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GOOSIEMOON SparkPoints: (177,787)
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3/3/14 11:26 P

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IVYLASS SparkPoints: (131,984)
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3/3/14 11:32 A

Excellent way of looking at things!

CHEWYMAMA69 Posts: 718
3/3/14 6:41 A

NAMASTEJUDE you have discovered the other side of Sparking. Yes, most of us want to see the number on the scale get smaller. However, the big benefit is the mind transformation. This is the emoticon change that makes your new habits a lifestyle and not a temporary change. Keep up the positive thoughts and you will see the changes you desire and more.

MCFHARPIST SparkPoints: (38,241)
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3/2/14 9:51 P

You are so right, NAMASTEJUDE! Sparkpeople is a transformational place! My mind, soul, and body were completely changed by consistently using the Nutrition Tracker and moderate exercise. If you can sustain the attitude that you now possess, you will see unbelievable results. Heads will turn, eyes will pop, and jaws will drop. Guaranteed!

Spark On!

NAMASTEJUDE SparkPoints: (13,018)
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3/2/14 11:55 A

I joined SparkPeople.com because I want to lose weight while pursuing a healthier lifestyle. I've been here for about five weeks now, and the scale has moved an almost disappointing five pounds. Instead of being unhappy about my slow progress, I am making a point of being pleased that the scale is finally moving in the right direction.

The true happiness with the system here is when I step away from the scale and look at the other things that have changed in the past five weeks. I haven't needed to take medicine for my heartburn in the past couple of weeks. I had been taking it daily. I haven't gone looking for the tube of Preparation H recently either, now that I think about it! My thighs aren't as sore from chafing when I walk, and I've been walking A LOT! I don't moan and groan when I sit down and get up again...I actually feel stronger!

Did I mention my mood? I feel happier! I'm pretty sure that I'm more pleasant to be around...

So fine, the scale isn't telling me what I want it to, but so many other things are reporting in positively that the scale is becoming less important. I know that as long as I keep making positive changes in my fitness and food, the scale will get where I want it to be all in good time!

Woo Hoo!!

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