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Keep doing what's right...it'll catch up with you!


If there's one thing I've learned about weight loss it's that there are so many variables as to why the scale might be up or down on any given day.

For instance, I might not have eaten as many calories on one day but if I've had too much salt, the scale can be up a pound or two.  This happened a few weeks ago when I stayed totally on program but also had a few pieces of bacon that day and the scale reflected it for a short time.  "That time of the month" can also reflect on the scale.  And sometimes it's not anything particular that I could ever figure out or narrow down, it just is what it is, at least for a day or two. 

But here's something I know to be truth and have come to believe and now DO..and that is, if you keep doing what's right, it will catch up with you!  This is true in weight loss or anything else in life.

Last week could have been a very frustrating week for me.  Although I was biking 1 hour a day every single day, and weeding another 2-3 hours a day on top of that, and following my Weight Watcher program exactly, I was amazingly UP 1.8 lbs!!  So I could have gotten off the scale at WW and said, "What?!  Are you serious?!  I'm done!"  But I didn't.  The receptionist who weighed me in even said, "Were you expecting that outcome?" and I said, "No, but that's perfectly alright."  She probably thought I was crazy.  

I was up 1.8, and I was not depressed, nor shaken, nor thinking of giving up.

The truth is that I could have been up for any number of reasons, including the fact that anybody who is biking one hour a day might just be getting some muscle?  I am not sure but one thing I do know is that I'm committed to do what is right regardless of what things look like momentarily.  I've got to look at the bigger picture.

This morning I got on the scale and I'm at my lowest point yet since starting my journey back to wellness.  It doesn't make sense either.  Last night I was craving carbs and while I didn't "go off of my program" I used a bunch of extra bonus points (I get 49 a week on my plan) and ate an english muffin with real butter and 8 cornbread crackers, right before bed.  Then my darling husband came in later and brought me some fresh fruit and hot fudge as a little surprise treat.  (He had no idea about my carb craving that I fulfilled earlier.)  Yes, I just ate all that right up and then went to sleep.  I had all the points for it in my program but the point is, I don't normally indulge in all those extra points especially before bedtime.  You would think I would have gotten on the scale this morning and had a spike up, but no, I'm actually down today...did I mention at my lowest point yet??!!  lol 

What's the point of this?  Well simply that you can't just go by what happens in the moment, you have to look at the big picture AND, stay the course even in moments where it looks like you're not moving forward.

Whether you're trying to stay the course in your personal walk with God, living a holy life, taking care of the body God's given you, raising Godly children, living out the dream God has given you...I believe in you and I'm cheering you on today!  More important, He believes in you and He's cheering you on.  Keep going even in moments where it looks like nothing is happening, or where it might actually seem like you are regressing.   

Comments

PD...great post and so true. Eventually the good you do will catch up with you.
Thanks so much for the feedback, Pastor Lisa!
Debra Robinson said…
GOOD STUFF PD!

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