This week was a short weight-tracking week for me. The reason being that I changed my Weight Watchers weight-tracking day from Monday to Sunday.
Why, you might ask? Well, even though I’m thoughtful and intentional about the food I put in my body all week long, I am especially so the day before my weight tracking day. Basically, I don’t like to eat out (even if I am staying within my points allowance) the day before I weigh, because restaurants cook with so much salt that there is a good chance I will retain some water from an excess of sodium intake and I don’t want to be discouraged by a bad week that really isn’t, but the weight loss is being masked by water weight.
So, since Sunday is a family day and the desire to share a meal out on Sunday after church is high, Mike suggested that I change the day I track my weight from Monday morning to Sunday morning, putting the potential Sunday meal as far away from my next weigh-in as possible. 😉
So, this morning I got on the scale, one day short of a week since I last got on the scale. Down .6 lbs. Now, it’s certainly better than being up .6 lbs, but it’s still not a great week, even if it was only 6 days. One more day wouldn’t have made it the 2 lbs I am hoping for each week, I am certain of that. 😛
Now, I did ask myself if I felt that I had an obedient week before I got on the scale, because that is the true measure of my success. Do I feel that I made choices that honored my commitment to taking care of the temple that is my body?
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (ESV) – Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
Yes, I do feel that I was successful in this. Still, no matter how much I can say that my success is measured by my obedience and not by the scale, if I’m completely honest, I’m not free of the binding the scale still must hold on me. I’m disappointed with only losing .6 lbs this week. 😦
But, I also know deep down that if I stay the course and continue in my obedience and continue being intentional about what goes into my body, God will honor it and the scale will drop. This I know from experience. 🙂