Fat Tuesday: The Scale “Moment of Dread’

bathroom_scale_501780050Well…it’s the moment I have been dreading all summer.

After more than five weeks of travel in less than two months, I have to renew my relationship with the scale.  I’ve spent more than a month eating school cafeteria food, airport quick fixes…and Skittles.  (That’s a long story – but it had to be done.)

Aren’t we funny people.  In my head – my only goal was not to gain anything….knowing that I had easily gained 10 pounds.  BUT INSTEAD I FOUND THAT I LOST THREE POUNDS despite carbs at inopportune times and a supreme lack of edible vegetables.

And instead of being completely elated, I was instantly disappointed that I hadn’t lost more.  OK – wait a minute – didn’t I just say my goal was maintenance?  And didn’t I exceed that goal with a loss?

Yes.  Yes I did.  And I am proud of that – and I am banishing the crazy voices that continually tell me I will never reach my goal weight.  Yes, I will….3 pounds….or 3 ounces….or one small victory at a time.

Author: Darren Sutton

I've been in student ministry nearly 30 years…which generally just confirms how much I still don't know. Some days I'm the pizza-eating, over-responding, teaching-on-the-fly, desperate-for-volunteers, frustrated-with-co-workers youth leader that we all are. And sometimes…I knock it out of the park. I'm everywhere on social media that you are!

One thought on “Fat Tuesday: The Scale “Moment of Dread’”

  1. Well, I wasn’t as lucky. Good for you!! I have recommitted, reconnected and rededicated myself back to healthy eating and losing the weight I have recently gained. And, isn’t it amazing about the lack of vegetables in the typical American diet (aka…anything other than food at home)? You have inspired me.

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