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Eating right and being active - it's not about the number on the scale.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

I have not weighed myself in 6 weeks because I felt like I would get too caught up in the number. I have been working out somewhat consistently and eating well 80% of the time and cut way back on processed foods and sugar.
I weighed myself this morning, and it has not changed! This felt great because I know if I did better with eating well and was more consistent with my working out I would have lost. But I don’t have that worry if I do something “wrong” I am going to gain weight. It also felt really good to not beat myself up with what the scale says.
My new plan is to weigh in one time a month just to check in – that is it. So now the weight is just a number but my life is about eating right and being active because that is what enables me to live my life to the fullest and be the kind of person, mom, wife, friend, daughter I want to be. Really- it’s that simple – it just took me almost 45 years to figure it out.

Have a great week everyone!

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OCEANWIDE 4/1/2014 6:26PM

    I'm looking forward to the day when I will be able to do that without too much stress, well done I'm so proud of you for not letting the number on the scale control you !

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RYDERB 3/31/2014 4:18PM

    emoticon emoticon on a fabulous mental and emotional breakthrough! I was thin over 50% of my life without knowing what a calorie was, so I refuse to count calories for the rest of my life. Eating whole foods, and staying away from the processed foods is a great plan!

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MOTHEPRO 3/30/2014 8:14PM

    emoticon I hope to get to that point someday.

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HOLLYM48 3/30/2014 11:26AM

    That sounds like a great plan. That scale is only a number and as long as your clothes fit right or get looser as time goes on, you know that you are on the right track!
Keep up the great work!

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LIS193 3/30/2014 10:45AM


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DIANITAH 3/30/2014 8:08AM

    I know several people who weigh in once monthly. We have plenty of other signs that we are on track. For me, the big thing is how my clothes fit. Energy level, mood also are big signs for me.

Keep up the good work.

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COASTAL6 3/30/2014 7:21AM

    Good morning emoticon
Ill be 45 in June.
I at least try to weight myself once a week and lately i'm happy with results.
Your doing a great job.

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