Taking My Focus Off The Scale
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Since I am unable to workout, I have spent the last few months obsessing over weight gain and the number on the scale. I have always used exercise as both an outlet for stress and as a way to trigger my metabolism. Right now, exercise is barely a blip on my radar. My weight is slowly creeping up and I feel like a big, fat failure. The scale has taken on epic proportions as the one true measure of my success. How I let this happen, I don't know. I do know that continuing to give power to the scale, stopped yesterday.
Yesterday, I made a decision to change my focus. My focus will now be on nourishment and self care. This focus is by far, a much healthier approach. I decided to make a check off sheet to monitor my nutrient intake and the other elements of self care. I will monitor my success by the number of checks I see on a daily basis. At the end of every day, I will assess how I feel physically and emotionally. I will record problems that arise and how I handled them. On a daily basis, I will give myself credit for every good choice that I make. I will use the sheet as a tool to help me regain my health. No negative self talk allowed!