- I checked it at the door. I put the scale back (under this, behind that, back there...)
- I promptly got my butt out the door, just as I had planned, and ran 3.43 miles. Because I can. Even with a few extra lbs.
- I celebrated that I was able to do that!
- I looked inwardly and saw that I felt good about the work I have been putting in the last couple of weeks. My mood has been better, and I have been making it to the gym for workouts!
- I recognize that I am continuing to struggle with eating and planning. I am truly getting closer to the next step, which is action.
- I did not walk back to the scale to get beaten down by a number today. This is a big deal! I'm not letting it define me, and I'm celebrating what I'm doing right!
- I have committed to no scales until at LEAST after New Year's Day (maybe not even then!)
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
The Scale and Me
We do not bode well. Let's just say that I allow too much power to that hunk of metal.
It told me a few more things than I wanted to know yesterday, if you catch my drift.
Here is my failure: The number. And that crushing feeling of heartbreak, disappointment, and despair that I allowed myself because of what a piece of electronic equipment spit out.
Here is my success:
I do understand a need to keep track of weight for health reasons- you know, for those pesky questionnaires- "significant gains/losses", but I can, quite honestly, feel the trend by the way my clothes fit. I may try to convince myself that the dryer is doing some "extra shrinkage", but honestly, I knew the truth before I stepped on the scale.
As I look for inspiration, I see that I need to get in my workout gear and move. I restarted my "10 minutes of heart-elevating exercise every day" as my "21". I made it to day 17 last time, and then I just stopped. Stopped. Really?! After jumping out of bed at 11:45 pm and setting my timer for 10 minutes one night, I just "let it go"?? What makes a person do that? Psychology friends/family, please explain that one! Anyway, this will be Day 8, so I'm posting it here for the world to see!
I found this image today, and it looks like it's part of the "I Am Project" I am not familiar with it, but it seems to be based on debunking the mythical creatures that flood our main-stream media today. It's a pretty awesome sign, and I need to remember it today!