This is another post that I had on my personal website but decided to transfer it over here. I wrote this last year but think that EVERY SINGLE person needs to see it! :-)
I decided to do this "scale project" after hearing some of my friends and my clients complain about how much they weigh and how their weight fluctuates. I never quite understood this because I never weigh myself. I just never have - I never picked up that habit as a teenager. The only reason I use 157 lbs for the "starting weight" of my transformation is because that is what I weighed when I was weighed for the first day of boot camp the summer I got serious (I randomly found the piece of paper with my weight and measurements on it). I actually do much better when I don't focus on any number - the scale, calories burned, calories consumed, macros, clothing size, measurements, etc.
Below is a graph of my overall weight throughout the entire time period...as you can see still the roller coaster up and downs.
I weighed myself daily but only took my measurements once a week. I found it very amusing when I graphed out my measurements and looked back at the numbers. Never ONCE did my measurements increase. Some weeks they would be the same as before but they didn't increase even as my weight did.
I have been reading articles on the Miss Indiana stories and I LOVE this quote from her...I really can't say it any better! “You can’t worry about the girl standing next to you because you’ll never be that girl,” Diehl said. Your body is a gift and you have to love it and have that confidence because that’s the only thing you can do. You can’t worry about being somebody else,” she said. “You have to be yourself.”