No Scale

On Day One I decided not to weigh myself. I’ve gone back and forth over time faithfully weighing in every single day, to once a week, once a month, and not at all.  Not surprisingly, when I don’t step on the scale at all, I tend to gain weight. I heard something on the Balanced Bites podcast the other day with guest Gretchen Rubin suggesting that daily weighers do a better job of maintaining their weight. I don’t fall into that category though. There are times when I weigh in and the number is up when I don’t expect it to be that my whole day is ruined. I try to eat less and exercise more, sometimes starving myself – not smart. I shudder to think of all the metabolic damage that caused as I strung those days together. On the flip side, when I had lost some weight I would sabotage my efforts and have a treat since I was doing so well – again, not smart. I don’t want to play this mind game any more. This time around, no more scale.  I know how it’s going from how I feel, how my clothes are fitting, what I see in the mirror so I really don’t need that number to validate anything. However, it’s harder than I thought it would be.  Morning after morning I get up and see the scale and want to just take a peek. So far I have resisted and my mental health is better for it.

Already Day Ten, double digits! I don’t miss dessert any more, I rarely even think about it. I have been enjoying my green smoothies and they are pretty sweet with the fruit.  Yesterday’s was the best yet – water, coconut milk, spinach, Trader Joe’s frozen tropical fruit mix, banana, collagen powder.  I really felt great after drinking it and it was tasty. I would like more veggies and less fruit but I made it for my whole family at once. Next time I’ll try sneaking in some zucchini or yellow squash!

I’m doing OK with the walking – over 11,500 the first day, 8,500 the next (so far a good average), but only 7,600 yesterday.  I need to get back into the habit of taking breaks to walk around.  As I write this, every few sentences I am getting in some steps.  They all add up. 🙂

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