Six weeks does not a year make

Aside

Out of premenstrual curiosity and a sudden fit of “I do what I want!” I stepped on the scale this morning. My reaction to the number was this:

Hmm. Okay.

Seriously, it was almost like a non reaction – I was neither pleased nor displeased with the number. It was in fact, the same number on June 1st of this year, so basically I have stayed the same all summer long.

Except that I haven’t:

  • I’ve gained a new appreciation for working out – I actually LIKE getting up early and getting my sweat on while the rest of the house sleeps.
  • I realize that my self esteem soars when I make the conscious effort to eat well and yes, eating well makes my innards feel better too.
  • I’m slowly (soooo slooooowly) ditching the idea that my worth is not tied to how I look.

I’m a little disappointed that I didn’t hold to my declaration of “I WILL NOT WEIGH MYSELF FOR A WHOLE ENTIRE YEAR!!!!”, but I I feel like 6 weeks was a pretty good run for someone who usually weighs herself daily. I don’t want to go back to daily weigh ins but I like being able to measure my progress (or lack thereof) once in a while, so I’m going to hold myself to a boundary of checking my weight once a month. I think that will be plenty for now.

And in the future if I get any grand ideas about doing something for a whole year, kindly point me to this post. 🙂

 

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5 thoughts on “Six weeks does not a year make

  1. Kyra

    I think once a month is a good idea. And you did gain a lot of good perspective, and a shift towards a healthy lifestyle over a number! That’s major progress!

  2. I say good on you for trying! So glad to hear how you are developing that appreciation for yourself, apart from the scale. You are worthy of feeling better, just because…
    Rejoicing with you today!

  3. Going without a weigh-in served its purpose. It taught you something.

    You know how I told you I gave up coffee several weeks ago? I’m seriously thinking about having some this morning. I want it sooo badly.

  4. debby

    I think its great how you’ve evolved into a “working out” mom. And it sounds like you are making changes to your diet as well.

    I don’t think I could stay away from the scale for 6 weeks, much less a year.

  5. I think once a month is a good idea. And you did gain a lot of good perspective, and a shift towards a healthy lifestyle over a number! That’s major progress!

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