Today being Tuesday and all, I stepped on the scale this am. Any guesses?
+1 lb from last week. Awesome...now I have 11lbs to lose.
I forgot how much I hate this whole scale thing. So, up a pound. Of course the crazy thoughts crept in: "was it the donut last Thursday?" "Was it the 3 alcoholic beverages I drank over the course of the week?" "Was it because I didn't exercise on Saturday?" Who dafaq knows.
But, I do know one thing. I weigh less today than I did a month ago. I'm not going to let one day, one moment on the scale change what I'm doing overall. I know I could replicate last week's food and exercise to the "T" this week, and see a 3lb loss next Tuesday. That is why this scale thing is so maddening.
Is is a useful tool? Absolutely. Is it useful to use it to run my life? Absolutely not. I know what I need to do. I'm going to continue to do what I need to do, and I'm going to trust that things will move in the correct direction. I'm interested in the long haul, not the pot holes or speed bumps along the way.