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On the Scale Roller Coaster & Handling it Better Than I Have Done in the Past

Saturday, March 30, 2019

For almost two weeks, earlier in the month, I jumped off my approved eating plan. Some of that was planned, some was not. I was starting to feel a bit desperate. I'm going on a business trip to our California office the week of May 5 and I really want to wow the members of my team who have not seen me since last spring. Ego in play. My attempts to get back on track were met with failure. I got serious about it a week ago. I should be weighing once a week, but...

At the same time, I had signed up for a free program through my company's health insurance program. It included a free step tracker and glass scale. Along with the online coaching, I am supposed to weigh in every day.

Hence the roller coaster.

Yesterday, I was dismayed to see a higher number on the scale, but I reminded myself that I had eaten a "clean" but large salad the night before. I reviewed some words I shared with an online member of the team a few weeks ago. The scale's number is a snapshot in time. It is not a reflection of my worth nor, entirely, of the efforts I have put into this project.

This morning, the number was back down. I hope, hope, hope to post some exciting news about that either tomorrow or Monday. That anticipation is helping me make the best choices today.

For example: we went shopping in a neighboring community. BF enjoyed samples of meat and cheese. I walked past without tasting. I can't handle dairy and was not hungry at the time for the meat. A few steps later, I saw pretzel bread! Fleeting thoughts, but, no, I can't handle that either. I walked on and have not thought about it until now, hours later, as I blog.

Given my age, sedentary job and problems with exercise (physical and mental!), I know that these little choices make a difference.

Those red digits first thing in the morning do not rule me!
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    Yes, its the food that counts for you. You did amazing. I will expect good news!
    56 days ago
    You can do this. How about team support in the private 2019 Spring 5% Challenge? It starts Saturday. 8 weeks, weigh in daily, and a team to support and cheer you on. I'm on the Cloverleaf team which you can request, but they'll likely need to place you on whichever team is up next to take a new person. I really recommend this! Good luck! And it'll all come together if you hang in there!
    56 days ago
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