A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about my weight loss journey.
In that post, I wrote: "...if you are like me you tend to put on a pound or two during that time of
the month and the gain is due to your monthly "friend,"don't stress too much about it. I try to
avoid giving in to my cravings and I usually lose that extra weight
I know, it is a do as a I say, not as a I do sort of thing because I stressed about it earlier this week
I woke up one morning, weighed myself and began cursing at the scale. I gained 3 pounds. That is about 2 or 3 weeks worth of diet and exercise!
It is discouraging. I see all that hard work going out the window.
These are the times, I need to keep my head more than anything despite how hard it is. PMS, anyone?
This is the time where I focus inward and say my mantra:
I am worth it.
I am beautiful.
I am smart.
It is only a number. My sense of self-worth is not based on a number on a scale.
I am eating healthy. My body is healthy.
Life is too short to beat yourself up over things you can't control.
I use that stress and put it towards my personal goals. I do something about it. For me, it can be a few extra laps in the pool or to write something. In the moment, I may still want to set the scale on fire but it helps me do something productive over getting all whiny over something I have no control over!
Sometimes, you need to find happiness in the little things. For me, it is my extra cup of coffee in the morning and the new shampoo I bought for myself. Look at my good hair day!
Edit: Once I finished my monthly "friend", I lost the weight. I only ended up gaining half a pound. I take that over 3 pounds any day!