The Great Scale Manipulator
Sunday, July 15, 2012
There are so many ways to measure our successes while venturing our way through SP and life style changes. So then why do we so often revert to what the scale dictates to us?
I am really having a difficult time getting past these last 10 pounds. Over the course of the last two months, I keep fluctuating up and down. I can get as close as 6 pounds from goal weight then right back to the 10 away. Needless to say, I am extremely frustrated about this.
And as I mentioned in the beginning of the blog, there are other ways to measure....I went shopping with my daughter this past Friday. I had a great time being with her, but what made the event most spectacular for me was I could fit into a size 12 pant! Misses size 12. There was no "W" following that number. They were slightly tight, but I got them on, zipped and buttoned! When I first began this journey I wore a size 20W. Wow. It it took me to lose 50 pounds before I even went down to a size 18W.
So in the course of losing 10 more pounds where I am at now, sometimes a few more depending on the Great Scale Manipulator, I have gone down a few sizes more.
Shouldn't I be happy about that? I can honestly say I am not. I want to achieve my goal weight. I am WAY behind in making that goal by a certain date and it doesn't look like I will be making it soon either.
Small accomplishments, smaller pant sizes and a larger outlook on life. I think that is what my goals should be now. Simply said, I am giving up on the scale for a while. Giving her a two month hiatus and hiding it somewhere.
(is this an icon for throwing the scale out a window?)