Taking A Break and Reclaiming my life

11 April, 2010 Off By Pinky @lowfatpie

Perhaps it makes no sense, the title of this blog.

Because of course when you are hard-core on program and losing weight you are already reclaiming your life right?

Because when you are overweight you can’t do all of those things that you want to do, even normal activities are difficult.  Like taking the stairs.  Running for your bus or train. Walking.

But I’m not there.  I’m not in a place where I can’t do things.   I can do a lot.

I can run.

I can take stairs (and do so willingly)

I can run for my bus or train.

I can walk, for ages and ages, without having to stop and sit.

I can ride my bike for hours and kilometers.

So the only thing now that is stopping me from living my life right now is the scale.  The pressure each and every week to do all of the right things, stay within points, avoid chocolate, say no to samples, exercise because I have to not because I want to, etc.

This bloody scale and the number upon it is taking over my life and creating a lot of unhappiness.  Because the measurement of success in the form of a number on the scale is not happening right now, people.

But the measurement of success is in SO MANY OTHER THINGS.  Things that in reality matter MORE than the number on the scale right now.

Size 42 (US size 12) jeans.



Feeling STRONG.

Being healthy.

I’m taking a break from the scale now and reclaiming my life.

So, I’m not going to weigh in on the scale for a while.  I’m thinking of more ways to measure success and I’ll post soon what it’s going to be.