Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Scale envy

While reading another blog I was suprised to see how down she was on herself for not losing more weight even though she had been doing everything right. I started to wonder, obviously we need results to track our success and even determine our course of action... but, shouldn't we focus more on effort?

I mean, think about it, we can do it all right and gain a pound -or- we can totally screw up and still lose a pound. (The body doesn't ALWAYS react the way it should) so I argue forget about the number on the scale - how'd you do today on your goals? Are you living the life you want? Were you, a better 'self' today? If the answer's Yes, than damn the scales!

today's goals:
sleep: honestly I was in bed by 11
(granted my newborn is still sick so I was up 4 times - oh well)
exercise: my babysitter dodge me and I missed my spin class - ugh
water:45oz (I know - I need more)
9 am Kashi Autumn Harvest Cereal
11:30 am 2 cup homemade salsa and about 15 (or so)chips
2:00pm Roast beef Sandwich with extra veggies
5:00pm an apple
6:00pm Large mixed green salad with about 8 oz roast chicken - italian dressing
11:00pm an apple and half chicken sandwich
(I had to stay up till 2, figured I'd need a little something)


lyricgirl said...

First I would like to say thank you so much for visiting my blog(fatgirl vs skinnygirl) and leaving encouraging comments. I agree wth you regaring the scale and the numbers. I decided a month ago to toss the scale out and just focus on my daily activities and food choices. The way my clothes fit has replaced my scale. Thanks again for the post.

Yum Yucky said...

Damn! the scales. We should start a movement. Today, my goals were better than planned. I intended on power walking, but I ran instead. I don't know what came over me.