Monday, February 18, 2013
A few days ago I was feeling a little down with my progress on the scale and I posted a blog about it. We all know the scale can be fickle. Today I realized that while I may have brief episodes of discomfort with seeing a number other than what I want, overall I don't care.
I don't care that the scale isn't moving as fast as I'd like for it to. I don't care that I've done "diets" in the past that had faster results. I don't care that it's definitely going to take longer to reach my goal weight than I originally planned.
What I do care about is that I am honestly enjoying this journey. What I do care about is that overall I am happy. What I do care about is that I'm not depriving myself of ANY of the foods I love. What I do care about is that I AM making progress and still living a "real" and "normal" life. What I do care about is that I am healthier than I was when I started Sparking. What I do care about is that I am more fit and stronger than when I started sparking. What I do care about is that I've gone from a size 14 to a size 10 in three months. What I do care about is that every single day when I wake up, I decide to do a number of things that will put me closer to my health and fitness goals.
And what I must remind myself of is that out of all of it, even though I have days when I want the number on the scale to be smaller, the number is just not that serious. I'm experiencing way more positives than negatives and I should not be stressed about that F-ing number!
I have a cadre of wonderful and supportive Spark friends who I'd like to thank for reminding me of what's important and always showing support and encouragement. We are in this together and