It’s NOT About the Scale

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I have a tendency to beat myself up for not reaching my goals the same day I established them. So when I decided I needed to lose twenty pounds I was devastated when after one workout I actually weighed more than my start weight. I couldn’t understand because losing twenty pounds overnight when it took me four years to put on is totally realistic right?

It appears that I am a bit attached to the nickname Piglet because the scale hasn’t moved. To be fair that may be because I haven’t moved much either! I have had a few set backs . You know the usual depression, lack of motivation and discipline, PMS, and the fact that I love to eat.

However, my biggest set back has been letting the scale dictate my progress. I could be feeling all proud of myself for making good food choices, working out and being able to button a pair of jeans without sucking in my gut until I step on the scale. It’s crazy how a flashing number has so much control of my self-esteem.

I do want to lose weight. In order for that happen the number on the scale does need to start to go down, eventually. For now, establishing a foundation to make that happen is more important than a triple digit number taunting me everyday.

The truth is I lack self-control in all aspects of my life. So if I pass by the scale I will step on it no matter how many times I promised myself I wouldn’t. So the other day I took the batteries out of our scale and pushed it under the bed. This works for me because I am too lazy to search for batteries or clean under our bed!

I am also learning that I don’t need to get overwhelmed by what needs to be done. I know what I need to do to reach my goal weight. All I need to do is put one foot in front of the other and take baby steps.

Right now those baby steps include drinking more water, making smarter food choices, eating smaller amounts more often and working out. If I start by building this foundation, the number on the scale doesn’t matter because I am making progress.

How often do you weigh your self?

What baby steps are you taking?

 

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