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Weight is just a number

Sunday, September 02, 2012

I know we are told this all the time - weight doesn't measure your worth, weight does not define you, weight doesn't even fully define your weight loss success. I finally internalized this. It was something I read on someone's blog or page or somewhere, and since I don't even remember where it was, I don't remember who it was either, so I apologize for not giving credit where it's due. They pointed out that weight is the force on an object due to gravity. Since gravity differs on each different planet, our weight would differ there as well. At my current weight on Earth, I would weigh 100.5 lbs on Mars (can I move there, you think?) or 681 lbs on Jupiter. Weight is still a good measurement to track progress, but it made it all relative to me when I realized weight differs depending on the effects of gravity throughout the universe.

Edit: It looks like people are not getting my point. I want my body to be smaller, with less fat, and better health. I DON'T have a specific number I want to weigh!

Edit2: The credit goes to my Sparkfriend Triangle-Woman! She puts it a bit better than I did. You can read for yourself on her page.
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    Just wanted to say thank you for sharing the story that helped you realize that weight is just a number. It's a wonderful, self-loving sort of epiphany to have!
    1512 days ago
    I actually have something to that effect on my page, so I agree....whenever I'm not obsessing about the number :)

    Take care and keep Sparking!!

    1513 days ago
    emoticon Food for thought and no calories! emoticon
    1513 days ago
    emoticon love it! don't get hung up on the number! focus on goals about health, measurements, how clothes fit or how you FEEL! the number is what it is, and is only an indication of weight - it says nothing about health, muscle mass, etc.

    1514 days ago
    Weight may not be the be all end all, but here in the USA, we have an epidemic of people who carry a little more than needed. I think there are a lot of things that are more important, but here on Spark, we are all on a mission to manage or weight. I hope your program is going well.
    1514 days ago
    Our minds control us, so we must learn to think our feelings not others.
    1514 days ago
    I believe what matters is how my energy level is. Weight is relative.
    1514 days ago
    emoticon I want to go with you to mars. Thanks for the thought. emoticon no matter how different our gravity is. Sending good luck on your new journey and success.
    emoticon here's to living on mars!! Hehe. Judy
    1514 days ago
  • KAYE454
    We all have a desire to weigh a certain number in our mind
    1514 days ago
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