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The truth is....

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I am extremely motivated right now, I had some revelations this weekend about why I'm doing this. I always was trying to lose weight for someone or because I was told to. I really just need to learn to live healthy and the weight will take care of itself. I am going to eat and exercise to treat my Type 2 Diabetes, if I lose weight in addition to that, then great. That way I don't feel so pressured to look at the scale and to be disappointed over an arbitrary number. I gained some perspective that I really needed.

I'll still track my weight, but I'm not letting that number control my feelings about myself anymore. There is more to me than my weight, and I had forgotten that. So here is to friends that show us the truth about ourselves that we are blind to.
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  • v MONIQUEDVA
    This is awesome Amber!!! I don't know who helped you gain the new perspective but I give them kudos as well. You need to be healthy for you not for some number on the scale. Good stuff!!!
    1276 days ago
  • v BETHYSMAMA
    Another cool thing is to track your measurements. I do this monthly even a half inch off and I feel like I accomplished something.
    1277 days ago
  • v SPARKLINGHOPE
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    1277 days ago
  • v KONRAD695
    I wonder how much she is going to weigh today?.......Oh wait, who cares!!

    That is the perfect attitude. emoticon

    I tell people "I belong to a fitness sight, it's about being healthy" I'm glad you figured it out faster than me.
    1277 days ago
  • v LYNSEY723
    emoticon emoticon It is amazing when we realize this while we are trying to make a lifestyle change. So many things are affected other than our weight and we need to take note! Do our clothes fit better? Do we have more energy? Are we happier? Are we trying new things? Are we getting healthier? Those are the things that matter!

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    1277 days ago
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