Until WW, I did not pay too much attention to the scale. I used the way my clothes were fitting, or not fitting, as my guide. Now that I weigh-in each week I am much more aware of the POWER OF THE SCALE. I don't like giving it so much power over my mood, but I do.*
My goal these next few weeks is to stay positive and focus on other aspects of the entire Weight Watchers experience. It is about more than just the silly scale. Soon after the meeting I began to ponder this verse:
Galatians 5: 22-23 "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control."
I must practice patience during this WW process and accept that losing weight will take time. I must practice faithfulness in following my points. I need to feel and exhibit true kindness and goodness to my friends that may lose weight even when I do not. I must practice self-control. This one is HUGE for me. I seem to have given myself permission to eat two or three frozen treats in the evening. Each evening. Yes, they are WW or Skinny Cow and low in points, but one needs to be enough. It just does. I still need to display gentleness to my family when I might be craving something and feel deprived. I am thankful for the love and support from my family and friends. I need to find joy in the small changes each week. I hope to find peace with my self image.
*I only lost .6 pounds this week and was quite the CrankyPants. Yes, that's a decimal point BEFORE the 6, otherwise this post would have had an entirely different tone.