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Trial and Errors

Monday, May 06, 2013

I have been crazy grumpy, moody and making horrible food choices lately. Turns our my "monthly visitor" has decided to come after almost a year hiatus. I would say I'm upset but really I am just happy to have a reason for the way I have been feeling/acting lately. The only bad thing is that it has had some negative effects on my weight.

That being said I am have decided to take part in the "NO WEIGH MAY"

For the rest of May I am not going to weigh myself (normally I weight myself everyday at the gym). I know the daily weigh-ins can be beneficial but they can also be very stressful. I know after weekends, especially ones like this weekend, I get really anxious about weighing myself in the morning. And when the scale doesn't come up with the number I want, it puts me in a funk. It kind of brings me down for my workout, which really is one of my favorite times of the day.

This maintenance period is all about figuring out what works for me. The thing is, just because things, like daily weigh-ins, work for other people doesn't mean that they will work for me. I think the point of maintenance is finding a way to make health a priority but also take life back. For the past two years my entire life has been wrapped up in losing and keeping the weight off. Somewhere in there I forgot that there is an entire world going on around me.

I know that for me maintenance is going to be a lot more about losing and gaining, hopefully all the while staying in "MY" healthy weight range, but not freaking out too bad if I go a little higher (as long as it doesn't last very long). I think that at this point it is far more important to get back into life, I need to be a present and active member of my family. I know that I have been so focused on losing weight that I have missed out on life. Every thought has been wrapped around calories, exercise, meal plans, really anything that has to do with weight.

Don't get me wrong, it was necessary but really what is the point in being healthy if you're not truly living life? Luckily I love to exercise and through this journey it has become more of a habit than a chore and truly is now just part of my life.

Anyways just a little venting. I am looking forward to making this month full of stress free gym days, and I'm excited to see what the end result is. Maybe it will become my regular, to just weigh in once a month, on the other hand if it's not so good of a result at least it's a learning experience and I have only lost one month of the rest of my life. But really maintenance is all about Trial and Errors.

You can't succeed if you don't try.
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    I can't weigh often or it becomes more detrimental than helpful. I know exactly what you mean about the anxiety towards getting on the scale, especially after a weekend. Good luck and have fun with your "No Weigh May"!! Enjoy your workouts!
    2142 days ago
  • CYALE76
    I agree not everything works for everyone, I had been stuck for a while and was stressing over my calories well I decided about a month ago to stop tracking my food to just eat healthy and wouldn't you know it the scale started to move again. Enjoy living your life I know you will find the balance and what works for you. emoticon
    2142 days ago
    Hey Jess!
    You certainly have my sympathy over the return the monthly visitor! If you're lucky though, maybe it will just be a "encore presentation" and then leave forever!

    I think your plan is a good one and it will certainly remove some of your stress immediately for sure.

    Good for you for making a plan and marching on! emoticon
    2142 days ago
    I totally agree with you! Just because something has worked for you all this time (weighing in daily) doesn't mean it's still working. Life changes and so must we. I hope the switch makes a difference! You are an inspiration! I am learning from you every time you post, and hopefully I will have better tools to maintain when I hit my goal again!

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    2142 days ago
    Good luck!
    2142 days ago
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