Ok, this week I need to admit a little problem I have.
For the most part, I am pretty content with my progress, and I am feeling really good about where I am at. I am genuinely in no rush and I will lose weight slowly but steadily. These are genuine feelings-I don’t pretend to be anyone I am not because I don’t think that’s fair to anyone who reads my blog. Anything I am sharing is 100% genuine. I don’t share everything, but I won’t lie about what I do share.
With that said, I will admit that I have one issue: weighing myself.
I have had the issue of feeling good about myself, and then I weigh myself and see that my weight has stayed the same or it is up. I actually weighed myself recently and I put on 6 pounds out of nowhere….in 3 days!!! Now, I know that it is likely water retention, but I still freaked out. In a few days, my weight was back down. How do I know that? I checked. I weight myself 2-3 times per week, and I think that that’s just too much. Weight fluctuates all the time, and I never have any idea how much I truly weigh. There are many explanations as to why our weight changes throughout the day, and we shouldn’t get all bothered and discouraged over what is most likely nothing.
I have decided that I need to make sure that I weigh myself less. Maybe once every two weeks…or once a month. I get that my weight does indicate success to a certain extent because I am trying to get down to a healthy weight. Here’s the thing though: I am eating right and exercising. I am doing everything right, and my weight will go down in time. It didn’t take a year to reach my highest weight, it shouldn’t take a year to lose it all. Healing your body takes time, and even if it takes 5 years, I will just keep going.
I have decided that I will try not to weight myself until August 1st. Why August 1st? Well, that is my one-year anniversary as a vegan. I think it would be great to see where I started and how much has changed in a year. Until then, I will just keep going. I think the wait will be worth it. It may not be easy because the curiosity kills me, but I am going to use some willpower that I don’t know if I have.
Here are things that the scale can’t measure:
- How you feel
- Your Motivation
- Your Happiness
- How hard you are working
- Your intentions
- Your strength
- Your speed
- Your endurance
- Your health (yes, weight is a good indicator, but there are many other factors to health)
- How what you are doing will benefit you in the future
- The quality of food you are eating (for the most part….if you eat badly, you are more likely to gain weight, but all your smoothies and salads will pay off in the best way, not just your weight!)
So if you’re caught up in he scale like I am, I challenge you to take a break from it, and see if you learn something new about yourself. I will be sure to keep you all updated.
I hope you have an amazing weekend. What am I doing? Well….
Matthew did my makeup today…… yup.