Something I have noticed as a Leader...
...is just how much a lot of people can let the scale affect their mood and determine how their week went.
I have lost track of the number of times I have been at the scale, about to weigh a member and while they're disrobing, I ask "how was your week?". I can honestly say that 7/10 members will answer with the "I don't know, let's wait and see".
Why do we allow the numbers on the scale to be the sole judge of how we did that week?
Don't forget, I was and still am a member...so this is something I am familiar with.
Yes, we want to see the numbers on the scale go down...but at the same time, what if they went up? You tracked all week, exercised, stayed OP and the scale goes up. Does that mean that all of your hard work and effort that week was a complete waste?
It means that you just need to keep pushing! The scale to me is just a partial judge and reflection of our success on this program.
The biggest part of this to me is the emotional changes and habits we have to change in order to see the results at the scale. When you have weight issues, it's not just a matter of losing the weight and all of a sudden you're "cured". It's about overcoming the emotional issues and habits you have also formed while you have been dealing with being overweight. To me, if you can overcome such things as low self-esteem, binging, etc. that is so much more of an accomplishment than losing the weight.
Think of that the next time you get on the scale. When you are going to your meeting, or even doing it at home -don't put off how you're feeling or how you're going to judge your week until you get on that scale. Think about all of the other positives that have changed since you started this journey, and keep focusing on all of the other changes that will come down the road.