There were two things I told myself last week that I wouldn’t look at: The Leaderboard, and My Bathroom Scale. Looking at both of those too much only serves to make me feel like I’m not doing well enough, and makes me feel overwhelmed and want to sabotage myself.
I’m not doing very well at that resolution. Because I’m impatient. I promised myself that I wouldn’t let myself get too bogged down with the numbers on either, and so far I’ve been doing all right.
Today, I got on the bathroom scale. My bathroom scale measures about two pounds lighter than the offical scale that was used for my first weigh-in, so I don’t count it for official numbers. It’s just a general measure to see if I’m going up, going down, or maintaining. In a post earlier this week, I mentioned that the scale had gone nowhere but up, and that was frustrating. This morning, though, my patience was rewarded.
The number on my bathroom scale on 1/31 was 193. This morning, that number was 189.5.
3.5 pounds in 10 days. It seems small compared to some others, but considering that I only have about 50 pounds total to lose, I’m counting that as a total win!