Sunday, January 10, 2010

The good news is the bad news is the good news

Okay, so I have good news and bad news

The good news is we finally replaced the scale that was flooded out.

The bad news is we finally replaced the scale that was flooded out.

373. I've gained a total of 20 pounds since I got down to my low of 353. Ouch.

I guess whether something is good news or bad news often depends on how you choose to look at it. Yeah, it's kinda bad news because it told me I gained more weight back than I thought, I thought maybe 10, 15 at the most. So yeah, getting the scale is bad news.

Or... is it good? What I mean is I'm no longer oblivious. I'm seeing that and thinking, maybe this is the kick in the butt I need to get back on track?

In the end it's up to me whether to make it good or bad.

I can look at the weight and decide that the 20 is bad news. Or I can look at it and say yeah, but for the year I've lost 20 pounds, so there's good news in that.

In the end it's up to me how to approach that. It's what I do with it that makes the difference. I choose to look at the 20 lost as good news, but at the same time not to ignore the other 20 that was lost and then regained. I think I need a healthy balance of the 2... the encouragement of the 20 lost overall, but the wakeup call of the bad.

And if the 20 lost gets me back on track... that's good news.

1 comment:

  1. I've started a quest to lose weight myself.. You know before I left for the military I was down to 203 pounds? Well.. by the time I got through AIT and got here to Korea, that had jumped back to 245 lbs.. Though a portion of that weight was muscle gained throughout my training.. there is a large deal of weight gained, because I had increased my diet in basic to keep up with physical demands... and it took a long time to mentally tone that down to a normal diet once the physical demands were gone.

    Anyway, within my first few months of being here in Korea, I dropped from 245 to 230.. and that's where I've been sitting... I've been losing inches of fat, but my weight stays the same because I've been too focused on building muscle to lose the fat first... Until this past week.

    But when it comes down to it, I've learned a lot of tips and tricks to losing weight, and if you'd like I can share them... a lot of them are probably things you've already heard before, but they're things that I've witnessed in action as I've helped a few of my friends here to lose some drastic weight... My only problem is that for myself, I got to work at putting it all into motion.

    If you want to lose the weight fast, it'll take a lot of work, if you're willing to put up the effort... but otherwise if you want I can help you out with a few more pointers to do it gradually and at a more natural rate. I haven't read enough of your posts yet to really understand what your plan is.. but one thing I've learned.. is that for most of us in the military.. our second job is nutritionist >.>