Today is my first weigh-in Wednesday and I have a lot to say about this first week. Last Wednesday I began by explaining how I was quitting doing anything anymore simply to win the comparison game on social media. That meant no more extreme workouts or forcing myself to stick to strict diets. I’m so thrilled to say that this has been one of the best weeks of my life as far as letting those pressures go (it was an extremely hard week in other areas of my life which I’ll share later).
So for the information I’m sure you all are here to read about…my weight. As far as the literal scale, this morning it read 195. Again. Exact same as last week. In times past, this would have sent me into a mental and emotional tailspin screaming, “I didn’t lose a single pound?” Today, i honestly don’t care. Let me explain why. This past week I did the following very well:
- I got in LOTS more exercise/deliberate movement
- I was much more conscious of my portion sizes
- I ate more produce that usual
- I quit caffeine completely (again, I know….I’ll explain this in a later post)
- I drank a LOT more water
See? With all of those NonScaleVictories (NSV from now on), how could I possibly be upset? I am determined NEVER to get sucked back into the trap of awful mental/emotional cycles simply over a number on the scale. Now, I do have weight goals but they are more of a pant size than an actual number on the scale. I know at 195 I’m not feeling as healthy as I was at a lower weight…and someday I’ll get there if I keep up these healthy habits. But I REFUSE to set a time line, a specific date, or a scale number goal each week. That’s always been detrimental to me in the past and I’ve given all that up. I’m honestly the happiest I’ve been in a LONG time!
What about you? How are you doing? I’d love to be in this with you and cheer you on!