So before I launch into the 7th reason, a little update on how this whole thing is going.
I have not stepped on the scale in 7 days now. It has not gotten easier. Especially in the last few days I have been dying to know what the little screen will say. Not because I think there's any good reason I should have lost weight, in fact it's just the opposite. Because it's such an ingrained habit. I can't stand not knowing. It's driving me crazy. It's like a little fix I need every day, and like every addiction, it doesn't always make me feel good, but I do it anyway.
But..onwards I go. If I can make it 7 days I can make it 30. I'm hoping that the desire will fade and I will no longer be a scale addict by the end of this. I can't say my confidence in that is high though.
On to reason number 7. Now, I promised my reasons would have nothing to do with my weight or my appearance, and maybe this one toes the line a little, but it's a huge reason for me.
I just feel more comfortable when I am more fit. I can't bear my thighs rubbing together. I sweat less and feel cooler and more comfortable when I am in better shape. I hate when my waistband is hurting me and sitting down is uncomfortable. Everything about my body feels better when I am eating right and exercising. There's less bloating, less bouncing, less rubbing...I just feel more comfortable. And it's not about how I look or my comfort in having people look at me - that is an entirely different issue. Physical comfort in my own skin and in my clothes is perhaps not the best reason, but it's a powerful one.
Day 7, Reason 7: To feel more comfortable in my body.
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