Saturday, May 23, 2009

Scale Gods, like Guitar Gods are a matter of opinion

It's Saturday once again , and it's time to drag out the scale to see just what the numbers have to say. Numbers, as we all know, are the "God" that all those who choose to make a lifestyle change in which they will become healthier. Numbers on the scale, numbers on a tape measure, numbers back from a lab with blood work. Numbers are God. So in the spirit of Gomez Addams , playing with his trains while pondering if Fester was his brother or not, I too say Spirits above me, shall I be blessed or Damned as I step on the altar called a scale .

And the numbers are....
Me- UP 0.6 ( is this thing stuck ????)
Son DOWN 0.2
Hubby DOWN 3.0

However, there are more things to consider progress than the number on the scale. Son and I have made a big dietary change and your body sometimes takes a while to adjust to the change. I can be dealing with a massive yeast dye off, and I suspect that I am about to get a visit from Aunt Flo, who's visits are more and more unpredictable these days. Son is becoming more and more conversational and just plain teachable. Hubby is not having to eat the foods now forbidden to son and I , and he is getting more on board with this new way of eating. The numbers for them are saying that progress is being made. For me it seems I have to find a different definition of progress.

2 comments:

Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

That's frustrating! Proud of you for finding the positives, though!

karen said...

I do think the change in diet may be screwing with the scale a bit. That's what I'm blaming MINE on, anyway. Have you also been doing measurements? I can't remember...

Thanks for the input on the party fiasco-to-be. Right now just cutting the gluten seems to be doing wonders for Johnny so we're going to leave the casein in as long as he keeps making progress. And, luckily, the party starts at 1ish so it'll be mostly munchies and not a real meal. Pineapple Upside-Down Cake is the plan for the cake thanks to Pamela's Products having INCREDIBLE gf mixes ... and Johnny goes crazy (in a good way) for pineapples and cherries :)