Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Weigh In Wednesdays
I have a complicated relationship with the scale. The majority of the time it does not say the number I want it to say. In fact, almost never. I know that I have been spot on in my nutrition and my training and I get on and it's up 3 pounds. And it takes every ounce of self control not to throw the damn thing. Or cry. Or both.
I am supposed to only weigh in once a week. I am supposed to remember that it is only one way to measure progress and not the most reliable by a long shot. I struggle with both of these rules. I have weighed myself every day for as long as I can remember. There have been periods of time where I have weighed myself 2 times a day and other times where I got on several times a day, completely confused as to why I had gone up or down a pound. And while I tell myself that it is not the most reliable measure of my progress, I don't think I have every truly believed that in my heart.
Because numbers don't lie right? And sure, I could go by the fit of my clothing, but the fit of your clothing doesn't change until you're up 10 pounds. And I do not drop 10 pounds easily. I never have. And because I don't have a body fat measuring machine thing at my disposal I don't have any other tool to let me know if I'm still moving in the right direction. So I don't want to toss it. But I realize I can't let it control me anymore.
The woman's blog I am following weighs in every Wednesday. And I know that my trainer (and everyone else under the sun) has told me to only weigh in once a week. But there it sits, taunting me. I have tried to "hide" it, but I am not an "out of sight out of mind" type of gal (as I have begged my mother to understand after she sends 10 boxes of Girl Scout cookies suggesting I just hide them so I don't eat them all in one sitting.) So this is something I have to put some will power into. Since I check the blog every morning I am hoping that it is a reminder that she has also not gotten on that scale.
Posted by Aiden and Grant's Mommy at 9:45 AM