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Bye, Bye, scale

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

In my last Bog I mentioned that I was a bit concerned about gaining weight when I introduced exercise. I thought what the heck. How can I be doing all the right healthy things and gain weight? I have to admit, I'm a bit of a type A personality when I start something. So if I start to diet everything has to be perfect. I can't "wing it" at all so to speak. Everything needs to be planned out. I have to set goals and deadlines in place to challenge myself. I need to meet those goals by a certain date to feel successful..... or so I thought.
In the past I would have thrown in the towel disregarded the 14lbs I did lose so far and been on a binge already. But I felt like been there done that maybe try something different, change things up. So I went surfing around on Spark reading other people's blog's, asked for advice, talked to my family and got some really good feedback. I have to say the people on Spark are the best! I don't think the people that are motivators truly understand how they can change people and keep them going. emoticon.
So having said all that I've decided to abandon my typical type A personality, step out of my comfort box and push through and embrace the journey.

I'm NOT going to get on the scale everyday and weigh myself, worry about every single calorie I put in my mouth (eg. counting ketchup, mustard ), worry about missing a day of exercise.
I WILL continue drinking my water, eating in range and walking 3 miles, 5 days a week, add strength training in over the next week or two. I WILL weigh myself in a month and see what has transpired. I will measure my success over the next month by how my clothes feel, how my energy level feels, and how I emotionally feel.
So I will put the scale in the closet and say bye till next month emoticon emoticon Big breath in..... Big breath out.....
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IMIN2GENES 5/17/2012 7:49AM

    Way to go!
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PGHKATHIE 5/17/2012 7:44AM

  Great attitude! Keep doing what's right for your body. You will get healthier, stronger, and results will follow.

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HEYITSLISA 5/17/2012 7:20AM

    Good luck with that, hun! I sincerely mean it. I'd be scratching like an addict if I couldn't weigh in every day! emoticon

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LIVEHAPPY123 5/17/2012 5:44AM

    You did it! Another success. I completely understand your personality. I to am a type A personality. I have failed many time having to high of expectations for myself. Have you ever wondered, how can I be so successful in several areas of my life and not with my personal well being? It sounds like you sat back and analyzed how things have went wrong in the past, and now you are really making the changes needed to be successful I am so happy to hear you have decided to give yourself space and you will need to forgive yourself along this journey. You WILL do it!

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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 5/16/2012 10:45PM

    Good for you! This is one step closer to making LASTING lifetime changes.

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