Back down to an all time low – woohoo! After all this yoyoing around, hopefully I can keep the momentum going now.
You know people always say you shouldn’t focus on the scales, that weight loss is more about making lifestyle changes than a number. Now, I tend to agree with that but I also think sometimes we need to focus on the scales.
To lose weight, you need to sacrifice short term satisfaction to achieve a long term goal. That isn’t always so easy (and makes no difference if you are 4 or 40 kg from goal). The payoff for resisting a biscuit or a chocolate bar is too far away.
I need to focus on the scales. I’ve rediscovered that this week. I need to make this a battle between myself and the evil numbers. I know this last 4 kgs isn’t going to disappear in my immediate future – I’m looking at 4 weeks minimum – but I do know that I don’t want the scales to go up this week.
I can’t make the choice between a chocolate now vs a 4 kg weight loss in my mind but I can make the choice between a chocolate now vs a lower number on the scales at the end of the week. It’s bringing the choice back to a short term reward vs another short term reward and this week the scales won.
I’m in two minds about going to work this morning. My Sick Mind is saying go back to bed and my Needing Money Mind is saying go to work. I think Sick Mind is winning. I still want to go for a run though – is that wrong if I’m having a sicky from work?