Monday, April 30, 2018

To Toss the Scale or Not

Sorry about going a little MIA at the end of last week. I subconsciously decided to take a little two-day long blog-break and, it was a good time for me to do that, too.

Last Friday, Piper had an ultrasound of her kidneys. Hopefully we will know sometime this week how everything looked and what our next steps will be in trying to figure out why she continually shows blood in her urine during their lab tests.

On Friday night, I started coming down with bronchitis-like symptoms. I've had acute bronchitis a few times, once even while I was pregnant with Piper and so, I knew what I was in for the moment I started feeling my symptoms get worse. Oddly enough, on Saturday I came down with stomach-flu-like symptoms. I still don't know what I actually had and I am still not back to 100% but, I know I will be soon. 

This is just a time to take things slow and let my body recover. Pushing myself too hard while I had a cold last week is what I feel like got me in this mess and so, I'm taking note from my body and slowing down until I'm fully recovered.

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My favorite part of being sick (haha - yep, I'm trying to find a silver lining) is that first morning when you wake up feeling mostly like yourself again after days and days of being off. It's a feeling of being reborn and, I'm already planning to take full advantage of this rebirth, whenever it gets here.

If I were honest, I feel like April was the first month of this year when making healthier decisions started to come more naturally to me. I was in a decent mind-frame and, I just felt ready to lose weight. 

Well, despite doing most of what I needed to in order to show progress on the scale in April -- the scale did not budge much. However, I did have a few non-scale victories! 

I got really wrapped up in what the scale was saying in April, despite all of my efforts and so, I'm tossing around the idea of giving up the scale in May. It's a hard decision because, the scale can be a quick validation of hard work paying off but, like in April, it can also pose a threat to morale.

Readers, what do you think? Should I toss out the scale for a month or still use it to keep myself accountable?

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