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#*%! You, Scale.

26 Feb

Only one pound down on the scale last week. ONE. 1. Seriously? I know I worked harder than that. I also know that I could have done better. People in my circle have tried to convince me that this is “still one pound down”. Derrrr. But, it’s a single pound. Everyone knows that one is the loneliest number in the world {one dollar bill, one glass of wine, one condom left…you get the idea}. I can think of a million things wrong with that number. “It’s simple math”, everyone likes to tell me when referring to the calories in-calories out formula of weight loss. Simple?! Since when is the complex biology of a human body {let alone a female body} simple?

Here was my thought process moments before my trainer announced my lonely one- pound loss: Please, God, just one pound. That’s all I need- just one! Maybe I shouldn’t have eaten those pretzels the other night. Maybe I shouldn’t have told my husband I had a headache the other night- at least I would’ve burned some calories. Maybe, maybe, maybe. Just one pound, just one pound. I got my one pound, and wanted to punch the wall. I have a million excuses for not losing more. Legitimate obstacles, but excuses nonetheless. I had worked hard, but not as hard as I could have. I felt betrayed by my own body, and after leaving my training session, I just wanted to drown my sorrows {and face} into a pint of Death by Chocolate. With sour cream and onion chips on the side.

And then something great happened. I didn’t race to the grocery store to buy that bag of chips OR the pint of chocolate death. In a crazy, unforeseen turn of events, I raced home and made a Green Monster Spinach Smoothie. Instead of exercising my rights {at the drive thru} to order enough empty calories to feed the Duggar Family, I exercised in my living room with the Xbox Kinect! Uncharacteristically, I did not sabotage myself in attempt to punish my body. I chose to make that one-pound my friend. My other extra pounds welcomed it with open arms. We’re all one big happy family..and I can’t wait to get rid of them ALL.