The scale. It is a wonderful tool but such an intimidating one at the same time. Before my Keto journey, I was afraid of the scale. I would force myself to step on it, occasionally, and grit my teeth as the reality of the numbers hit me.
Now, I weigh myself every day. Not because I weigh so much less and the numbers aren’t discouraging sometimes. I’m not allowing myself to become discouraged. Instead of feeling defeated, I have realized that weight fluctuates and that numbers can be significant but don’t represent all there is to tell in my weight loss journey.
Because, I don’t just want to weigh a certain amount. Being skinny is not equal to being fit. There are things I want to DO, ways that I want to feel that my body won’t allow in its present state.
So these are the important factors, making me feel successful in this way of eating. These Non-Scale Victories (NSV). Feeling better, having more energy, running a mile without stopping-those are the motivating factors, now, for me. Yes, the numbers still motivate me. They remind me that I’m not where I need to be yet. They show me how fickle weight can be.
At the end of the day, the numbers don’t define me or even accurately reflect the hard work I’ve been doing. They’re just a prompt, a reprimand sometimes, a motivation.