Tuesday, January 4, 2011

It Feels So Good

So day 3 of "the end to chaos", and I am happy to say that I feel great. I wish I would remember how good I feel when I am totally on. I wasn't even "perfect" today, but that is ok. That's what I have to realize. That's what we must all realize... Instead of a resolution, or a diet, there has to be change. One foot in front of the next.

I thought back to the first days when I started losing weight, and I remembered something that kept me motivated on a daily basis. I hope this tip will help you...

I loved reaching "a new low" each day. Each day I would weigh in, ( my scale weighs in tenths), and it didn't matter how much lower the scale was, I just wanted a new low. To see the scale go down boosts your confidence, and pushes you to go farther. Some days I would lose one tenth of a pound, other days a full pound. Just work to make small steps each day to move the scale down.

My next post I will discuss the small changes we can make to lose weight.


  1. Mandy, what kind of scale do you use? I find miune to be grossly inaccurate from day to day and compared to the doctor's office.

  2. Heather, I use a Taylor brand scale. I have owned 2 now, but prefer the more simple one that just weighs me instead of the one that does body fat and all that jazz. I think I got it at Target for about $20.

  3. Go Mandy go! I think it is great that you were able to enjoy food, friends, and family and take some time to relax over Christmas. And now you can hop back on the train and provide motivation for the rest of us! ;) I need some! Two days back and my legs are killing me!