Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Weigh In Wednesday

I had a great week with healthy eating and being more aware of my activity levels.

I cut my afternoon mindless snacking that had become such a bad habit for me. I increased my water intake- drinking between 7-8 servings (8oz each)... I still need to increase more. I started being MORE active, but not under an exercise program yet. I exercised good portion control and felt positive about my progress. I thought, FOR SURE I would have lost a couple pounds this week since my last Wednesday weigh in. I deliberately don't get on the scale everyday because of past obsessions with the scale dictating my day and mood. I only weigh on Wednesday's and feel accountable to Sisterhood and a few close friends. So, you can imagine my surprise when I did my weigh in this morning (after a productive visit to the bathroom I might add), to see the numbers 155! That's a 1 pound weight gain since last week! WHAT???? I don't get it!!! I started bumming about the fact that in my mind I lost weight, my tummy pooch even looks smaller, but the scale says different? WHAT??? How could this be? For a split second, I thought, DANG, if this is what I get for my hard work, forget it.

As I continued through my morning, the still small voice in my soul spoke volumes of truth to me. "THE NUMBER ON THE SCALE IS JUST A NUMBER." I thought of how God views me from the inside... my heart, and not my outward appearance or what the scale says about me. I reflected on how I was faithful in beginning new "good" habits this week, I was obedient in improving my caloric intake to lower levels, and I was, and am, making strides toward taking care of this wonderful shell of a body God gave me. I was feeling victory this week. The number on the scale I saw this morning WAS NOT going to steal my victory and make me feel defeated. I will continue moving forward making more progress~ I have a long way to go, but will get there one step at a time through God's power and strength.

Later on in the day, I heard on old song from the 80's that just got me going... YES, somehow I heard this on the radio today~ busted! Ya'all remember Patti LaBelle's "New Attitude" from way back when? If you have time, enjoy this 80's flashback. I believe God gave me this song today to remind me, "I'm in control (with His help), My worries are few,'Cause I got love like I never knew,ooo, ooo, ooo, ooo...I've got a new attitude..." Attitude is everything.

Running hot,
Running cold,
I was running into overload,
That was extreme.

I took it so high, so low, so long,
There was no where to go like a bad dream.

Somehow that wires uncrossed,
The table were turned,
Never knew I had such a lesson to learn.

I'm feeling good from my hat to my shoe,
know where I am going and I know what to do,
I've tidied up my point of view,
I've got a new attitude.

I'm in control,
My worries are few,
'Cause I got love like I never knew,
ooo, ooo, ooo, ooo...
I've got a new attitude,

I am wearing a new dress, a new hat,
Brand ideas,
As a matter of fact,
I've changed for good.

Must have been the cold nights, new moon,
Night changes,
Or forget your love for just being like I should.


Diane said...

We all have minor setbacks. It helps us to keep on track to know that this journey is not an easy one and allows us to make those healthy habits stick!
You WILL be down again next week and remember, there are a lot of things that will make us have a gain!

Anonymous said...

LOVE YOUR ATTITUDE!! That's the kind of thinking that is going to get you so, SO far on your journey!

Suzanne said...

Please dont try to worry about that number on the scale. I did weight watchers a few years ago and sometimes the scales didnt say what I wanted. The lady just told me to keep doing what I was doing and eventually I did reach my goal weight.
Unfortunately I put weight on again after having my last baby but know that it can be done if I really persist and do it again.
Take care.