Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The ups and downs of weight loss are enough to drive on to madness. Those scales. Oh those scales have the power to make me happy. They have the power to excite me. And those same scales have the power to drive me into a depression. Some people don't weigh themselves and I say "Good for you". For me though, I need to know where I'm at. How well (or not well) I'm doing. I need to know. So I used to weigh daily. Right now I weigh roughly 3-5 times a week. I stepped onto the scales this morning and after staying the course over the weekend, I found myself 4 tenths of a pound UP. What the heck? Can I not get a break????

I was feeling blue before I weighed in over various situations and things (I'm looking for a a different job and it's depressing to not find anything........I'm working 12 hours today at a job that bores me to tears....12 hours of intense boredom!....just to name a few)....so the results on the scales just makes me want to scream!

Will I give up? No. I STILL got onto the exercise bike and rode. Only 9.55 miles today (14.11 yesterday) I still had a nice healthy breakfast and packed a nutritious lunch. I"m still workin' it...but it just makes me sad. But that's one of the things about this journey.....it's not always fun and games and easy. We need to roll with the good and roll with the bad in order to get where we are going....which is 'thindom!


Seth said...

Remember that your actions and commitment controls the scale. It might be resistant at first - but with consistency and commitment, it will reflect your hard work.

ERICA said...

I know I had a huge dinner on Sunday (the dreaded shrimp haha) and Monday the scale was way up. But I knew one meal wouldn't ruin everything, and today I ended up losing 2 tenths for the week.

I read in a magazine a little encouragement. Basically it said instead of sitting and watching TV, stand up; instead of standing, walk in place; instead of walking in place, walk outside; instead of walking, run.

Any movement is good movement and you can take baby steps to increase the challenge. ANYTHING is better than NOTHING!!

Also great job running 4miles you're committed!

Leigh Anne said...

This, too, shall pass. :) I am proud of the way you handled it - and you should be, too! Instead of calling it quits for the day because the scale went up, you pushed forward.