Lies My Scale Told Me
"Aw, you worked so hard this week. You even exercised! Yet you're up .x pounds. It's sad to be sooooo good and not be rewarded. Maybe you should have some chocolate."
One of the most important self-talk reels I've had to turn off in my head is the "I've been good - I deserve a loss." Because, quite honestly, sometimes the scale is a fickle b*tch. She holds on to weight like you wouldn't believe. She might even pack on some extra weight for good measure, just trying to shake my confidence. If I think I deserve a loss -- and I don't get it -- then the first thing I think: UNFAIR!
So unfair. I remember the birthday cake I skipped. The bag of chips in the cupboard that I hid so I wouldn't be tempted. The drops of sweat I shed in my workout. The sore muscles. All the motivation I felt throughout the week suddenly feels more like deprivation. Which leads to a dangerous mentality.
I gained even though I was good. Might as well be a little bad!
Don't listen to those lies. If you're working your plan and moving your body, the weight WILL come off. The scale can't lie every week. Hang tough and stick to what you know will work. Eventually, the scale will be forced to show the truth of your success!
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