Monday, November 2, 2009

I Will NOT get on that scale!!!

I always sleep with some water on my bedside table; thirst can strike at any time, right? Or a fire, or a coughing kid, or insomnia which requires a little squirt of melatonin followed by a good rinse.

My water is serving another purpose now. If I drink some before I get out of bed in the morning, then I render any scale readings (should I lose my resolve to wait until Wednesday mornings) inaccurate. And this, my friends, is perfect for the OCD person in me who won't settle for an off scale reading.

I had to guzzle that water this morning, because I WANT TO KNOW!!!! I tried on some pants I am hoping to wear without looking like a streetwalker. Not yet. I looked in the mirror. Still puffy. I am hunting for encouragement here.

So I am sitting here trying to come up with some NSVs. It turns out there are quite a few:
  • When I get out of bed in the morning, my feet don't hurt anymore. It used to be quite painful to start walking around for the day.
  • I can wear something other than this one pair of black stretch pants that would fit an elephant (if an elephant so desired).
  • I am not hiding as much as I was.
  • I was able to traipse all around Disney World while we were there last month and fit all the rides, and enjoy the fun with my kids. This is a priceless memory for me.
  • I have been eating out and ordering healthy foods. I have been eating salads galore, and fresh fruits. I haven't touched a hydrogenated fat, artificial color or flavor, or nitrite. Nearly 98% of my calories the last two weeks have been life-giving, disease-fighting foods.
  • I still have hope.
  • I am exercising reasonably.

I can wait to weigh another 48 hours, right? And although I'm hoping for a nice, big loss, I can cope if it's not, because I know that each day that I live and eat this way, is one more day and another step toward lifelong fitness.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for the visit to my blog and the comment...
    Have added your blog to my feedreader as I can see you living such an exciting journey I have to follow this one and be there to share your joys along the way....
    I always weigh more in the morning, I suffer like my mom from water retention...hate it.