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I gained 0.6 and it made me cry...

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

...seriously. I take the scale way too seriously. I know that I'm early on in this journey and there aren't tons of other checks but I show inches lost when I compared January 1 measurements to February 1. I know that I'm struggling from a side effect of taking a new, very strong pain killer to deal with what may be arthritis in my jaw, and this could certainly explain a weight gain. The fact that I'm losing sleep over the pain in my jaw hasn't set me up for success either. I know all these things but it doesn't stop me from getting emotional. I knew I wouldn't see nothing but weight loss all the way to goal but I guess I wasn't prepared enough for the first "gain".
The scale tells part of the story, not all of it. I need to focus on how to counter the side effect of this pain killer so my body is working as it should. I need to stop talking about adding in fitness time and instead make the time to get fit. I also definitely need to reconsider how often I'm allowing empty booze calories to be part of my food journal.
I need to remember why I'm on this journey; to get back to my low 2017 weight and beyond, to be much fitter when I turn the big five-oh, and to be smaller when I meet "Sam" and "Dean" at their Creation Supernatural event this October than I was in 2018. And have the photos to prove it.
So I'm trying to not be so disappointed. I do expect that I'll be able to have a loss next week and hopefully that will also show the loss I should have seen on the scale this week. In the meantime, my jeans aren't as tight as they once were...
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    You got that right when you said the scale only tells part of the story. .6 lbs. could be a bit of water weight
    503 days ago
    Just stay focused on the prize!
    503 days ago
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