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Adios, high capacity scale! May we never see each other again!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Today was a good day for me. One day after my TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) weigh-in, my bathroom scale has me weighing in even lighter than it did yesterday and I was able to pull out my old, neglected normal capacity scale out for itís first use in several years!

My latest weight loss occurred today, one day after my small weight loss shown at TOPS that put me slightly past my 50-pounds lost goal, and it was a good one!

As of today, I have no need to use my high-capacity scale that has a capacity of up to 400 or 450 pounds (Iím not sure which capacity it has anymore, only that it was in the 400s). I can use my normal capacity scale that goes up to 330 pounds because both of my bathroom scales weigh me in the 320s. Yippee!!!

It feels good to be free to be able to retire that old reminder of just how heavy Iíve gotten, and now weighing myself on the lower-capacity scale will serve as a reminder of my accomplishments every time I step on it.

Everything about it is smaller, the capacity and the structure.

And Iím loving it!

Who knew that a person could get so excited about a scale!

Well, maybe I did, because I did after all, not so long ago I had a victory being finally able to be weighed on one of those old-style 350-pound capacity, slidy-bar doctorís office scales.

That was a victory then, and as sweet as that was, this is even sweeter!

I may still use both this week to see how they compare with the numbers I get on the TOPS scale at next weekís meeting, just out of curiousity.

Then I think Iíll retire the old one. Maybe Iíll donate it or something, or at the very least store it out of sight, way out of sight.

I think Iíd rather donate it though. Thereís a certain finality about getting a rid of the thing. I may hold onto it for a little while though just to make sure Iím safely out of the zone where I may need to use it and also as a reminder that I want to get a rid of it and that to do so, I should lose more weight to ensure I wonít need it anymore.

This weekís TOPS meeting was great. After announcing my achievement of finally reaching my 50-pounds lost goal, I was given a standing ovation. During the ovation, someone suggested I take a bow, so I did, which was kind of fun and funny at the same time. It really felt good for sure!

Then I was honored with a card with something written on it about the potential and the persistence of the acorn which I read in front of the group during the meeting. The card also had a pin attached to it that said ďIím nuts about TOPS.Ē That part gathered some chuckles when I read it.

Yesterday was also good for another reason. I gave away the diabetes machine and supplies I purchased in haste in my eagerness to fight off the early-stage diabetes diagnosis I had, thinking my fight against diabetes would have been longer than it was, and even harder than it was, but it turns out I never needed the machine.

The package was never opened, and I was able to give it away, thus closing a chapter on the old me and on a diagnosis that Iím glad was only short-lived.

I feel like this time that Iím currently in now is a time of transition, a transition from the old: a fatter and certainly more unhealthy me, to one that is a new me, one thatís lighter and gaining health every day.

Iím looking forward to saying goodbye to the 300s for good. Itís a goal thatís not that far off and I think that maybe I can make it out of the 300s by sometime in May if my calculations are on target.

On that day, Iím pretty sure Iím going to do a happy dance! I might even do it right there at the TOPS meeting! Hey why not? I canít think of a better way to celebrate than with public displays of happiness! Woo hoo! Go Spark and go TOPS!

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ALLYSSEA 2/18/2013 11:04AM

    I am so VERy proud of you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

That is so amazing to read your success and I know you will continue to succeed. You will not need the other scale! To hear that you were able to give away all the diabetic stuff was wonderful to read! How amazing is that?! You're looking great and doing fantastic! You're very inspirational. Keep up your awesomeness!


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STRIVERONE 2/17/2013 8:09AM

    Your recap was uplifting and inspiring. and maybe for me, a little humbling. Congratulations and thank you.

EDIT: I was trying to post this under your entry, "Turning back time" but I must have scrolled down too far.

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DIDMIS 2/16/2013 9:32PM

    emoticon I vote to donate the scale. I donated all of my fat clothes a long time ago so I wouldn't be tempted to grow back into them.
A good reward for you is to buy new clothes before the old ones fall off. It isn't fun to lose your pants in the middle of the street in broad daylight. I can tell you that by experience.

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NEWKATHYNOW 2/16/2013 8:07PM

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MOM4407 2/16/2013 7:40PM

    Good for you. emoticon emoticon

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JACKIE542 2/16/2013 10:38AM

    Congratulations!! emoticon emoticon

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MISTYRIOS 2/16/2013 2:02AM

    Congrats on such a great achievement! Can't wait to see you leave the 300's for good! emoticon

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CATHEMARIE 2/15/2013 11:03PM

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MAKINGHERPROUD 2/15/2013 10:17PM

    That's great. Way to go!

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TMCLEOD4 2/15/2013 9:19PM

    I saw your blog listed on the "where are you walking to" sparkteam site and I just had to read it. What an awesome story!! Congrats on such a great accomplishment! Not only a smaller scale but no diabetes, too. Truly amazing!!

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OFGREENGABLES 2/15/2013 9:00PM

    woot woot! congratulations!

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MINIMOE1 2/15/2013 8:27PM

    Doing a happy dance for you right now in honour of your accomplishments emoticon emoticon emoticon Keep up the good work.

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CHALLENGEME4 2/15/2013 7:30PM

    I think we all have an obsession with ths scale I can't wait to be out of the 300s weighed this morning I am 320! Few more days till weigh in but think of it as a non scale victory. Donate the scale out of sight so you will never have to use it again.....yippee!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HJMOORE28 2/15/2013 7:23PM

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