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Two Thoughts For The Day

Friday, February 22, 2013

First thought comes from Coach Nancy who said : " When you take the focus off the scale, amazing things can happen" This year my focus is not on what the number on the scale states. Yes I am on 2 team challenges that i must weigh in on 146.9 which is a little over high end on of my range 137.7 to 146.3 with 142 mid I did get up to 149.2 ugh. So I do have some weight t ot re-lose but its not my main focus this year. My goals for this year is ot stay within range work on my cardio conditioning and lower my BF% In my heart I know if I refocus away from the scale amazing things will happen.

Coach Nancy quote is a great reminder that the scale should not be our defining moment

Second thought of the day was i speaking with one of the young girls ( she's 19 ) it was right after we both had customers from HeLL they were older then me in their 60 or older I stated to her I hope that is not what ins in story for me in a few years . She wanted ot know what I meant being I said becoming an old grumpy frumpy old lady mad at the world. We had a few Ha Ha's. I said its not that far away for me and she told me she thought I was about her mom's age early 40's had to tell her no I'm 52 .

So that got me thinking trying ot sum it up Now that I am the age I am I can honestly say I'm very at home in my own skin - I like me I enjoy me I'm at peace with my life If I stay at the weight I am its okay. Yearly days I was never content with myself I needed to be and look like some one else. Amazing what a few years on this journey can do to you and your thinking

I really do think this journey is way more about SELF ACCEPTANCE then anything else .

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DESERTJULZ 2/25/2013 9:42PM

    Kudos for putting the focus on what's healthy! Love your attitude.

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TERESA159 2/24/2013 8:09PM

    I'm 53 and know what you mean about wondering what kind of older person you will be. Healthy, I hope! And self-acceptance is healthy. (As long as it's not confused with giving up!) And yes, I agree that the scale is not the only measure we should be using to access our health. There's so much more going on than how much we weigh!

Go Casual Travelers! emoticon

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AMYTRIPP 2/24/2013 7:45PM

    What an awesome attitude you have!! emoticon

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DSJB9999 2/23/2013 6:13PM


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Self-acceptance is something we all strive for and something that eludes most of us.

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KANOE10 2/23/2013 8:30AM

    Self acceptance is so important! Good luck on your challenges! You can do it.


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SCHNOOTIE 2/23/2013 8:19AM

    It's so true what you said! It is about self acceptance. We come to realize that we will spend the rest of our lives with us. And what a sad lonely road if we don't befriend that person and make it our sidekick :)

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DRB13_1 2/22/2013 10:40PM

    emoticon Looking good!!!
No, you will never be a bitter "old lady." You are precious! emoticon

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MICKEYH 2/22/2013 10:34PM

    emoticon for looking young !! Good luck on your challenge. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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