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Peace

Monday, September 03, 2012

I was reminded this morning in my devotional, that what I'm looking for isn't the number on the scale, but peace. Of course the fact that the number on the scale returned to 196 (the lowest I've been in this journey.... I tend to go down, then up for a while, then down, etc.) seemed to give me peace this morning. Peace that I am on the right track, that I am working hard to acheive these goals.

I also realized that meeting this goal in September will put me down 25 lbs since beginning this journey on June 11. Kinda a big number (with bigger ones to come.)

I also have figured out that my lack of exercise is kinda putting me in a stale-mate with the scale. So I need to get back on the wagon today, and get some exercising in.

Goal... 7 more lbs this month. 27 days to go! It feels like such a big goal to me, and I think it is because I have never set small term goals like this. I've always set goals that are BIG and WAY in the Future, so the immediacy of them doesn't ever seem to hit home. Then a couple months in, I realize there's no way I'm going to hit the goal by then, so I change the "goal date"... which makes me feel like I am right on track still, although I have totally missed the mark.

I'm trying hard to focus on this small goal, and my own resolutions for this month in my healthy living change. It's hard, but I can do this!!
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MILPAM3 9/3/2012 10:39AM

  25 lbs in less than three months...fantastic! You're well on your way, so don't sigh when you weigh. emoticon

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KGWINDER 9/3/2012 8:18AM

    May I suggest you make peace with your scale. It likes you and wants to encourage you, yet it must be truthful - who else will. But you are expecting her to do too much - to take your weight and adjust for the water weight retention due to salt or morning dehydration; both which can make turns for as much as 3-7 lbs of weight up or down. Also after exercising a lot, just when your mind think whammo I'm going to get my gal scale to praise me in a big way, she tells you no way - you've put on more weight - what she can't tell you is that your muscles are like thirsty sponges after exercising and NEED the extra fluids to increase mitochondrial growth (translated build muscle).

Ms. Scale is pretty black and white (or whatever yours prints out in). She doesn't see if your skin just sponged up another 1 lbs after taking a shower, or if it is a particularly hot day to you're breathing out a lot more of that moist air. She just puts up with the worst view of our whole body and gives the truthful bottom line.

Peace comes in knowing you did the best you could in the days before both in exercise, eating, sleep, trusting that stresses are only challenges allowing you to grow and happiness is something that you gift to your own mind by trusting you have a noble purpose in this universe....now you look down and see the number for what it is a reflection of where you are now modified by salt and water and worry and bad sleep and building muscle and bye bye fat....and you will get to the end of your journey and you will be a better person when you get there. Peace!

Now go smile at your scale and say something nice to her and maybe she'll repay the favor!
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