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Just do it anyway...

Friday, March 08, 2013

So I've been "doing" SparkPeople for a couple of weeks now and the scale is not budging. At all. Actually, it is - it goes down 2 pounds, then back up two pounds. In two weeks, I think I've lost less than a pound. It's frustrating. It's tempting to just give up.

Well, not really. Because the only thing more depressing than being at this (lack of) fitness level would be not working towards a higher fitness level. After reading Pixielicous's blog today about loving yourself, I have new perspective.

A) I always, ALWAYS, emphasize to my kids it's not about thinness, it's about health. Yes, a healthy weight is a part of physical fitness, but eating healthily and consistent exercise are greater indicators of health.

B) I'm going to use this opportunity to re-evaluate my efforts. Am I exercising effectively? Drinking enough water? Snacking more than I'm admitting too? Sleep? Yeah, always need more sleep, no need for too much introspection there.

I feel good when I make healthy choices, like exercising and eating healthy foods. So if the scale really is about my weight and not my worth, maybe I need to just take it for what it is - just ONE of the tools I use to measure my fitness.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

  Thank you both!!!! What works well for me, is that within the Spark Community there are so many people who "get" what I'm going through ~ the highs and the lows, the frustrations and the successes.

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MARYBETH4884 3/8/2013 11:54AM

    You have the right attitude! The weight loss will follow! Just feeling better is a huge improvement to someone's life!

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PJ2222 3/8/2013 9:13AM

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