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Forget the SCALE

Friday, March 29, 2013

(Disclaimer: Though I DO have red hair, I own no handguns and no scales were harmed in the writing of this blog)

I've worked hard this week and it hasn't shown up yet but I know from experience NOT to be upset. Scales are on their own timeline. And I should really only check once a week, in the morning, without clothes... but I'm so impatient that I peek.
But no more!

I'm still down 20+ lbs and enjoying the rewards of increased exercise, clothes that fit, eating healthier & better habits. "Slow and steady wins the race"

I'm not even worried about Easter dinner & the mini-feast we'll have. I selected a healthy variety of recipes and we'll have lots of fruits and veggies & a small slice of pineapple upside down carrot cake should all be able to fit into my daily calories if I budget properly.

And nice weather predicted this Saturday so I can get in an extra long walk outside.

This is all just simple math. Eat less/healthier and move more/exercise = weight loss.

No need for violence! Get out the frustrations in a kick-boxing class

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    Congratulations!! I am so proud of you!! Great job!!
    1634 days ago
    Great! I too had to let go this weekend.
    Just too much going on but.....I still was
    mindful of where I am going and that I WILL
    get there. No scale today but back to it!!!!!
    1634 days ago
    I'm only brave enough to weigh in once a week, and even then, I approach the scale with extreme caution. So many other, more fun, ways to measure success. Keep at it! You're looking great!
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  • TIFFA409
    You have a great attitude! I too peek at the scale each morning, you are not alone. I also have learned to be patient and just wait for it. I have learned that my scale will refuse to move for 2-3 weeks and then it will decide it is ready. The reward for my patience is that it tends to move several pounds at once :) Since I cannot resist the urge and restrain myself to weighing in once a week, I wait until my scale tells me the same story 3 days in a row before I will believe the new number.

    You are doing great and as you said- enjoying the benefits of weight loss already. You have already established a plan of attack for the upcoming holiday festivities. All you have left to do is remember to enjoy it!
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    That's it! That's the magic formula. Enjoy your Easter weekend. Chelsea emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1637 days ago
    just simple math. Love that !
    1637 days ago
    Great way to look at it! It isn't all about chaining our desires - it is about making good choices. It is great when you can feel good about the choices you make!

    You go!

    1637 days ago
  • RX_2_RV
    I like your attitude! It sounds like you have the lifestyle mentality, not a diet mentality, and that is what is going to help you succeed, long term.

    Have a lovely Easter with your loved ones!

    1637 days ago
    have a great day
    1637 days ago
    I love the cartoon. Good luck!
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