Friday, April 20, 2012

Dear Ate Chocolate and Gained 3 Pounds

I was looking at some of the search words and terms that people are using when they come across my website and I couldn't help but laugh when I saw one in particular last night.

Dear Ate Chocolate and Gained 3 Pounds,

Believe me when I say that I am laughing with you and not at you.  I am laughing with you because I have been there. I don't know how much chocolate you ate (actually, I don't know anything about you) but unless you literally ate pounds of chocolate, you can rest assured that you didn't gain 3 pounds just from eating chocolate. I trust that you know this, too. I feel like this search was done in either frustration or defeat; both of which I've experienced a time or two throughout my journey. My advice to you, Ate Chocolate and Gained 3 Pounds, is to keep your chin up. The scale can be a dirty filthy liar. It can be your best friend one day and your worst enemy another. Don't rely solely on the scale. Daily weight fluctuation can be caused by many, many things. Also, if you're out there reading this, send me an email. I'd love to hear about what you're going through. It sounds like we have a thing or two in common.


Next step for me: take my own advice. I check the scale almost daily. This can be a bad habit to have. In most cases, as in mine, the scale use to rule my mood for the day. It would either make me or break me. I wish that I could say that never happens anymore, but it does, occasionally. The majority of the time, however, I use the scale as motivation. If I have a gain, I don't punish myself, I strive to do better that day. My next official weigh-in is on Sunday. After writing this post, I have deciding not to weigh myself again until then. I am hoping for good results because I have been eating within my nutritional ranges and had some great workouts this week. If results aren't what I expect, however, I will just try harder next week!

Never, never, never give up!

Yesterday's nutrition range results.

1 comment:

  1. Love it! I wasn't the one that googled ate chocolate and gained 3 pounds.... but I have ate chocolate and gained weight! ;) Oh this is angierunner from sparkpeople... I've been really busy with work but I always read your posts.... but don't always comment dune to time restraints I have