Day 74-Scale can sabotage a good plan
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (2Timothy 1:7)
About 3 weeks ago, I got on my scale and had gained after about 3 weeks of successfully losing each week, I began to gain. I suspected where the gain was coming from although I was still staying withing all of my nutrition and fitness goals. But, I have to admit not seeing the numbers go down as expected botherd me. Then the next week, got on the scale and again no loss. Sabotaged by the scale and it was my own fault because I got obscessed with the dang thing. I liked seeing the lower weight and I would weigh more than once a week.
OK, I had to be made a believer. The scale is not my friend when I abuse the use of it. It has caused stress in my life that I felt it had to end. So, the last two weeks I have had to make myself stay away from it. I have a digital scale so I took the batteries out of it so that if I did step on it nothing would happen as a reminder to stay off the scale. I'm not afraid to get on it, just need to be reminded that it is not the only way to measure my success in this lifestyle journey.
I'm measuring my success now in other ways that don't stress me out. Like the way my clothes are fitting better now and the compliments I'm getting from my group at work, having more energy, and just overall feeling better about the direction my health is taking.