Morning all. It’s another Tuesday. Another day to step on the scale and be horrified.
Well, it’s been a crazy week. Work, illness, still too many leftover holiday goodies left in the house, and blurred focus towards my end goal of slicing off a few pounds have made it a little more challenging than I anticipated.
I stepped on the scale feeling like I hadn’t lost anything. My feeling was correct. I weigh roughly about the same as last week. Not a rousing success, but of course, not an epic fail.
The main thing is, I’m going to keep working on it, and hope that improved efforts will pay off.
I remember all of the years I tried unsuccessfully to lose weight. One disappointing number on the scale usually sent me into a tailspin of self loathing, shortly followed by a binge of some type, because of course, I was a total loser, and I was NEVER going to lose the weight!
I don’t do that anymore, so even if the scale doesn’t agree, I’m enjoying at least a small measure of achievement here. That number no longer rules me, and doesn’t have the power to ruin my day, make me hate myself, or cause me to undermine my efforts.
All it means is that I need to keep my focus and try a little harder. That in itself makes me pretty happy. I know that my weight is directly linked to what I shove in my face, and that the universe isn’t out to get me, I’m not going to be fat forever, and that regardless of how much I weigh, I’m not a failure or a bad person.
I’m merely someone who is currently carrying the result of overindulging. That’s it. No more, no less.
If you, like me, are also on a weight loss journey, I hope that you know this too. That even when the scale feels like it isn’t your friend, it isn’t your enemy. Remember this, …that scale, does something that some of your friends just don’t do.
It tells you the truth. And if you can hear it, not be hurt, and learn from it, then you are a success, no matter what it says.
For those of you on this path to a lighter self and better health with me, I say good luck to you and keep on going. We’ll get there eventually.