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scale is NOT budging, but mentality is changing...


Thursday, February 21, 2013

well, i was SO disappointed. weighed myself, the "required" weekly weight, and the scale showed no change... emoticon

but guess what? my mental/emotional thinking has changed! emoticon . in the past, i would have been defeated. don't get me wrong, i was REALLY ticked, but i didn't quit. (believe me, i am a GREAT quitter, and not the good kind).

what has changed?

1. i am enjoying working out, and sweating profusely emoticon . i like seeing how my form is getting better, and trying harder, and making it further into my DVDs.

2. i am not craving all the fast foods emoticon emoticon emoticon . i am actually eating "good" snack foods more often. emoticon emoticon emoticon , i am EVEN eating veggies! now, that is saying something!

3. my FITBIT makes my competiveness come out. when i look at my steps or flights of stairs, and i am not at my goal, i am looking emoticon for ways to make up the steps, actually asking to get the mail (we have a long driveway), taking the dogs out, taking the 5 flights of stairs to the floor i work on, and try to run all the errands there so i can add more exercise! emoticon

4. i am not looking at my body, as the "fugly" 45 year old woman, i visualize the fit, and ripped woman i am GONNA be.

5. i am trying to change the "tapes" in my head that say that i am worthless, too fat, quitter, loser, won't stick with it, and replace it with, day by day, breath by breath, just keep moving.

6. OH! and i am doing the spark coach thing. i do it in the morning, it really has helped! they give you tips, inspirational quotes, you track your progress, and it only takes about 5-10 minutes a day. first week is free, and i signed up for i think 3 months, and it was only like $15. heaven knows, i don't have a lot of money, but it is worth it!

weird, i might not have lost any weight, but maybe i am carrying myself different? i am getting compliments, not so much on my body, but people sayin, "wow, your hair is pretty." (even though i am not doing anything different), or "something is different about you."

now, i am sure that i will have bad days, and i will feel defeated, but just being able to take the small little steps will help me get there.

just want to say thank you, to all of those that have become my spark friends, have given me spark goodies, and read my blogs, and told me that they have been where i am, feeling what i am feeling, and give me encouragement... i appreciate it so much, and it helps me so much! i am so blessed to have you all!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GLINDAW 2/21/2013 9:57PM

    LOVE this blog! I have been feeling defeated all day. I still exercised, tracked my food, stayed on plan...but felt down. Your blog made me smile. I am moving more, can exercise longer and feeling better about myself. Yup, this is no time to give up! emoticon

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MEEMAH2013 2/21/2013 7:05PM

    That is great that you are doing the SparkCoach. I couldn't tell you how much of a difference it makes on my day! I think that is where I get all my motivation from. I can't go to bed without finishing my SparkCoach! I have to get that WooHoo! It makes so much more difference than just filling out the nutrition and fitness pages!

And I love that you are seeing changes in your attitude. WooHoo to you! That is one of my hardest things to change!

Keep on Keeping on! You are doing great!

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DAMIENHUSTED 2/21/2013 6:19PM

    the slace is the last thing to motivate you. you are your own motivator your mind will mold who you are and what you are so stay motivated and remeber weight is just a number how you feel about your body is true happiness

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