Eating, Weigh In

How My Weigh-In Almost Ruined My Weight Loss

I just weighed-in. I’m now at 249 lbs. I started, last Monday, at 257 lbs. I’ve lost 8 lbs.

And, my weigh-in almost ruined my future weight loss.

Why? Well, I’ve been following the ‘4 golden rules’ – eating when I’m hungry, eating what I want, eating consciously, and stopping when full – and I’ve been loosing weight. But, some habits die hard. As soon as I saw that number, I was tempted to ‘wait until later’ to eat, so that I could step on the scale and weigh a little less. In the past, if I lost a few pounds, I’d immediately abandon whatever eating plan I’d been following and go into starvation-mode. Fearing that I’d regain the pounds that I had lost, I’d refuse to hydrate myself and I’d go without food for as long as possible. Then, of course, I’d crash-and-burn and fill my stomach with junk foods and soda.

No more. This morning, I weighed in, made a notation, and fixed my breakfast. I don’t care if the scale bounces around a few pounds – My primary goal is to be in control! The weight will drop, as I learn to manage my cravings and eat properly.

Last nights episode was pretty good – but not nearly as good as the first episode. It felt a little ‘forced’. But, I’m sure that there are folks who needed to see it, and I’m sure it helped them. For me, the first episode will always be my favorite. If all goes well, it will be the episode that changed my life!

1 thought on “How My Weigh-In Almost Ruined My Weight Loss

  1. That’s something I learned a long time ago, but just yesterday put into words at the end of a post about my own weight loss trials (and tribulations).

    Here’s the last paragraph of the post, since it says what I wanted to say in my comment anyway:

    “One last thing: I highly recommend you focus on the process rather than the results. Take the time to notice that you begin to feel better, physically. Find something you like about your walks (or whatever). If you’re in it for the “here and now” benefits of the process, the results will follow without you having to worry about it. This will also help you stay on track because you’re enjoying the process, and merely observing the results. That emotional detachment lets you stay on track and on target!”

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