It's done wonders for my MENTAL health.
I definitely still have a little work to do to not let the number on the scale affect my mood. If it's a "bad" number (and right there shows you I still play some sick disordered games in my head where numbers/weight can be inherently good or bad), I feel more self-conscious and upset throughout the day. A "good" number makes me feel a thrill and makes me walk through my day happier.
So I've taken the daily weighing out of the equation so that small daily fluctuations can't have that affect on my mood.
I still eat the same and exercise the same no matter what the scale says, and I've been maintaining the same weight for a very long time now (ex: today I am 123.2, right where I've been for a long while!), so I realized it doesn't matter if I keep a strict daily accounting of my weight.
But I believe STAYING REAL is also important. The scale is sticking around. I'm human, after all, and it's easy to put the blinders on and pretend something (like weight gain) isn't happening... Though my work pants aren't very forgiving so I might notice a significant gain even without the scale!
But, as always, this is a journey towards total health. My body is very healthy right now, but I think it's a lifelong journey to get and keep mental and spiritual health. So I will keep experimenting and working on myself and challenging myself.
In other news, Grandma is still in the hospital but will be moved to a rehab place soon - she realllllly wants to go home, but I'm scared she might not (she's 99!! Her heart is 99 and struggling). But it's nice to have this time with her to visit.
Having a quiet weekend in Albany- planned lots of dog walks and some local hikes. We're making pulled pork and having a little party for a friend of ours who is moving away soon.
Enjoy your day fully, friends <3