A little more hopeful today

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

I'm feeling more optimistic about getting back on track. I don't think I'll feel too good at all until I get below 220, though. There was a thread on the community board that asked if I let the scale rule me. The answer is definitely YES!!! But that's ok. Whenever I don't let the scale bother me, my weight goes up 20 pounds or more. So I'm going to continue to weigh myself everyday, fully knowing that there are fluctuations based on water retention, PMS, etc.

I got day 1 of my 12-week challenge done! Success!!! I want to keep this up for the whole challenge. I know some days will be better than others, but this is my focus for the next 12 weeks; everything else, housecleaning, etc. comes second (except for my kids).

I started at 225 on Monday, and this morning I weighed in at 221.6 Hope this will continue!
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    My trick with the scale is that I record my lowest weight in the past three so that I don't let those small upward fluctuations kill my motivation. For example, on Sunday I weighed in at 153, Monday 153 and Tuesday 150. So on Tuesday I recorded 150. If today I weighed 151, my lowest of the three days is still 150 so I do not change it. If it continues going up then my recorded weight goes up too. If I goes back down to 150 (or less!) within the next day or two then I leave it alone. Make sense?

    I don't like the scale because it can make you obsess over little things but I am like you in that if I stray from it, so does my weight.

    And I think you should feel great now even if you are not at 220 yet! You should feel great because you are not 225 anymore!
    4873 days ago
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