Looking beyond the scale
Feeling committed to weight loss I can get carried away. It is very easy to focus on the ounces and pounds on the scale and forget about the other indicators like- inches, clothes fitting differently and physical appearance which are just as important while improving our health.
The other day, my husband said to me, “your face looks smaller.” Now first, if you guys know me, then you know that I have some juicy cheeks. And secondly, instead of saying thank you baby to him for even noticing, I immediately thought about the mild progress I’m having on the scale and I said, “the scale hasn’t changed.” Just plain ole rude.
I get caught up in the numbers and that isn’t good. I need to learn to embrace the entire process. I mean at the end of the day- if I look a certain way and my health is great, do I care what the scale says?
In short, don’t allow the slow changing scale to negate any physical changes. Celebrate all of your victories- on and off the scale.