If I don't like (and don't accept as "real") the up fluctuations, conversely I can't accept the down fluctuations either. This is why I haven't been weighing every day. Today I popped on the scale just to see what was what because I was feeling good and wondered if I should be brave enough to try to wear a skirt to work that I haven't worn in, oh, probably almost 4 years or more (I love this skirt or I would have gotten rid of it long ago...very flattering when it fits...black pencil skirt to the knee and hugs the body). So what happened? Down like 3 pounds from YESTERDAY (I didn't pay attention to the decimals because I know it's not REAL).
I know it's not REAL because I ate yesterday EXACTLY what I eat every work day: dry blueberry toast, an egg white and an egg for breakfast, frozen Trader Joe's chicken vindaloo for lunch, a few pieces of melon, some grapes and one piece of pineapple in the afternoon (actually that fruit was extra...I usually don't eat fruit), then salad for dinner, TJs frozen fruit bar for dessert, some radishes and some little artichokes for snack. I guess I should say I eat PRETTY MUCH that every REGULAR work day (the snack in the afternoon was extra yesterday, the snacks after dinner are different and sometimes I eat lunch out...to my detriment...see below). So how did my scale say 3 pounds down today? It's not REAL.
But, while it's not REAL, I do have that skirt on today. And it fits perfectly and I look good (at least two people mentioned it). That FEELS good. :-)
So maybe I should weigh every day...if the scale goes down, I'm motivated because what I'm doing is working. If it goes up, I'm motivated because I want it to go down. I will think about this...when I lost The Big Weight, I weighed every other day (when I went to the gym).
And today, I'll try to live in the moment and just feel good about being in my skirt. :-)