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Measuring Success

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

My husband and I had testing done this morning for life insurance. A gentleman came to our home to do some different tests, we shall call him a nurse although I'm not sure what his title is. So the nurse had a scale that he brought with him. Before stepping on it he asked us how much we weighed and told us that the scale would be generous. Well I wasn't prepared for the scale's generosity. According to the scale I weighed 175, and I guess he just averaged it out with what I told him because he wrote down 181. What?!?

Scales are a funny thing. I find them to be a bit tempermental. We used to have a scale that gave you a different reading depending on different parts of the floor you put it on. The doctor's office scale always puts me heavier than my home scale. So what am I to believe?

I've decided the answer to that is my body. I can't measure this journey solely on a number (or several numbers like my measurements). It is going to have to be more than that. Sure I want to get down to a certain weight and clothing size, but I'm going to have to feel it too. How is my body feeling? How's my energy? I think those are going to be more important questions than how much do I weigh. So while I'll do a happy dance for every 10lbs I lose, I'll do a happy dance every day that I feel fresh and energized.

Yesterday's Goal:
Pack a bag during lunch and head to the gym straight after work: Check! It was nice, i was home by 6:45pm. It gave me a chance to make a nice healthy dinner. Proudest moment was when my husband, who is type 1 diabetic as of 1 1/2 yrs ago, had the lowest blood sugar this morning he's had in a long time. Definitely a motivator to cook more.

Todays Goal:
Limit my Rosh Hashanah dinner intake. It is the Jewish New Year and the time of year that my mother-in-law makes my favorite dish she makes, flanken. Also, I will eat salad and veggies. And when I see the dessert per person table I will not eat every single thing on the table. Wish me luck! Hahaha

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CWHEATLEY 9/28/2011 10:10AM

    I'm glad you are finding other ways than the scale to make your success. Good luck with your goals!!!

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JAYKAYSTRONG 9/28/2011 9:54AM

    We definitely have to use other measures in addition to the scale. Happy New Year -- I hope you and your family enjoy the celebrations...and the food in moderation :)

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