It's been a while since I blogged on here. I just wanted to give an update to those of you who are still on Spark.
At the beginning of this year I started off strong and was at my lowest then scale frustration set in here's the picture and story.
I'm TAKING BACK my POWER! SCALE you NO LONGER HAVE CONTROL over me, you no longer will cause me to feel DEFEATED! I was reflecting on my journey and couldn't help, but to remember the advice of two of my fit sisters . A few of my fit sisters were trying to get me to realize the scale isn't my only measure of success. They told me to put that scale away and asked why I was relying on it! At the time, I just didn't get it !
You see I have always used the scale as a measure of my success and it has always played a significant role in my journeys. I guess sometimes you must go through an experience to get it. At the time of my scale frustration I was at my lowest of my adult life and looked even smaller than I weighed. I couldn't see it at the time because I was too consumed with the number on the scale and it not going down.
That dependency upon the scale number caused me to get frustrated, feel defeated and it made me think I wasn't making any progress. I took on a bad attitude of forget it, I might as well eat how I want and you know what happened next #weightgain !
Today I find myself in the same position I was in several months ago with the scale not showing my #hardwork and efforts. The good news is this time I'm not giving in or up! "You do better when you know better" Maya Angelou
That scale can go up or stay the same and it won't even matter
This is extremely big for me and I'm so glad I'm at the point of not letting it get to me. The pictures above tell the whole story. The picture to the left was me at my smallest in my adult life. This is also where the scale stopped going down and stalled causing me to get frustrated.
The middle picture is the result of me giving in due to my scale frustration and not thinking I was making progress in the first picture. I gained about 28 lbs
The last picture is me re-losing. Ironically, I weigh the same as I weigh in the middle picture
So you see the scale don't always show the full picture of your #progress . Remember just because the scale doesn't show your hard work, doesn't mean you are not making progress!