How is the “Pivot” Working Out?

In actuality, it is working out…well, a little too well.

I have taken to pivoting a bit too much.

So far this month, I have gone from my regular eating plan, to IF (Intermittent Fasting), to trying to learn to count macros, and also trying to record my food intake to stay in a calorie deficit with exercise. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention my dabbling in the Mediterranean diet way of eating.

Pivoting is working out great! 😁 Also, like I said in another post, I am NOT willing to quit and I haven’t.

With all of this changing of eating plans and food choices the scale has not gone up, well it has gone up and then right back down (this is common when weighing daily). Overall, the scale is down. That is definitely a win while I am trying to pick a lifestyle of eating that I can stick with and enjoy.

Tomorrow is a new day with another chance to make healthy food choices. It is also another day to meet my healthy motion goals – hopefully 10,000 steps before 10:00am.

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!