ago
    Oh yes that scale has such on hold on us I myself do weigh in daily I tried not to but it was no use I do use the hacker diet site to get a daily average that way its not such a big fluctuation in my weight Which keep my emotions in check . It is a hard to break up with that darn scale hope you can flee from its grip
    2719 days ago
    Great blog. Thanks for sharing. It can be really hard not to get caught up with a gain on the scale. No matter how logically you try to be about it, sometimes a hammer or an open window seems like the best solution. emoticon

    When I feel that way, I tell myself to breathe (don't hurt the scale). It will be better tomorrow (or else THEN I can hurt the scale). emoticon
    2719 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/5/2013 5:48:43 PM
    It is awful the impact the scale has on our outlook on life!! It is such a ride and we must do our best to make the best of it.
    2719 days ago
    My world has revolved around the scale for as long as I can remember. emoticon
    2719 days ago
    I hope to get to the day where I am comfortable only weighing once a week. I weigh every morning also, but I notice that if I weighed once a week it wouldn't make a lot of difference in the overall picture. Why do we get so hung up on that little electronic read out?
    2719 days ago
    2719 days ago
    Has anyone ever mentioned what a great writer you are? I never fail to either identify with or get a chuckle from your blogs.

    Now, I need to go put on my seat belt for the next roller coaster ride.
    2719 days ago
    I loved this! I hope to get the point you describe, where for the most part your mental reaction is healthy and your choices are healthy. That is so awesome!! And I also love that mental sound picture of climbing the rollercoaster hill. May we just keep slowly clicking and clacking to our goals!!

    2719 days ago
    I know,. I've been maintaining since April 2008 but when I gain it still riles me. Daft because I am fitter and healthier than I ever was!
    2719 days ago
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