The first thing I do most mornings is go to the bathroom and then weigh myself. I’m still unsure if my daily weighing is a good or a bad habit (or both), but I do know that when I’m feeling good, I weigh myself and when I’m not eating healthy, I avoid the scale. So at the moment, I consider it a good habit.
There are some days when I want to avoid the scale, that I remind myself of something I once heard in a weight watchers meeting:
You weigh the same whether you step on that scale or not.
It’s true. Not stepping on the scale doesn’t mean that I didn’t gain or my weight isn’t what it is. When I want to avoid the scale, I remind myself of that fact.
The scale said 276 this morning. Looks like a lot of my bloat is gone. It gives me hope that even though the beginning of my week did not contain a lot of healthy eating, it might not been as bad as I thought. The band is helping me because I’m not truly gaining. Now I need to help myself lose.
I did track my entire day yesterday. I stayed under the 1500 calorie goal that I have for myself.
I think the fill is going to help me mentally even if it doesn’t help me physically. I feel more confident this morning that I can do this.
When I saw the 276, my first though was, "Yay! Only 5lbs go to to 50lbs". It felt attainable again.
My goals for this weekend are:
Exercise Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Plan my meals
Track every bite
Take one day at a time
Look back at my food journals and print out days that I ate really healthy
Even though I have hope, I want to make sure that I don’t get too far ahead of myself. That is when I self sabotage.
I also want to start writing more often. I have been so busy at work that I haven’t felt like getting on the computer for much else. When I was losing, I was writing more often and getting my feelings out here. I think it will help if I continue to do that.