Eurydice (eurydice72) wrote,

Being strong

So, for the first time in months, I got on the scale this morning, and it was baaaaaaaaaad. I knew it wasn't going to be good, because of weeks of heat and eating out and ice cream, but I didn't expect it to be this bad. It just makes the resolution to lose weight even stronger. Because you reach that point where you say enough is enough and just do it.

One of the things that's going to go back is getting on the scale every morning. I know a lot of people don't advocate that, but honestly, it's the only way I've ever been able to find to stay on the right track. I'm fully aware that weight can fluctuate slightly up and down so those don't bother me, but if I don't weigh myself every day, I lose sight of the goal. It gives me something definitive to keep me focused and it also keeps me honest. If I don't weigh myself, I can always delude that I'm doing OK when I'm really not. And as someone who absolutely needs structure in her life, I can't do it just once a week. That's not often enough to impact. I need it every day.

I had already decided that this week was going to be fixing certain bad habits (I made a huge pot of beef veggie soup on Sunday for Craig to have for lunches all week, for instance, instead of his habit of forgetting lunch and then binging on Mexican takeaway), but now I need to take it the rest of the way. That won't be as easy when I go visit my mom, but I'll have to do it. I have to.

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