I have never grown out of the fear of the scale. Getting on it became a daily ritual. If I was down, it was a good day, if I was up, a gray cloud overshadowed me. I know, I know…you should never weigh yourself daily. I still fight the urge to step on it every morning.
You have probably heard of the white coat syndrome. My blood pressure doesn’t go up because I am seeing my doctor. It goes up because I have to step on the scale. When I was pregnant, I learned to turn around and not look at the number when I was weighing in. I still do that today…I look away.
Up until a few weeks ago, I would hold my breath each and every time I stepped on my scale. It hasn’t been very friendly in the past. As I am watching the weight finally come down, I am feeling better and feel like I can breath as I step on it. Today I got on the scale and was up 2 pounds and what did I do?…Yep, beat myself up for it all day long. My mind plays an emotional game with me, telling me I will be “fat” forever. My mind replays the number I saw, every minute of the day. It’s exhausting!!!
When will I learn to step on the scale once a week and only once a week!!! When will I stop being afraid of the scale? Will I ever grow out of this fear? Who knows. All I know is I need to keep doing what I am doing. Eating healthy, exercising and being part of a great support system. I have 15 pounds to meet my goal and I am so much closer than I was 2 months ago. I need to focus on the positives!!!
Here are my 60 day stats for my Body By Vi 90 Day Challenge: Down a total of 8.6 pound, 9.75 inches and 1.6% body fat. Friends are starting to notice, which is a huge compliment when they say something. I have less than a month to go before I start another 90 Day Challenge. I have one goal already made and may make another one once I reach the first one!
I know the Visalus shakes and the exercise compliment each other and are working for me. Especially for a mid 40 something girl who has dieted most of her life. If you are interested in learning more about Visalus, please let me know. I would be happy to share how well it is working for me.
Disclosure: I am not paid to write about Visalus. This is my personal experience using the product and I am excited about the transformation taking place and want to share it with my readers.