I was hoping that today would be the day that I was able to tell everyone that I am down ten pounds as I continue on this journey to live a healthier lifestyle, but it hasn’t quite happened. With that said, I am down nine pounds and feeling fantastic! Over the weekend I went out and purchased all new jeans in one size smaller than I normally wear. I cannot even put into words the feeling that I had as I stood in those dressing rooms, tangible proof that my hard work is paying off. It is motivating me to continue to work hard and make these changes in diet and lifestyle permanent changes that benefit not only my health, but my entire family’s.
Along the way, however, I know there will be negative messages that slip in among the praise and guidance I’m receiving from the Mamavation Sistahood and the moments of triumph like those that I had this weekend. As crazy as it sounds, one of the most negative “voices” I’m hearing as I work hard to change is coming from one of the tools that I am using – my Wii Fit. Anyone who has ever stepped on to a Wii Balance Board for a body test has heard that little “Ooh!” sound it makes as though it is startled by the sudden pressure of your weight. I also use the Wii Fit to track my weight loss and changes in strength and balance, which unfortunately means that I have to see their view of my Mii and what she thinks of herself. When it tells me that I’m still obese and she looks sadly down at her body – which they’ve nicely puffed up for my viewing pleasure – I want to throw my Wiimote at the screen. When I go back out to the menu screen and I see our family of Mii’s, all of them stick skinny except for robust Mii, I also get frustrated. I’m happy for the changes that I’ve seen in my body, my balance, and my weight due in part to my Wii Fit, but I could do without the frenemy nature of our relationship.
What negative messages are you hoping to tune out this week while you continue to work hard to change your life?