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Oh the times, they are a changin' (and so am I!)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Today's SparkCoach assignment is to blog about the changes that I'm seeing other than the scale. This is only week 3 of my latest attempt to be consistent, and while I'm doing well (4lbs GONE), I am noticing more important changes than just what the scale says.

1 - My body does not want crap. Last Friday, I treated myself to an order of french fries. BIG MISTAKE! After 2 weeks of eating better, my body said no way! I'm just as happy without it.

2 - My mood is better. I tend to be a pretty somber, Eeorye-ish sort of person. I also lose my temper pretty easily. But last week, I worked out. I went to the gym and broke a sweat and pushed myself. And guess what? Last week, I was in the best mood I've been in for a long time.

3 - I like water. Surprise! I find myself wanting to drink water most of the time. I have a Diet Pepsi here and there to fuel my caffeine addiction, but other than that, it's water. I have some Crystal Light made too, just for those times when I need a little flavor, but I haven't had any in over a week.

4 - It's ok to have a "bad" day, be it conscious or unconscious. I had a bad day yesterday. SO WHAT! I'm not going to let that make a bad week, or a bad month, or force me to give up. One day is just that - one day. So I'm letting it go and just focusing on today. And today has been great so far!

5 - I feel lighter. 4lbs may not be that much a loss, all things considered, but I do feel lighter. Maybe it is just the strength that I'm getting in my legs from the elliptical and running. It could be that my mood has lightened and therefore translated into me simply feeling lighter. Whatever it is, I'll take it!

I'm sure I could come up with more things that are changing for me. I'm sure that at some point I will. But for now, what are the things that YOU see changing?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    Well said. Those are wonderful changes. Doing this can only make us feel better!

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BLESSEDBEING 9/17/2012 11:38PM

    How exciting! I just love hearing the honest delight as you describe these differences. And the cool thing is we don't have to be perfect to make real progress, and to feel better.
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LINDAK25 9/17/2012 5:37PM


Isn't this kind of change great? Since I've started Spark I've noticed that I'm not depressed. I think the change in diet/exercise/sleep really made a huge difference for me.

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CHELAGETSFIT 9/17/2012 1:47PM

    Good job on all your healthy choices and changes. Ours bodies will definitely reward us for good choices =)

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