In the past, after my illness, if I lost a pound, I ate to celebrate. If I gained a pound, I ate out of disappointment. Happy - eat, Sad - eat - eat, eat, eat. With my awakened realization back to well-being, I know if I am eating healthful and working out, it's all good. If I do not see a deviation on the scale, one week, I have to ascertain why. If we know we are doing all the right things, then a scale shouldn't matter. Right? Logically yes, emotionally is another story because I'm a little perturbed right now. Usually, I'd say the heck with it and eat junk food but not today. I am going to continue my journey on the path that leads to a healthier, happier, and more energetic me. My self esteem will not be determined by a piece of equipment that reads out numbers. If I'm not eating healthy I expect the number to go up.
I exercised since I was a teenager. I usually am very health conscious. The past year and ½ it's been difficult. Today was still an excellent eating day for me. I didn’t allow it to get to me this time. It’s only a number and I know I’m doing everything right! Bravo to me!!!!!!!
I'm not saying, by any means if you weigh yourself everyday to track your results that you shouldn't. I'm saying that we need to keep it in perspective and know if we are doing the right things then the weight loss and positive outcome will follow.
How are you doing? Does the scale play a part in your progress? Does it hurt your progress or make it better? Think about it.