Tuesday, August 26, 2014
I'm in the frame of mind where I celebrate the good things I see on the scale, but I don't let the number throw me any more. I will never let the number on the scale ruin my day again and I'll never again give up trying to be healthy and fit because of scale discouragement.
I know that my weight can go up 2-3 maybe even 4 or 5 pounds due to sodium and other fluctuations. Although I try not to overeat salt, it seems like restaurant and celebration meals, even when I control the calories, cause me to gain. I've found if I just drink lots of water and eat healthy, within 2-3 days I'll be back to my weight range. So I'm familiar with that kind of fluctuations up and down on the scale.
And when I do overeat calories, I will see some weight gain. Most of the time just consciously cutting back on my food works. Since November of 2013 I have not been tracking, although I tracked almost all my food from December 1, 2008 through November 30, 2013 -- so a good long time. I made a commitment last November that if I'm over my goal weight range for two weeks, I will go back to tracking, but so far that hasn't happened.
For the last couple months I've been averaging about 133.5 pounds, which is a pound and a half over my current target. I have been trying to decide if I want to "diet" to lose my pound and a half. Other than recovering from sodium or overeating episodes, I do not remember a time my weight has gone down without me purposely trying to bring it down. Until today.
Let's not get too excited over this little fluctuation, but I can't help but smile at the scale this morning. I've been eating plenty and experiencing virtually no hunger. And this morning I weighed 131.8, about 2 pounds under what I expected. OK. Smile. I can fluctuate down as well as up!!