You all know I was nervous about stepping on the scale last night after flying and increased sodium intake, but I’m glad I did. The scale showed a loss of 4.8 pounds which brings my total over 107 pounds, and I’m pretty excited about it.
I knew it was important to step on the scale yesterday, and every comment I received confirmed what I already knew.
SeattleRunnerGirl shared sound wisdom when she said “Kenz, I think it’s a GREAT decision to weigh-in today. This journey isn’t about what your weigh-in shows this week. It’s not about what any ONE weigh-in shows on ANY week. It’s about what you do day-in and day-out for a lifetime. So today’s number on the scale? Simply feedback about what your body is going through right now. Different schedule, different food, different workouts than usual. Flying. Sitting in an airport for 9 hours. Sleep patterns. They all affect your individual weigh-ins, but NOT your overall pattern of weight loss over time. So good for you.”
One of the hardest parts of this journey is learning that the scale does not define me. Sure, it helps me maintain focus and keeps me accountable, but there is no denying how far I’ve come. I am healthier than I’ve ever been today, and that would have been true even if I had experienced a five pound gain. (Remind me of that when I need to remember it later, okay?)
I’m proud of the work I’ve been doing, but it’s time to step it up. And I’m going to join Deb’s Freedom Challenge to share my goals with other like-minded people! If you’re interested just click here for details.
Thanks to each of you for being supportive every time I need it. I’m a lucky girl.