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Monday, November 12, 2012

Being prepared is everything, darlings.

I have been losing weight consistently. Week after week at least a pound, and more often, two, has been disappearing and I have been tickled pink to see the number on the scale every Monday.

In the back of my mind though, I would tell myself that it might not always go this way and what makes me a winner at changing my lifestyle isn't just the number I see. I allowed the joy, but I was prepared that every week might not show the results I hoped for.

So, when I got on the scale this morning and was greeted by the same number I saw last Monday, it simply was what it was. It wasn't a huge letdown or a signal that my program wasn't working. It wasn't devastating or discouraging. It was simply that, on this particular day, that is how much I weigh. No more, no less.

This is pretty huge for me. In the past, when I was on fad diets of all kinds, the moment I stopped seeing scale victories, I would move on to the next thing I was sure would do the trick. Today though, I really embraced what I saw in the mirror instead of what I saw on the scale.

I saw muscles in my arms I have never seen before. I saw clear skin and a big, goofy smile. I saw a waistline that curved inward and a tush that seemed a wee bit perkier than it was two months ago.

I saw progress...and that's what this game is all about. So I may not have been a loser on the scale today, but I was a winner in my own eyes, mind and heart.

Maybe next week I will see the scale flashing a lower number, maybe I won't. In the meantime, I will do what works and hang here at Spark People with all the other winners. :)
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    That's a Winning attitude. You mean business.


    1954 days ago
    GREAT attitude! You are really in-the-know with this.
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    And so inspiring. I made a point to "like" this blog post.
    Best wishes!
    ~ t.
    1957 days ago
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    1958 days ago
    A standing ovation to you on your great attitude. This is about so much more than numbers on a scale. It's about lowering blood pressure, having more stamina and energy. It's also about improving our attitudes and you are totally succeeding!

    I wish you continued success mentally and physically!
    1958 days ago
    That's definitely a healthy point of view! Good job!
    1958 days ago
    Acceptance is the key. There will be another weigh day. Congratulation on the improved outlook on scales validation.
    1958 days ago
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