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Avoiding Stress

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Last week I worked really hard on eating well and exercising a lot. I was really proud of all the good decisions I made. But the night before my Friday morning weigh in, I found myself stressing about what the results would be! Instead of being confident, I found myself staring at the ceiling dreading what the scale would say. What if I had worked hard all week and the scale hadn't budged? That led to: What if me worrying all night make me gain weight back? WHAT AM I DOING? IS THIS ALL WORTH IT?

The next morning I weighed in. I had lost two pounds. I was really excited, but then had to take a moment to revisit my feelings the evening before. If this is going to be my new lifestyle, I can't let it stress me out. I need to be making the right decisions because I know that it's healthier, not because I want a certain number to pop up once a week. I love the song "The Next Right Thing" from Frozen II. (I cry basically every time I hear it, which is a lot because I have a 6-year-old.) In the context of the movie, it's about grief, but I do think it's very applicable to many different aspects of life. While I obviously see the importance of making long-term goals, I often find looking at the bigger picture to be very stressful. Instead of thinking about my Friday weigh in all week or how I need to lose about 100 pounds, I'm going to try to focus on living more in the moment and doing what I know is right for my body, one choice at a time.

Just do the next right thing.
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    Your body fluctuates up & down for little or no reason. You wouldn't be the 1st person that quit weighing if you chose that.I know one person that even gave away her scale because of how much stress it gave her. She now relies on her measurements.
    412 days ago
    If you HAD been up, what would you have thought? Hopefully you’d have only wondered why the scale didn’t reflect your hard work this week, NOT why you “gained weight”. This isn’t linear, and you’re doing great!
    412 days ago
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