It is time to get back to the scale. And for those of you who remember my last scale post six weeks ago, yes, I did gain weight. he last three weeks have been immensely stressful and there was a lot of comfort food. I knew that despite actually maintaining my workout, I was just not eating right so I kind of suspected it was coming.
I am not going to get upset or wallow, I am just going to accept and more on. Because quite frankly that is all you can do in this life. My weight has been up and down a lot but the overall trend has been downwards.
While this Sunday is my birthday and all sorts to treats were planned, the treats were sort of derailed. This post is actually coming a day early, because tomorrow I have dental surgery. I wanted to weigh in today because tomorrow I will not be able to eat anything prior to my surgery and then I suspect the next few days will be full of food chosen because they have no sharp edges and require little effort to consume.
I have yogurt and a freezer full of smoothies to be honest.
hile it won’t be my normal meal plan, I will at least know exactly how many calories are being consumed as the labels are clear. And then I will be going back to my normal menu plan with counted calories after the healing has begun.
It also helps that we are now in the time of year where the heat makes eating a lot a bit problematic. The extra calorie consumption in the summer tends to come from beverages rather than food. It is high caloric cold drinks that I have to worry about. Although I have been doing well eliminating them from my diet in general so summertime usually sees me do well with the weight loss. Once my surgery is finished, my stress level will plummet. All of the family drama was settled before my issues cropped up so hopefully this means a nice calm patch.
At least i have my fingers crossed that we are sailing into calm waters.
Or at least calmer waters.
So this is the start of the return of the scale. Clearly I still need it to keep myself in check, although I really did enjoy my break from it. I believe that i will still be taking periodic breaks from the scale, regardless of the gaining possibilities as it makes me think more about my body and how I feel. I learned a bit about myself by stepping away from the scale. I learned that exercise has now become something my body is routinely used to getting and feels kind of off when I skip. I also learned that I can’t eat like I used to. Many of the comfort foods I made in the past month were old standards that used to feature on my meal plans routinely. I hadn’t made most of them in a while and while mentally comforting, my belly was not overly happy with the food anymore. my habits and internal rhythms have changed.
I think the biggest thing that i learned is that while I really do use the scale as a tool to keep me on track, I am not dependant on it. I was worried that I was starting to obsess about the numbers it reflected and was fixated about reaching a number goal in my head. The truth is, while I will always have a love hate relationship with the scale, I am not dominated by the numbers it reflects.
It sounds like a little thing, but for me, that is kind of a big deal to know.
So without further ado, The Stats:
Starting weight: 246.0 Lbs
Current Weight: 225.0 lbs
Weight lost thus far: 21 lbs
Clearly, the journey continues.