The Scale is Not the Enemy (for me)

I understand that the scale can be a trigger for a lot of people. I do not happen to be one of those people. I am, but I am not. Sure, the number (up or down) on the scale can send me into an eating frenzy; it is something that I am aware of and in being aware of it, the eating frenzy then becomes a “choice”.

How does the scale going down send me into a eating frenzy, you ask? Well, I will tell you…If the scale is going down then I must have this healthy eating thing figured out, right? Definitely not! Yet these are the thoughts that run through my mind and are part of the reason I always end up back at the beginning scale number or even worse, a larger scale number (lost pounds always seem to return and they bring friends).

In knowing this so I do sometimes avoid the scale. There are days when I just don’t want to know how much of a gain (it’s usually always a gain if I am avoiding the scale) I have had.

Since today is Day 1 of “the pivot”…it was time to face reality and step on the scale………..

………Well now, that wasn’t fun. The number isn’t as high as it could have been (there is something to be said for kind-of-sort-of watching what I eat) but it was definitely a number that I am not thrilled to see AGAIN!

Oh well, moving forward. The first hurdle is done; I have stepped on the scale and have faced my “weight” reality. Now, to continue facing the reality of each and every food choice. Sounds daunting, doesn’t it?

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that I have one of those lovely scales that also tells me how much body fat, muscle mass, BMI, visceral fat, etc… that I have. It is time for me to note down those numbers as well. Oh joy! The reality of these numbers…that’s another post for another day.

Did you step on the scale this morning? Are you ready to face that number (especially if it is an unhealthy number) and pivot and start moving forward with me?

Note: I am not accepting new clients at this time, nor am I suggesting a specific eating plan to follow.

If you want to start moving forward along with me, just pick a healthy eating plan that you can stick to and lets do this! Once you pick an eating plan; be it macros, keto, a pre-made food plan, etc… Commit to sticking to it for at least the month of March. Trust me, I know how easy it is to pick a plan, but sticking to it is another story.

We can do this!

When Is The Time To Pivot?

How do you know when it is time to pivot?

According to one of the definitions from Merriam-Webster…’pivot: an adjustment or modification made (as to a product, service, or strategy) in order to adapt or improve’.

Since what I am searching for is “to improve”…I would say it is definitely time to pivot in the strategy (or lack there of) that I have been using to lose weight.

The 1st of the Month; what a great time to start!

So, tomorrow is March 1st and I am taking a hard look at the things that have worked in the past, the things that I thought would work, and the things that definitely did NOT work.

For the next 31 days (I know, the wonky side of me really wanted to say 30 days but since there are 31 days in March, well, there ya go) I will be sticking to my eating plan. I will document much of it here, including when I flub up, because I will be the first to admit that I am not perfect and I will make mistakes and that is A-OK!

What I am not willing to do is QUIT!

Are you, like me, struggling with not being able to stick to a healthy diet and lose weight? If so, I hope that you will find inspiration here, or maybe even a laugh and to know that you are NOT alone.