If I lived my life in pursuit of perfection this week, as far as weight loss is concerned, could be classed as a disaster. The scales say that I haven’t shifted a pound, in fact I have put on weight, which means I have ‘failed’.
So Am I A Failure?
Of course not! As I’ve said numerous times before: I am looking towards the goal of health and being a good weight for my height. I’m not interested in losing weight quickly, or berating myself because the scales insist that I have ‘failed’.
This is one of the reasons that I really, really do not like the idea of weighing and measuring myself or my food. I have a pretty good attitude to weight loss – the weight will come off, but I’ll do it in my own time and I will always keep health, moderation and living life to the full at the forefront of my mind.
If the scales tell a tale of ‘failure’ then so what? I KNOW that I ate nutritiously last week, and I feel good. So who cares what the scales say?
I think we have to remember that our weight can change from day to day, and hour to hour. A pint of water weighs a UK pound and a quarter for goodness sake. So if you weigh when your bladder is full, or if you’ve just had a large drink it will skew the scales.
And don’t get me started on what happens when you’re consitpated (around 2lb UK measurement per bowel movement is what you’re hanging onto 😳)
Yesterday I put on a shirt that I couldn’t do up a few weeks ago – it buttoned without a problem. So take that scales, take that!
I do think that the next weigh in may tell a similar tale. I attended the UK Blog Awards over the weekend and, I have to admit, I had a bit of a blow out. Well, my good friend Catherine (Not Dressed As Lamb) scooped the award for best fashion and beauty blogger so it would have been rude not to celebrate 😉
Yet I’ll be OK if I don’t lose weight. I didn’t overeat because I was stressed, to comfort myself or because I was feeling depressed. I went away, ate and drank what I wanted, and had a good time. I believe it’s being aware of why I overeat and taking steps to overcome my trigger points that will get me to my goal – even if it takes a while.
This Week’s Weight Loss Video
Check out what I got up to, including a bit of a peek at The UK Blog Awards and I’ll catch you next time. And remember – be gentle with yourself.