I WANT TO KISS THE SCALE!!!
Oh, shoot. I can’t stop there …
OK, I really don’t want to kiss the scale. I know where my feet have been. Gross. Plus, the scale merely gives numerical feedback on our gravitational force toward the Earth. It certainly doesn’t tell the whole story.
Here’s the thing: I felt AWFUL a week ago, jumped back on my optimal health plan and now I feel AMAZING! AHHHHHH!!!! My body is a freak of nature, but I’ll share some numbers with you because I’m pretty open about this whole process.
373.7: My starting weight (March 2016)
197.2: My lowest weight as an adult (Aug. 18, 2017)
250.4: My weight after unhealthy binging (Dec. 6, 2017)
225.3: My current weight (Dec. 15, 2017)
The 250.4 weigh-in is misleading. I stepped on the scale after a 12-hour drive back from Southern California, so there was a bunch of inflammation. And I’d made a lot of poor choices, so my body was freaking out about the amount of sodium and sugar in the system. BLOAT!!!!! I was four pounds lighter by the morning and eight pounds lower the next day after flushing that junk out of my system.
Though I’ve lost 13 pounds since last Friday (my official weigh-in day), I’m not bragging about any of this. It’s empirical data. It is what it is. I’m ashamed that I regained so much weight so quickly. Any of you who’ve known me for a while knows that this is a pattern.
Here’s what I’m proud of: I made a decision that I wasn’t going to go back to that place. As the saying goes, “I didn’t come this far to only come this far.”
I’m so thankful and happy — and relieved, honestly — that I stopped myself. My health program has a great strategy that we call “Stop. Challenge. Choose.” I STOPPED myself. I CHALLENGED where I was going and what I was doing with my eating and my life. And I CHOSE to return to healthier choices and to a healthier me. Dang, I’m even walking the stinking 100-plus steps up to my floor at work. Ouch!
Seeing the weight come back down is fun. Feeling the difference in my body and my mind is awesome.
Can I get a “HEALTH YEAH!?”