Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Okay, get your mind out of the gutter! I am not talking about THOSE six inches, I am talking about my new waistline! I lost my measuring tape so I have not had the "pleasure" of measuring my waist for a long time. I hit a weight loss plateau and have not lost any pounds in about a month. I have been a little discouraged, especially with the holidays here and having to make the grand sacrifice of accounting for every bite of food that hits my lips!
Yesterday I had an "ah hah!" moment when reading ELIZARN's blog in the midst of my self pity. She stated that many of us do not really want to lose weight unless we want to do the work to lose it (not an exact quote!). That gave me a whole new perspective on my whining about food deprivation and exercise! As I started my morning with my new attitude I remembered that I had bought a measuring tape when I went Christmas shopping. I dug through my bags, retrieved it, and wrapped that baby around my body parts. . . SIX inches off my waist!! I am now sculpting an actual indentation where it is!
I say all of this just to remind all my fellow Sparkers that the scale is not the omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent god of weight loss! There are other measures that can be just as rewarding! I have a new energy to continue, and I hope you do as well! Happy Holidays to all!