Sunday, October 7, 2012

Yo-Yo Scale

I have a significant amount of weight to lose. This and the fact that I've been sticking to my eating/working out plan made it ridiculously annoying to step on my scale and not see results. 

Last week when I weighed in, I was actually 1 lb up from where I was the week before! I could have died, I was so frustrated, stressed, and just annoyed at my body.

It is things like this that normally derail me and make me wonder why I'm even trying. I'm not going to lie, the first couple of days following that weigh in came with a lot of struggles, and I fell down. A lot. 

That was last week though, and today is the start of a new week. Weight loss is so important to me, but I think I need to start looking at the bigger picture. Even if the scale doesn't move, I KNOW that I'm properly fueling my body with healthy foods, and I KNOW when I hit the gym that I feel better. 

It is time to count milestones and progress in more than just weight, because the scale will let me down, and sometimes make me want to chuck it off of our 3rd floor balcony. 

This week I'm going to stick to it no matter what my frenemy, the scale has to say about it. 

Even though I've been let down by the scale recently, it has shown some progress overall. I've lost about 35 lbs (slooooowly) from the beginning of the year, and my goal is to lose 36 more before 1/2/13, and then 25 more by 3/15/2012. I'll still have weight to lose when I get to March, but I'll reset some goals then. Breaking this HUGE journey into 'bitesized' chunks of weight has helped a ton so far, as I don't feel overwhelmed all the time. 

Hope you're all in good health!

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