Since February has rolled into town in a flurry of snowfall, I’ve heard from some friends who are working very hard at keeping up with their New Year’s resolutions to get in shape.
The four I checked in with today have each managed to lose weight since starting their programs. It’s a wonderful thing. Ladies, I’m so very proud of you.
But. You knew that was coming didn’t you. Down to the very last woman, they each said, “Oh, I’ve lost ____ pounds, but it’s only water weight.” Way to diss yourselves, girls.
Physically it may be true, and I'm not a health professional so I don't know for a fact. It just seems as if we are willing to blow off our hard work and success like it’s nothing. Like we don’t deserve it. Yeah, we lost weight, but we’re sure the scale was broken.
You’ve been to the doctor’s office or the hospital and stepped up on that scale. Even though sometimes you’d really like to just skip it. Especially if your appointment is after lunch. When you step off, have they ever said, ‘Oh, 140 (or whatever number), but we have to subtract ten pounds for water weight.’? I bet not.
Congratulate yourselves. You know who you are, and you rock!
Note: The author of this blog solved this issue for the moment by simply hiding the scale. In fact, since the topic of weight loss gives her a headache, she’s wandered off in search of a lovely bottle of wine to serve with dinner. We’re hoping she’ll be back next week.