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Finding Motivation Beyond the Scale

Friday, March 15, 2013

Finding Motivation Beyond the Scale

This was the title of my SP Coach program today.

Chris suggested we make a list of the changes noticed since the beginning of this journey.
Make sure to look for the intangibles.

I enjoy getting on the scale to note my progress . But, I recognize it is only one way to measure my success. I do not let it derail my efforts when it does not go the way I want. Each small step I have made over the last couple years has added up and I always have something to look back at to motivate me to either stay on track or get back into things the swing of things.

So here is a list of my achievements that come to mind this morning, some small, some big:

*No more diet soda Ė the taste no longer appeals to me at all, and I love water.
*I am stronger. So, so much stronger.
*I can do 3 REAL push ups
*Walking briskly is not a chore
*I look better in my clothes
*Friends and family comment on how much better I am looking
*I look forward to healthy meals and not salt saturated, processed ones.
*Food actually tastes better now. I appreciate what Iím putting in my mouth
*I sleep better
*I no longer snore (so Iím told)
*I can reach down and pick up something Iíve dropped while sitting in an airplane seat, and the fold down tray no longer sits on my belly, LOL.
*l donít cringe when I sit at the hairdresser and look at my reflection
*Intimacy is more pleasurable.
*I may eat a bit over the calorie limit but I have not binged in quite a while.
*My family is proud of me. WOW, that is definitely a motivator for me.

I still have a ways to go but I donít plan on slowing down. I also realize that when I reach a point where I am happy with my weight I still have not completely met my goal. At that point comes the job of maintaining , which will be no easy task. Iím in it for the long haul!

Go SP!!

I would love to read about other member's achievements. Inspiration is often there but we sometimes fail to recognize it until someone else points it out.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
S-N-I-P 3/18/2013 5:17AM

    Wow GREAT !!!
Well done !!!

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 3/17/2013 10:51AM




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TANYA602 3/16/2013 2:36PM

    I love how you've found so many ways to recognize that your health and happiness levels have improved! Kudos to you!

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STEVIEBEE569 3/16/2013 1:36PM

    Absolutely don't slow down! Keep up the good work! Strive for progress, not perfection!

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VICTORY2XS 3/16/2013 1:24PM

    Thanks for sharing your accomplishments - that is quite a list! Congratulations on so much progress. Keep up the terrific changes you are making!


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BABY_GIRL69 3/15/2013 7:10PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon God bless, Dee

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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 3/15/2013 3:34PM

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DIET_FRIEND 3/15/2013 1:54PM

    Love your list. I share some of those non-scale victories.

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