What The Scale Won’t Tell You

The scale won’t tell you that I went grocery shopping on Friday to set myself up for success.


The scale won’t tell you that I came home from a long day of work on Friday and went for a run and was able to run up one of the hills that always leaves me panting and walking up it.


On Saturday morning when I weighed in, the scale certainly wouldn’t have told you that I went to a party Friday night and didn’t munch on all of the snacks that were out: pizza, queso, chips, cheese cake stuffed strawberries, etc. I budgeted for a few glasses of wine and stuck to it. THAT is a huge victory for me since I am social/emotional eater. The scale won’t tell you how immensely proud of myself I was for that.

That even at my in-laws before dinner was served, the only apps I ate were the fruits and veggies that were out. The scale won’t tell you that I baked a cake on Saturday for Easter Sunday and didn’t eat any of it.


The scale won’t tell you that I wanted to wake up before we started our Easter events and go for a run, but didn’t, so I made time later. It won’t tell you that I came home after brunch with my family and went for a 3.5 mile run then – knowing I only had 2 hours until we had to leave again for the In Laws.


And it also won’t tell you that while it’s not fast, nor my fastest, it’s the best I’ve done since August – and I was elated.


And despite gaining a pound this week, the scale won’t tell you that I was really feeling my Easter flow and felt confident and beautiful.


So, I gained a pound this week. I gained one friggin pound. Is it a crazy amount? No. Is it normal? Yes. Is it easy to accept? No. No, it’s not. Especially after I ended my week with 3 points leftover after a party. What the scale won’t tell me is that this happens to me after two weeks of big losses. What the scale did tell me is that I was bloated from the wine, Aunt Flow was leaving and I’m going to be just fine because my run pace is improving, my eating is back on track, and sometimes we just need to remember we’re more than a number.

15 thoughts on “What The Scale Won’t Tell You

  1. Love, love, love this post!! I once read it’s normal for a women’s weight to fluctuate up to 7 pounds a day. That’s crazy. But it also taught me not to put too much stock in that damn scale.

    And good for you for getting out there and making time to run on Easter! For me- getting out there is 99% of the battle!

    Happy Monday! 🙂

  2. I love this post so much. It pretty much sums up my week, only I GAINED 6 pounds. I think I freaked my body out. I walked and started actually running some this week. Busted ARSE in the yard over this weekend, and ate really well, save the Costco Pizza on Saturday. The scale doesn’t show all the hard work, and doesn’t show how much we try. However, you are looking fab and quickening your run pace that is what matters in the end.

  3. You look great in that dress, and you did awesome this week! That pound is a fluctuation – you’ll soon see some very encouraging loss, I’m sure. That’s just the way it goes. When you are consistent, it DOES pay off. Just takes patience sometimes.

  4. Perfect examples of why we should not put so much value on that little number! Thank you for bringing some positivity to my Monday. I wasn’t as disciplined as you over Easter weekend, but I did keep up my workouts and am back on track now. Best of luck to you this week! 🙂

  5. I was just hopeful to break the 220’s this week ( I only need .3 to do it ), and so when I saw the 6 pound gain, I had to fight back tears.

    However, like my Dr. said. We are woman, sometimes it just can’t be explained.

    Keep up your good work. Your a great inspiration to me. I very much enjoy your blogs.

  6. Hellllllllllllllll yeah!!!!!!! Good job and keep it up. The scale can be a bitch, you know how you feel and you know what you are doing. In the end, that is what counts! Love the dress 🙂

  7. I see so many accomplishments listed here! You’re eating right, controlling your habits during get to-gethers, and you look Fabulous in that Easter dress! Congratulations on kicking that hill! YOU GO GIRL!

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