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!

EEEK!! The Before Photos…

Today is day 6! Can you believe it? I have made it 6 days AND I have stuck to my eating plan!

After I finally got through day 1, I decided to take “before” photos so that I will have photos to compare along this weight loss journey.

EEEK! Those photos are very difficult to look at. I truly cannot believe that is how far I have let myself slide backwards in terms of my weight loss. It truly makes me realize that this (eating healthy) needs to become the way I eat ALL the time. Not just something I do to lose weight and then go back to my old habits. I need to get the weight off and then continue to make healthy food choices going forward.

I know that I will be glad to have those first photos. They will help me see the progress that I have made, even on the days that I feel like I haven’t made any.

If you are starting a weight loss journey…take the photos! You will be glad to have them one day.

If you are still struggling to make it through “Day 1”, keep trying. Each day is a new day and a new chance to conquer Day 1. Eventually, you will make it through and move on to Day 2, Day 3, and so on. Just don’t give up. Giving up is the only way to fail at this.

Look back at how many Day 1s I have had. If I can do it, you definitely can do it.

I thought about posting those photos here, but I am just not ready for them to see the light of day yet. Someday.

As of today: -5.8lbs for me. My sweet farmer has maintained his weight for the most part but is looking to get rid of about 10lbs so will be following our healthy eating plan a bit more closely to reach his goal again.