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I did it. I did it!!

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

I've been avoiding the scale for some time now. I knew I gained over the hols and I didn't want to see the damage. I'm back on track with my health, though, and when I was losing weight I was weighing myself every day. I know that weight fluctuates day to day and I never was too bothered by the little changes up or down because the general trend was down and down and down.

So, if that worked for me when I was losing weight, shouldn't I be doing it now again? When I'm overeating, I don't weigh myself. I want to send myself all the signals I can that I am no longer overeating. I'm practicing health.

I stepped on the scale this morning. Yes, it showed a gain. That doesn't matter, because I knew it would. What matters is that I am feeling great and once again the number on the scale isn't important -- what's important is that I'm doing what I need to be healthy.

Go me!

P.S. I go to the office nurse regularly to have my blood pressure taken. It had gone dangerously high here. That can happen at high altitudes. Having lost so much weight, I now have my BP under control and have for months. What was exciting this morning was that my resting heart rate is 53 -- back down to the range it used to be when I was doing tae kwon do daily.
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    That's great!--that you let the scales tell you the truth, but also that your BP & heart rate are in good shape. emoticon
    1832 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Great numbers: bp and rhr, that is! Scale will do what scale will do, but you can't beat "feeling great".
    1838 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/9/2013 7:29:54 PM
    Wow 53! That is fantastic! Good for you taking care of yourself and knowing that the number on the scale is not everything.
    1838 days ago
  • MARTY728
    I did the same thing you did and this evening I am beginning the road once more. I need to workout and get back on track. emoticon emoticon
    1838 days ago
    I also avoided the scale over the holidays, I knew what it would say to me. But, yes, I did step on it at the beginning of the week and I was not surprised though a bit dismayed. Your blog reminded me that it's not the number that is important but what I am doing. Thank you!!
    1838 days ago
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