On action alone be thy interest, never on its fruits. -Bhagavad Gita
Still obsessed with weight? Are you terrified to stop the constant monitoring of your weight? What if there is a gain? How will I know if I don't weigh? I need to know if I lost weight so I will know if I am a good person or not. We usually aren't happy with a loss because it usually isn't enough or we think we deserved a bigger loss.
Shouldn't we concentrate on what we are doing rather than on the scale? The scale doesn't change a thing. How many of us sneak up on the scale - we try to see how much we can get by with? Poor eating may not catch up with us until the next week so we can't think H'mmmm I overate a couple times and still lost weight - wonder if I can get by with that again. I know it can be a wake-up call. If we know there is going to be a gain shouldn't our focus be on the actions, the behaviors that we know have caused the gain? If there is a loss, we know why. If there is a gain, we know why as well. If we know it is our TOM why get upset about it? Maybe we have been overeating and as luck would have it our TOM gives us a ready made reason. Some women do suffer I know. I had a student who suffered terrible PMS and would not even go on trips with our student organization because she knew she would be miserable. She wrapped herself in a rug and shot herself when she was very young. This is an extreme case. I know some women have to deal with out of whack hormones.
I have read where people are afraid to weigh because they KNOW it's not going to be good news. It's going to be hard to face that number when it pops up because we will immediately have to calm ourselves down, a little rationalizing will be thrown in, and we will have to start getting back to where we were so we can start losing again.
If our actions are the main thing, the weight will come off. Our plans should revolve around our behaviors and what we do - period. We can then weigh when we think about it or just when we feel like it. I rarely weigh myself. I don't care. I know that if I am acting like a slim person, one day I will be a slim person. It doesn't matter to me how quickly I get there - just so I am heading in that direction.
Breakfast was a raisin bran muffin.
I had almond butter with flaxseed on a banana for lunch and some home made granola.
Supper was a hard boiled egg, a piece of cheese, and Greek yogurt with chia seeds, stevia, and sugar free jelly.
I am going to make a point of eating more vegetables tomorrow.
I drank my water today and had my Jazzercise class this evening. I also did yard work today. I will have step aerobics in the morning.
Let's think about our actions and let the fruits just happen. (They will)