Every morning, after endlessly hitting the snooze button, I finally pull myself out of bed and begin my morning routine before heading to the office. But one of the first things I do, every single day, is step on the scale. And the number that is shining back at me can sometimes make or break my day, helping me to determine how “good” I was the previous day or if today I need to do be better to make up for the result.
So when I came in this morning, dwelling on a number that seems to have fluctuated in the wrong direction, I took a look at some of the materials we provide to our weight management providers and realized there’s more to being fit then what then the number that’s on the scale. While your weight is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, it isn’t the only part. A healthy diet helps increase your energy level, skin quality, and endurance. These things can’t always be measured by a number on the scale.
I also looked at some other factors that may result in a fluctuation on the scale. Undigested food, lack of sleep, stress, and other factors can cause weight fluctuation. If I want to see the results I want, I’m going to have to make sure that I’m doing the right things outside of exercising and eating right.
But if you do get off track, that’s ok! No one is perfect and the process is easier said than done. It’s all part of your weight loss journey and tomorrow is a new day and a new opportunity to set yourself up for the win and a step closer to your goal. Eventually, you will take enough steps to reach your goal!
And, as always, if you find that you need assistance, contact you weight management counselor. He or she is always available to help you understand the numbers on the scale and how to move forward to reach your goals.