13 April 2022

Don't focus on the number

 I have taken to weighing myself every morning. I get up, use the bathroom, weigh myself. Now I know not to invest anything in that particular number because it is influenced by all sorts of things. But it's hard not to let it affect me just a little even though I know that it is meaningless. Many other good things are happening to my body and I need to focus on those. 

Energy: my energy has greatly improved. I used to start yawning around 1pm and keep yawning the rest of the day. Now I still yawn occasionally but I have energy to get through the day. I used to come home and be so exhausted that all I wanted to do was lie on the couch and doze. Now I come home and workout before settling down on the couch. I'm still tired, don't get me wrong, but it's not the complete and utter exhaustion that I used to feel. 

Activity, I'm moving a whole lot more. Still not as much as I would like, but a lot more than I used to. 

Mental acuity, I feel a lot sharper than I used to. By afternoons I used to feel like I was operating in a fog. Now I'm just as sharp as I am in the mornings. 

Clothes, my clothes are fitting better. I'm wearing things that I wouldn't wear a few months ago because of the way they fit me. Now they fit great. 

Stomach, my stomach used to stick out in front all the time. All. The. Time. Now it is getting squishier and I can actually suck it in a little. It no longer creates a lump on my lap that my boobs rest on. I can actually look down when I'm sitting and not see my stomach sticking out (I know because I just did it). 

Mental attitude, this is so improved. I tend towards depression and apathy but lately that hasn't been a huge problem. I definitely have times when I don't feel like doing anything, but it's because I don't feel like doing anything not that I can't do anything. 

So yes, the number on the scale is not moving as quickly as I would like it to, but there are so many other benefits of eating right and exercising that it's hard to put much value in that number. 

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