Dieting Headcase all from stepping on a scale
Thursday, July 21, 2016
So what I have discovered is that dieting makes people crazy. If you look through a persons blog history you can see a vast amount of emotions from elations over a pound lost to complete despair over weeks and no loss. Many of us long time Spark people, you can even follow us like a family tree and see the lapse in our blog history where we left and came back when we lost all motivation and just gave up only to log back on 20, 30 or 40 pounds heavier than when we left. It is amazing how a small scale can affect our day. I don't know how such a small device starting holding so much power over so many people. I hear on TV people say it is simple math calories in calories out it is that simple. Well that is a lie. Because if that was the case I would be skinny by now. There are so many other factors such as medical conditions, metabolisms that do not function properly, physical restrictions. So we go back to the happy blog on Monday and the self doubting blog on Friday, beating ourselves up over some food mistake, pound gained, comment made, or poor self perception of our appearance.
Well this headcase is done with headgames! This is a journey! I am going to be healthier when I have reached my goal. Nothing is ever easy. Everyone has their struggles, mine just happens to be with food. I do really well and I eat so well and then I will snack on something that will undermine all of the work that I did all week. Like there is something in me that wants me to stay this size forever. I work out because I love it. I am structured in my meals but then I will have some candy for a snack that will push me just a little over. I did not need it BUT...... So maybe I should not say the scale is but it is candy that is making me a headcase. That would be more accurate. Though my candy snacking did not come until my plateau hit and then it was more like "well you are not losing anyway".
I make the comment all the time "no one walks around with a scale around their neck, no one sees your pounds they see your inches." I need to post that somewhere so I remember that when I get frustrated.
I wish I could say the scale will never get me down again. Sadly I can not! It still has it's grasp on me. But I am slowly learning to not let it determine my day or week. I know many things effect the scale so one bad weigh in will not determine my success because I will reach my goal. It may not be tomorrow or even this year. But I will reach it!