Friday, August 5, 2011

Dreading the scale? ME????

Yes, me.  I'm dreading the scale.

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Tomorrow will be my first weigh-in in two weeks.  In those 14 days, about 10 of them were super-high-cal-bad-eating days.  So...  I'm positive that tomorrow's weigh-in will show a gain.

The good thing is that I can't remember the last time that I dreaded a weigh-in, so that must mean that this is the first time I've "messed up" in a while.

Of course, cliche as it is, I do see my weight loss journey as more of a lifestyle change than a diet, so it was unrealistic of me to think that I would never have a bad week.  And that's all this was, a bad week.  Life will have bad weeks here and there, and this was just one of them.

I've been back on track 100% since yesterday morning, and I'm already feeling better.

Tomorrow, there will be a gain.  That much I am certain of... but how big will it be?  That's the part that I am dreading to learn.  I will be happy if it's 2 pounds or less. 

Can you relate to this "dreading the scale" feeling that I'm having? 

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Amanda said...

Yep I've had many of those weeks. I'm dreading my WI tomorrow because I have a work happy hour today filled with drinks/food. I don't want to go and not enjoy because I'm trying to lose weight so I have to find a balance. Food I'm not so worried about but the drinks can go down pretty easy when socializing. We will see what happens.

Good luck tomorrow! Just remember you can always undo what you've done.

Jennifer said...

I can definitely relate to dreading the scale!

But you've got the right outlook (the outlook I try to have!). It was a bad week. And this is for life, so bad weeks will come and go. And so will GREAT weeks! :)

Megan said...

I can absolutely relate. I just mentioned this on my post, but with all these changes that my body is going through being off BC for the first time in 2 years, the scale is not my friend right now. I should stay away for 2 weeks or so, but it's SO hard!

Cyn said...

I have come to learn that sometimes when I am dreading the scale I actually have a good weigh-in? And vice versa... which is even more frustrating.

As well as we think we know our bodies -- sometimes we are wrong about how we think a weigh-in will go.

Maybe you will be pleasantly surprised tomorrow???

nikki said...

found you thru 3fc - awesome progress! youre an inspiration.
stop by my blog anytime!

Leah K. New said...

@Amanda- We'll both have to face the scale tomorrow, and I'm sure we'll be okay. You've been doing great, one happy hour won't kill you! ;-) Thanks for the support as always!

@Jennifer- Thanks for reminding me about the great weeks! I needed that.

@Megan- I know what you mean. It's tough to stay away from the scale sometimes. I keep wanting to switch from weekly to monthly weigh-ins, but I keep on stepping on it weekly.

@Cyn- I will be pleasantly surprised if I gain less than 2 pounds, honestly. But that would be awesome if I don't gain tomorrow, we'll see...

@nikki- Thanks for stopping by, and I will definately check out your blog. :-)

jennybell said...

When I weighed in 2 weeks ago, I was feeling the same way you are. I was happy when I "only" gained 1.4 lbs. Then I used that as momentum to go back to tracking, except for the one night when my husband took me to a fancy restaurant for our anniversary 2 days before my WI -only lost .2 pounds. I have done great so far this week and feel good again about weighing in.

My point is, I used it as motivation to get back on track.