New blogger - the power of the scale!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Ok, so I am going to try this. I have been so disappointed by the scale lately and was thrilled to see that todays video from Sparkcoach was just about this. I used to weigh myself every day, but I am trying to weigh myself only twice a week. Last week, I only lost 1.5 pounds and I was soooooooooooooo disappointed. Today I climbed on the scale and it looked the same. I know it is silly to look for quick results after a lifetime (well MANY years at least) of starving myself and gaining a ton of weight. My body was in full force starvation mode! Now I am eating my mininum calories every day. (So proud of myself for that!) Last week was the first week I met my calorie goals every day. And this week I am not only making my calorie goals, but I have managed to adjust my fat content to wihin the goal perameters as well! Wahoo!
So, I ask myself, why am I still so upset? The scale. Why do I judge myself by a set of numbers instead of how good I am beginning to feel? I see a difference in how my jeans are fitting! I feel a little bit more energetic, and yet that scale haunts me!
All I want is to be thinner! Is that such a terrible thing? I want to be healthier, too, but according to the doctor (other than my weight) I am very healthy! SIGH!! I want so bad to get down below 200 before my husband's birthday. This is where I really struggle! A HUGE part of me says if you starve yourself and work out a little, you will drop the weight. I know it isn't true, but it is such a temptation when the scale moves soooooooooooooo slowly!!
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    It maybe time to get the tape out and leave the scales for a week or two.

    You will be overjoyed if inches come off as it is not all about weight.

    Good luck

    1820 days ago
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