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Don't let the scale spark a bad mood!

Monday, February 23, 2009

I'm fairly new to SP, and have had really good weigh-ins for my first 3 weeks - losing more than my goal of 2 lbs per week. My fourth week, not feeling as if I slacked in any way in the week leading up to my weigh-in day, I hadn't even lost a pound.

I know that in the past this would have upset me - most likely even set me back. I would have declared a "cheat day" and been in a bad mood for at least the next few days, making it difficult to be active or exercise. I also probably would have boycotted SP out of guilt!

This was not the case at all! I feel good about myself because I didn't let the scale determine my mood like I always have in the past. Not reaching my goal of 2 lbs per week didn't throw me off. I accepted the number on the scale, kept my mood up, and continued to try! I'm okay with whatever the scale happens to say on future weigh-in days, and feeling okay about it gives me confidence to continue towards my goals!

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    You've just learned one of the biggest spark secrets: that scale is just an inanimate object--not the be-all and end-all of who we are and how we are doing. Reality is what you do day after day with food and exercise--that's how you develop confidence and success. Thanks for sharing this awesome lesson!
    3256 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/23/2009 12:24:05 PM
  • ASH72461
    good for you
    my scale has been stuck on 207 for awhile
    but i keep on exercising and watching calories
    the main thing is that we are not gainning
    it seems like the first 5 or so is the easest to lose
    and then it gets harder but we can do this
    keep on sparking
    3256 days ago
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