The Scale Says 50 Pounds


I started my Paleo journey over a year ago. There’s been lots of successes followed by relapses back into old lifestyle habits. It’s been a continuous cycle of losses and gains.  And as much as I protest against the importance of numbers, I am conflicted. On one hand, I get excited by decreasing numbers and find myself dreaming of seeing certain numbers.

While on the other hand, I know that I am more than the number that stares back at me on the scales. Unfortunately, that number equates to too many lost opportunities. It’s not consistent with what I want to achieve.

For me, numbers are the difference between being a participant in life OR being someone that hesitates and winds up sitting on the sidelines. It’s not about being a size 6. It’s about making my body stronger and living a fuller life where I can accomplish what I want because I am physically fit and completely capable of achieving whatever goal I set my sights on.

I look forward to the day when I don’t care what number appears on the scale because that means I am at a place in my life where I can:

•enjoy clothes shopping again •go hiking without running out of breath every few feet
•take Kayak lessons which I won’t do out of  fear of falling in the water because I would then struggle to get back into the boat
•go zip lining without thinking that the harness will break
•learn to mountain climb ~something both Jon and Mikaela love~ which I currently can’t do because of my weight and lack of strength

I am not trying to be a certain size. I am simply trying to uncover the person I always wanted to be.

50 pounds down, 100 more to go.


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