I used to really struggle with getting on the scale.
I was afraid it would give me bad news.
I thought of the scale as the enemy when I gained weight and my bestie when I lost.
I noticed that there were times I was doing everything right, yet the scale didn’t seem to budge. Sometimes it even went up!
What was I doing wrong?
What I was doing wrong was thinking that weight loss was linear and that if I did “everything right” that every day the scale should go down.
Here’s the truth: we all have human bodies and our weight fluctuates from day-to-day.
Even when you’re doing all the right things, weight can fluctuate due to:
- Female cycles
- Eating salt
- Inadequate Sleep
- Hormonal Changes
Knowing this, I was able to shift my internal dialogue from:
- I’ll always be fat!
- This is never going to work!
- I hate myself!
All thoughts that kept me stuck because they created terrible results (binge eating, going off track, throwing in the towel– can you relate?)
But those weren’t the results I wanted, so I had to shift my thinking to focus on what I wanted to create:
- I’m committed to this process and accept fluctuations as part of my journey
- I’m willing to stick with my plan even when the scale fluctuates
- This goal matters to me, so I’m staying committed.
By shifting my perspective, I was able to allow fluctuations without making them mean anything.
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