I’ve been on my journey with Trim Healthy Mama for 16 months now! To say I’m loving this way of eating is an understatement! I feel sad for folks on calorie restricted diets. I’ve been there in the past and it’s no fun. I was constantly hungry and focused on each calorie I put in my mouth. I think you can come to a boiling point of just wanting some good food and you blow it! Just speaking from experience. I’ve told you before that I’ve been on many diets in my lifetime! My dieting career started when I was in Junior High. After my last experience with Weight Watchers failed miserably, I stopped. I was tired of counting points, calories and eating rice cakes! My life became much harder. I was sick, miserable, bloated, over 300 pounds, lethargic, high blood pressure, depressed, had infections and just plain uncomfortable in my own skin. I could name many more side effects to the extra weight that I was carrying but, many of you may already know what those are.
I have another nemesis. The SCALE. This past 4 to 5 months my losses have slowed down. My hormones were tested and my thyroid was the root cause. I’m working with my doctor to get things back on track. My nemesis, Mr. Scale has been a source of frustration. I wanted to do so well each day, each week that I would always weigh myself to see where I was each morning. I could tell many THM girls to weigh-in once a week but, I was not following my own advice! I had a bad habit to break! Can anyone relate? I’m sure I’m not alone in my struggles with the scale.
I recently asked a group of girls that follow along with me on Facebook about the scale. Here are just a few of their thoughts….
- a liar
- It’s only a number, it does not define me!
- the devil! (LOL)
- wretched thing!
One of my sweet friends, Conney put a sticky note over her scale that says, “Monday” so she will remind herself to wait! I think that’s a cute idea. I know I’d be tearing off that sticky note and peaking…I know me!
I put my scale away. I did! I put it up in a cabinet so it’s out of site. Now instead of waking up to see what the scale said, I just start my day. Too often I let the scale dictate my attitude. Too often I let that number on the screen start my day off on the right foot or with a negative tone. How sad is that? That number on the scale does not define me or who I am in Christ!
A huge part of the Trim Healthy Mama plan is freedom! I am now finding freedom in a new area. I am finding freedom in NOT weighing myself and knowing that this plan really does work!! I will get to my goal when I get there and not one day before. It may take me 5 years to reach my goal but, that is okay. I am healthier than I have been in over a decade! I am eating delicious food. I am walking with my kids and working along side my family. I used to merely sit and watch as I couldn’t keep up. I am really LIVING!
Will I weigh myself? Yes. I am going to try to cut back to twice a month. I also think it’s great to measure yourself. Often times when I’ve not seen much action on the scale, I have seen inches melting away.
So, who’s with me? Who wants to say goodbye to the scale and hello to freedom!
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