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Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Sometimes You're Looking for the Wrong Rainbow

As I do every Wednesday now, I'm awake at 5am, lying in bed wondering what the scales will say.
I had a sneak peek last night and it sent me into meltdown mode. The scales showed nearly a 3kg gain! I was horrified and reverted to bad habits - 2 peanutbutter sandwiches for dinner (667 calories over budget for the day). I contemplated going to the gym but I let the negative voice in my head talk me out of it. Yep, I had a weak moment.
This morning this was all haunting me in the back of my mind. After procrastinating by checking out facebook and seeing what others weighed in at I thought it was time I took the bull by the horns and got my hurdle over with. Nervously I stepped onto the scales and waiting for it to settle on a number expecting the worst. I didn't see a 2 kg gain, I didn't even see a 1 kg gain - there was a gain of 500g - I could handle that. Wonder if I hadn't had my peanut butter sandwiches how much difference that would have made. Still a little disappointed in my actions I went about my normal routine of getting ready and having breakfast.
Then I remembered - this is officially week 4. That means it's time for measurements. So I find my measuring tape and go through the daunting task of measuring. I didn't think there'd been much different till I went to enter them into the computer. In 4 weeks I have lost 47cm!! Yep nearly 1/2 m of fat! What an achievment!! All of a sudden my gain doesn't seem to be so significant.
My Changes:
Chest (+2cm) Waist (-15cm) Hips (-2cm) L.Thigh (-14cm) R.Thigh (-14cm) L.Arm (-3cm) R.Arm (-1cm)
I'll be doing my fitness test tonight so I can see the changes there as well.
Today has taught me an important lesson; My body transformation is not a journey on kilos - it's a body transformation. My changes can be kilogram based, cm based or appearance. It's time I stop micromanaging just one part of my journey and embrace it all.


  1. Hi Camilla, well done for focusing on the changes other than on the scales! You have lost heaps of cms - and your fitness test will show improvement too. congrats!

  2. Thanks Janie! It's taken me a long time to not soley focus on the kilograms, but I'm doing it. Time to focus on the positives and the things that make me happy! Thanks for your support!!