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No More Scale!

Monday, January 14, 2013

So I've made the commitment not to weigh myself! I feel that if I know that what I am doing and eating is healthy, there is no reason why the scale should control how I have succeeded.

Case in point...yesterday, went to my Mom's for dinner. Now my mom has always been very trim, and my sister and I have always battled the weight. Many times our conversations would circle around our weight and her concerns about our weight gain. of course, tears would ensue on both sides...her for worry about our health and us because, sometimes it would be gosh darn hard! Neither of us wanted to be fat and unhealthy, it is just that at the time, neither of us had the motivation to take charge.

Well, for both of us that has changed. My dear sister got her self a dog and started walking...the weight is starting to fall off of her and the results so far are super impressive.

For myself it started when I saw the movie "The Way" with Martin Sheen. If you haven't seen it...watch it! It is the story of when a father has to go and get his son's remains in France. His son was starting on the Camino de Santiago (500 plus mile walk), when he died. The father decides to do the walk and all along, he puts his son's ashes on the route. The challenge of the walk along with meeting people from all over the world who are doing this pilgrimage, made me want to shoot for it. So for my 50th year (2014), I plan on doing this challenge. That, of course, means I need to get into better physical shape...and that is my motivation.

Well back to the scale...NO MORE...as mentioned, saw my Mom last night and when I turned to walk away, she said that it looked like a lost a lot of weight...that felt FANTASTIC! Then this morning which I set as a weigh-in date...the scale was up 1 lb from last week! Now I know I am building muscle, and most likely my % of fat is down...but
WHY am I letting that stupid machine dictate my success...So as of today, no more scales. My successes are going to be measured just by how good I feel, and I do feel good!

Who's with me?!
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SCARLETCURLZ 1/14/2013 12:16PM

    I think that's awesome! I was having the same thought this morning. I got on the scale to do my weekly weigh in and had mixed feelings when I saw that I had no change from last week. I was a little disappointed yes, but on the other hand I know that I stayed within my calories, and I exercised. So I'm doing the right things here, so like you, I'm not going to let the scale get to me.

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LOLOSMOMMY 1/14/2013 12:03PM

    I agree that the scale isn't the be all and end all of weight loss. There are so many other measures of success! emoticon

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VFJF22051 1/14/2013 8:58AM

    Good luck with that. You might want to take your measurements as a progress guide.

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