Thursday, September 03, 2009

Day 31: I officially loathe the scale

I have no idea why I put myself through scale torture, but I decided to hop on again this morning after convincing myself that yesterday's gain was water retention or something. Guess what? I'm UP another pound.

I have been exercising every single day this week. Eating well (except for an extra granola bar yesterday, which I'm not gonna beat myself up over). What the heck is going on? I hope that all of this is muscle gain or something, because honestly, I can't possibly do anymore.

Obviously, I'm perplexed, but I'll keep trudging forward. I'll push myself the extra mile. I've got no choice, and I need to keep remembering that the scale is NOT a measure of my progress. THIS is:
- clothes fitting better over the last month;
- building up the cajones to sign up for a 5K;
- skin looking better than it has in months;
- making better choices for eating.

I need to focus on the important stuff, right?

The struggle continues for another day.


Kim said...

I wish I had an answer for you that made sense. :( What I can tell you is that despite the number on the scale, you must keep making the healthiest choices for yourself. If you keep doing that, the results will follow. They HAVE to, right??? :) RIGHT!

Rebecca said...

i wish i had some answer too...

hang in there, it'll come off again!

your making great progress!

marie said...

I thought I was doing ok just making healthy choices too, but once I started actually tracking things @ sparkpeople, I realized I was eating more than I should.

Sonya said...

Thanks, ladies. I will definitely be posting tomorrow, the day after, and the day after that - all successful!
Marie - I think you might be onto something. My calories might be a bit out of whack, I'm gonna do some digging.

Teresa said...
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Teresa said...

Sorry to hear the scale is giving you a difficult time. Easier said than done, but don't let the scale get you down. Keep up the good work and you will get there. Have a good day.

Miz said...

and the clothes fitting better trumps ANYTHING a hunk of metal could say.