Measurements/weigh-ins are all about just what it says. One of my most important goals right now is to get more healthy. The most unhealthy part of me right now is that I am larger than I want to be. I don’t count it all in the number on the scale. I know it fluctuates and lies tome often! So as far as I am concerned it is not the main thing important in weight-loss. It is important. But not the only thing important.
For example, I weighed myself today. First thing in the morning. I have to admit, I got a little excited. I have lost 3 pounds in the last week. While all summer I have been trying to lose and couldn’t even lose 1 pound. Matter a fact, I gained. Then about the middle of the day, I started craving something sweet. I already know I am having blood sugar problems. It is one of the big motivators in my need to lose weight. But there is so much more to it.
So for today, I am 223
I hope I didn’t mess it up. I did cave and have a small bag of corn chips and some nilla wafers. This is how I screw up my weight-loss. This is a journey through. It didn’t all get there overnight and it is not going to come off in one week. That is ok. I have been a good little girl all week. I have not had any sweets because I have been replacing that craving with a protein chocolate shake or bar. I don’t know what happened today. I forgot that that is how I have been handling it. It only happened 2 other times though. Maybe that why I forgot.
A lot of the time I feel like a failure in this area. Because I have been trying for so long. So if you feel like a failure in this area today. Know that you are not alone. Sometimes we get so bogged down by what we should be that we do desperate things to try and make the weight come off. I am trying to do it the right way. but I have succumbed a couple times also. And each time I prove to myself that this is the right way and that there really is no quick way.
Each of our bodies is different. Maybe you have a medication that keeps you large or maybe a hormone or thyroid issue. Either way, when we can’t get that scale to budge, It makes us feel bad. So for today, give yourself a break. Be gentle with yourself if you did not lose the pound you were supposed to. It’s hard and staying with a program, diet or anything can be difficult. My commitment is what helped me see it as just a couple of cookies and a small bag of chips. There have been times in the past where that would send me to say “why keep trying”?
Your why may be different than mine. I want to be healthy and to be able to get up from a kneeling position or to hold my kids when I get old. To go upstairs. And most important to fit my clothes and not have to keep going out buying the next size up when I know I used to feel good about myself and my size. That is a major motivation for me. I don’t like how I look in my clothes. You know what they say, “How you dress affects how you step”. It is so true. So this is my measurements/weigh-ins area. Expect to see stuff here in this area.