Monday, October 10, 2011

Reality Check BIG Time!

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The tragedy in life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.
Benjamin Mays

The Start of this week has actually not been that great. Sunday is the day that started it all. I decided that hey i could use a new weight scale. I pretty much just had a basic brand non-digital only cost me like $10. So off to the store we went. Hubby and two kids in tow we hit the weight scale aisle. We literally stood there for a good 30 minutes deciding which scale to get. I wanted a digital scale with a  memory tracker.. They had so many to choose from... one calculates your BMI.. one gives you encouragement when you lose weight and yells at you when you've gain. (there really is one.) We ended up settling on a $30 scale digital with memory that tracks your weight lost. Didn't really need all the fancy ones plus i don't like to hear gaining weight and being yelled at by a scale of all people. So off to home we went. Now the next part is a shocker. Went home jumped on the scale and my jaw just about dropped. I thought i was seeing things.. My old scale was off. Not by 1 pound, 2 pounds, or 3 pounds it was off by 8 pounds!! Do you know how it feels to know that you don't weight what you thought you did?  I was so mortified. I literally cried. My husband being supportive as he is told me to "suck it up" in a bit of a nice way and to keep moving foward. He said now i know my actual weight and i can go from there. Which is very nice to hear but still seeing that number shoot up past my weight, i was just devastated. So what did i do next?? Did i sit on the couch and grab a cookie?? Nope I walked my butt downstairs and i walked my anger and fustrations off. By the time i was done i felt so much better. We ate a healthy meal for dinner (salad and even measure everything) and i didn't even eat dessert.. though i was wanting to. My hubby just kept reminding me do i really need that? In the end i really didn't need it.  I have signed up on a website to keep track of my calorie intake so i am in more control of my outcome. I want to reach my goal! So I am moving foward and this time I won't looking back. I will be finishing up this 2week challenge and I can't wait for the next one to begin. I super psyched and ready to go. I am more determined then ever.

Also Best of Luck to all the finalist tonight. The next Mamavation Moms will be announced tonight at the twitter party. Have a great rest of the week!


  1. Way to go on walking off your anger instead of stuffing your feelings.

  2. exercising off a mad feels great, right? I just learned that lesson. I also think that the numbers on the scale aren't so important... I'm trying to use inches more as a motivation.


  3. I HATE when scales are off. Congratulations on taking the exercise route instead of the eat crap route. You can do this. We'll all be here loving and supporting you every step of the way. :)

  4. First of all, hugs, yes the digital scales are a bit more accurate. Mine was off by around 15 pounds. Secondly, great job for "getting over it" and moving forward. Don't let the scale crush you, it is just a form of measurement. You are doing this!!! Keep up the hard work and finish the two week challenge strong!

  5. Great job not caving in! That has been what I have done lately and am trying to not do it anymore! My husband is good about reminding me about waiting to take seconds or asking if I really need it. Somedays it bugs the crap out of me, but I ask him to do it, so I can't get mad. Its good to have them around! Good luck finishing up the two week challenge!

  6. I had to pack away my scale because I was getting so upset by the number. The important thing is how you are feeling and how your clothes are fitting. Great job not giving up at a weak moment. You can do this!!!

  7. I'm sorry to hear about the scale issues.- remember though, it's a number. That's it. So glad you were able to work off your frustrations rather than sitting and moping over it. That's awesome!
    I hope this week is proving to be better!