Whew. I feel like a weight is lifted from my shoulders. Writing that post about the things that aren't helping me lose weight really opened my eyes. In just a few days time, I have gone from feeling like I was spiraling out of control with my weight-loss efforts to now feeling empowered, again.
I am currently working on a three-day streak of eating within my calories, and it feels great to be back in control. I haven't weighed myself since my (pre-decided) last weigh-in day of Friday. I am planning on weighing myself only once per week (instead of daily), and that will be on Fridays.
It may sound silly, but I actually had my husband hide the scale. He'll bring it back out on Friday morning for my weigh-in day. I needed him to hide it because the scale has suddenly (or not-so suddenly) became an addiction for me. I felt the need to weigh myself daily, and I'm weaning myself off.
After doing such an amazing job on Friday, staying within my calories, I woke up on Saturday morning with one thought in mind; "I wonder if I lost any weight"! I wanted to weigh myself so badly; to gain that recognition from a job well done. But, I didn't. I stopped myself. Instead, I told my husband about my feelings and he happily hid the scale in effort to help me. Pathetic? Maybe. But I'm being honest here, and admitting a problem is the first step in fixing it, right?
Anyway, I wanted to end the post today with some motivational quotes that I have found on Pinterest and have been sharing with my October Challenge Group.
I hope some of those quotes make you feel some inspiration to make healthy choices, today.