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Scale War!

Friday, February 08, 2013

Since I moved to the States my senses have been constantly exposed to the beauty of this country and the people and things I see & experience every day. Joining group exercise at the gym was one of those things.
I alone have never been able to find motivation to change anything about my weight. Not that I didn't want to. It's just that I am a natural team player - need to give and receive support in order to succeed.
So here I am, doing my body pump classes for 10 weeks already. When I don't go to the gym I am not able to move my butt out of the sofa. There, I transform into a monster. Nothing is too hard or impossible. Push, burn, lift, resist... It has truly changed the way I feel and LOOK.
Now beware, I DO see changes on my body. Nice waistline is showing up, the belly has shrank, I fit into clothes I couldn't even think of...
When I weighed 246 lbs my husband's jeans fitted me but I always had to 'gill breathe' for a day until they loosened a bit. Yesterday I try them on and what a surprise - they fit perfectly. There's even space to breathe in them. No flab 'leaking' from the sides! Captured by the moment I run to try one of my skirts that fitted me just right at that same weight. And miracle... Next to my waist and hip I can put a 2l Coke bottle to keep my skirt tight!
Finally, thrilled by these discoveries I run to the scale expecting to hit big numbers!
And what a disappointment! I am BACK to 256! How is that possible, hellooo???

For a moment I felt my efforts have been vain. But it was only a moment!
I declare war! A war to the scale that wants to undermine all I have achieved so far.

Food choices.
Regular exercise. Mind it- hard exercise!
Feeling great!
No back pain.
No elbow pain.
No soreness in the body.
No more 'soft, liquid' arms.
Wearing smaller size.
A Waist!!!
Smaller butt.
Being able to bend.
Feeling 'light'.
Feeling free.

No... there's too much at stake to let the scale win. This too shall pass. And I am here to embrace the positive as long as it's working. Even in such a funny way! For the time being I am faithfully lifting and observing change. The scale can wait!


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4KWALK 2/8/2013 7:21PM

    I agree with SENATOR9
Don't let the scale take you down. You know you are doing great. Keep it up. Weigh sometime again but maybe not - just keep on using your smaller clothes sizes show you that you are progressing.
Keep up the great work. emoticon

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JIBBIE49 2/8/2013 6:12PM

    I'm reading Richard Bernstein MD's "THE DIABETES DIET". He says that ALL obese people have Insuin Resistance and we'd do well to take Metformin to help make the less more receptive to Insulin. Have you had a check up with your doctor lately? I know being at 256# is frustrating. I'm glad ur working at getting healthy. Dr. Bernstein has lectures on Youtube. He has had Diabetes Type 1 since age 12 and he is 78 now.

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SUSIEMT 2/8/2013 2:19PM

    What wonderful non scale victories!!! Woo Hoo to you! Keep up the wonderful job you are doing!

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YMWONG22 2/8/2013 10:29AM

  You are building muscles as you exercise. If you feel great and you can see the physical changes, that is results from your sweat and hard work. Ignore what the scale says. You should be proud of yourself. Way to go!!!
Many people will see positive physical changes before more significant loss in weight. You are doing great. Trust your eyes and your inner self.
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SENATOR9 2/8/2013 9:28AM

    Throw away that scale.You are feeling better,more energy eat better,no pain emoticon
and the result will be there in the long run.

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