Wednesday, July 27, 2011
The glass is half empty
Am I a pessimist or what? Why can't I just enjoy this new low? After all, I lost consistently for a year until I hit this annoying new low, gain, gain, lose but not to the new low, new low pattern. I know that I don't lose 1.8 lbs. a week anymore. The fact is I was sick on Monday and didn't eat much. This is an artificial low and next week I'm going to get on the POS scale and it will be up and I'll feel like crap about myself.
The really stupid part about it is that I am pretty happy with my appearance most of the time. I don't really need to lose any more weight. But we can never be too rich or too thin, right? I wish I didn't need to weigh myself anymore, but "they" say that we should weigh ourselves at least once a week in order to maintain our weight loss. Plus I get weird about the scale when I haven't weighed in a while. I start imagining that I've gained all kinds of weight.
So apparently I can't win. If I weigh myself, I'm not satisfied with what I see and if I don't weigh myself, my imagination gets the better of me.