Yes, happiness on seeing a smaller number on the scale can be detrimental to my weight loss journey at times. You see, when I see a lower number I get excited, I think I'm doing so good and then for some unknown reason I allow myself a little more food that day.
It's sad, but true and as I write I am shaking my head with a sheepish smile on my face. It really is dumb thinking seeing as how I have about sixty pounds left to lose. To think that one good day means I get a treat?
This is actually a new observation for me. When I realized I do this I had a light bulb moment - Aha! Maybe if I see a lower number and just keep doing what I'm doing I'll see another smaller number tomorrow? (Go ahead, laugh, I am...)
I guess it's kind of like not letting myself have a free for all after I weigh in on Fridays, and instead staying focused through the weekends. I know. Amazing that when I began to be careful through the weekends the loss I saw on Friday was still there on Monday.
So, now you know one more thing I'm learning about myself in this journey. I'm getting it, s l o w l y but surely, and I'm finding all the pieces that will make up my wonderful new ending!