When I first started my life style change I weighed in once a month. I really truly liked that. I didn’t check it in-between and took whatever it said on the 2nd of each month. Then someone said I should go to twice a month just to see what things were like and now on Allan’s Phase 5 Challenge I have to weigh in weekly. Sometimes the scale is nice, other times I think it should be at the bottom of the lake. I know that some weeks I poop more then others, I know that some days I can pee quarts and quarts and other days it just stays inside. I know that some days no matter what I’ve eaten I feel like a lead balloon and other days just like a balloon. I was reading Sheri's blog the other day and she had an amazing posting with a couple really cool sites to go read and check out. First here is the post I’m talking about Losing a Confidant. Please take the time to go there because if you are hating the scale but really are seeing changes and feeling so much better this will help a lot. Allan talks about a lot of this too, how some weeks it all comes out and other weeks it’s just plain stuck, in the end the scale does move but it can be so disheartening when it doesn’t.
I have been on my life style change journey now for 14 full months. I have lost a little over 50 lbs and I am very happy with my results. Oh yes I would of liked to have lost it all in less then a year, yes I would like to be on maintenance now instead of still weight loss but no matter how many blogs I read, how many doctor papers, how many information sheets it all says slow and steady is best and I guess that is just what I’m doing. It sure won’t help me win Allan’s challenge though and oh I would so love to take this northern girl and her son to NY and explore but I know in my heart it’s not going to happen but you know that isn’t stopping me from trying anyways.
So please take the time to read Sheri's post and the articles she sites. You will feel a bit better understanding the scale.
Now take care and eat well, exercise as much as you can and have a blessed day.