Saturday, May 26, 2007

What the Scale Doesn't Tell

I thought about my situation from yesterday and realized the reason that I don't want to weigh myself is because the number on the scale doesn't represent all the things I am doing to create a healthy body. All the hard work I am doing doesn't show up on the scale.

Here's what it doesn't show:
1. I don't binge eat anymore.
2. I'm able to recognize my hunger levels much better and can determine if I'm eating a meal because I'm hungry or because I'm bored.
3. I'm running...actually running (last night I actually increased my one minute increments to two minutes) and training for a marathon.
4. I am doing yoga.
5. I'm writing down what I eat so I can make better decisions and monitor what choices I am making all with the intention of making positive, healthful changes.
6. I am seeing a nutritionist.
7. I am seeing a therapist.
8. I am learning to take care of me, putting myself before others. (This is a hard one for me).
9. I am working hard every day at making some changes to my eating habits and how I take care of myself.
10. I'm experimenting with new foods (Also a hard one for me!).
11. I'm cutting back on red meat and opting for fish and chicken instead.

This is just a handful of the progress I've made and will continue to make. For now, I'll stay away from the scale and will continue to find ways to identify my progress and to help me feel better about what I am doing.

Ironically enough, my mom came to town today and said that she thought I was looking good, which means she thinks I've lost weight since the last time I saw her (at the beginning of April).

I went to yoga this morning, I got my new sneakers (and am looking forward to taking them for a run tomorrow) and just had a great, healthful meal for lunch. I'm on my way out the door now to check out the ocean.

Today is a good day.


Anonymous,  July 20, 2007 at 3:17 PM  

Hi Molly - yay! glad to see you celebrating some of your many accomplishments. You are working really hard and I am really proud of you. Just wanted to tell you that the effort you are putting in is inspiring. I know it can't be easy. -c

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