Sunday, January 26, 2014

Stepping Away from the Scale

I am four days into eating low-carb, and two weeks into a regular exercise schedule, and I'm feeling AWESOME!!! Ketosis is definitely my happy place, and I am already seeing the scale go in the right direction (I know it is water weight, but it means that my body has changed over to burning fat for fuel- hoooray!)

My addiction with my scale is something I really want to tackle, starting this week, and so I am making a promise to all of Blogosphere that I will not step on it again until Saturday morning. See, I LOVE stepping on my scale way too much. Like, sometimes 4 to 5 times a day. This may not be a problem, except my mood and enthusiasm is tied directly to that number. As we all know, weight can fluctuate day by day (and even hour by hour), so I know it is not healthy for me to be putting so much emphasis on what it says.

I also know that the last time I fell off the low-carb wagon, it was because the scale gave me a number I didn't like (after a day or two), and I allowed doubt to creep into my head and ultimately convinced myself that I may as well take a "cheat day" since the scale isn't moving - cue 3 months of being off plan!!

So, I'm thinking that weighing myself once a week is enough to make sure I am heading in the right direction without becoming obsessive over the number. I'm still frightened over what I might do on weeks where I hit a plateau, but I'll cross that road when I get to it. For now, I'm moving in the right direction, and that's all that matters!

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