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Giving Up Scale Struggles this Happy St Paddy's Day

Monday, March 17, 2014

If you've ever struggled with the scale number, and especially if you've ever let the scale number cause you to give up your efforts to be your healthiest and happiest you, be sure to read today's Daily Spark:

After years of letting the scale bother and discourage me, I have declared this my year to make peace with the scale. Although I am aware that I'm just a bit over my declared updated goal weight of 132, I am focused on eating correctly and staying active. I am not overly concerned with the number on the scale. I feel more at peace and that it is a step forward!

I'd give me a B+ for eating yesterday and an A for activity. This morning I did Zumba with a friend. Only one man was in the class and he was dressed as a leprechaun -- very cute costume! After class my friend asked me to coach her in Power Walking. She came in 4th in our age group in the walking event I won at the Senior Games. We used the Kathy Smith one hour walking workout on my MP3 player, practicing proper form, exaggerated heel plant-toe up, glute push, and speed intervals. We walked in a pretty area with lots of birds by grassy ponds. Though the day was overcast, it was beautiful!

I plan to run tomorrow. Gwen is running a fever -- guess she's got the cold now I just finally got over-- and won't be able to go to the Y tomorrow. Hubby has quasi-committed to take care of her for me to get a morning run in. Think it will work!!

Hope you are having a great St Paddy's Day! Let me leave you with Natalie's knock-knock joke that she told me on the way to school this morning:

Knock Knock.
Who's there?
Irish who?
I rish you a happy St Patrick's Day!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
AQUAGIRL08 3/19/2014 8:06AM

    I love the knock knock joke! emoticon It was great to see you at the Y on Monday!

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GRANDMAMEEKO 3/18/2014 4:56PM

    You have so inspired me! I was so blah about getting my act together and have been browsing through sp when I found your page! Love it! You inspired me that I CAN do it even at age 61 and after losing and regaining the same 45 pounds several times. Enough! I want it gone for good! I even went out in the cool air and walked/jogged for half and hour. Thank you for your example and your hard work.

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NATPLUMMER 3/18/2014 11:16AM


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GABY1948 3/18/2014 10:31AM

    GREAT day again. I wish I could get as "comfy" with the scale as you are...I have a LONG way to go!

Tell Natalie, I loved her Knock-Knock joke!

Hope your run today is beautiful and perfect!

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POSITIVE41 3/18/2014 5:54AM


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BOPPY_ 3/18/2014 12:04AM

    Faith and begorrah, I believe you've found the gold at the end of the rainbow.

celticLee, speaking, that is emoticon

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MSLZZY 3/17/2014 8:44PM

    Natalie is so cute and I hope she isn't getting sick. Have a great day and you are very kind to help a friend with power walking. HUGS!

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ONEKIDSMOM 3/17/2014 7:58PM

    Wise words! And it sounds like you are once again paying it forward, with the power walking session... which, by the way, sounds like a great deal of fun. emoticon

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_LINDA 3/17/2014 7:50PM

    Happy St. Patrick's Day! That would be so much fun to take a Zumba class and see someone dressed up!
That walk sounds fabulous!! I so can't wait for this snow, ice and puddles to be gone!! Good on you finally not being a slave to the scale!
emoticon Gwen!!

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WATERMELLEN 3/17/2014 7:37PM

    Cute joke! And: great decision about the scale: you are at peace and my goodness you have earned that.

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COASTAL6 3/17/2014 4:52PM

    Your doing great!
Love the joke!
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50YEARSAWIFE 3/17/2014 3:28PM

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JOYINKY 3/17/2014 2:24PM

    emoticon I love the knock knock joke! Sounds like you are going well and are having a wonderful day! Enjoy!

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FOCUSONME57 3/17/2014 2:23PM

    Love the joke! Kudos to you to finding a healthy happy weight!

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HARROWJET 3/17/2014 2:22PM

    cute knock, knock joke. emoticon

I hope Gwen gets better quickly.

If I lived closer, I would ask you to coach me too.

As for the scale, I use mine to keep my weight data up to date but it no longer has the power over me that it once did.

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MEXGAL1 3/17/2014 2:12PM

    hope your beautiful granddaughter gets well soon.
tell her I think the joke is great.
Happy St. Patty's day to you too!

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NEW-CAZ 3/17/2014 1:34PM

    emoticon HAPPY ST PAT'S DAY emoticon

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