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Can't Help Feeling Great!!


Friday, May 16, 2014

Some of you know that this is the year I've declared I will overcome my obsession with the scale. I proposed to weigh maybe twice a month, and vowed that a bad weigh-in would never again ruin a day of mine!

I can say that I have not had one bad day due to the scale this year, even though I have had times I was concerned by the number.

And in November of last year I decided to see if I could maintain my weight while not tracking all of my food.

Well, after tracking almost every bite starting in 2008, I have tracked very little since November 2013. I even went a whole month without tracking my food at all. I was delighted that when I knew my weight was up a bit, I was able to adjust my eating without tracking.

I have found, though, when I'm not tracking my food, I do need to weigh about weekly to get the feedback I need to eat the right amount. Maybe later I can go to twice a month weighing, but for the rest of this year, I'm not going to worry if I want to weigh weekly.

As I tried to become more and more intuitive in my eating, very mindful without weighing and measuring portions, and listening to my body as much as I could, I decided to change my center goal weight from 126 to 132 pounds. 132 just seemed like a comfortable body weight to carry around without a lot of uncomfortable hunger. And let's face it, at age 65 -- in 3 weeks -- perhaps vanity is not as important as it once was. (Some people think I'm pretty cute at 132 anyway!)

No, I haven't let a weigh-in ruin a day in 2014, but I just can't help but feel great when I see that middle "2" on the scale that was there today! I don't believe it will ever be really easy for me, but 5 years and two months after losing 80+ pounds, I can say for the last 6 month it has been easier.

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CHANGINGHORSES 5/21/2014 8:56PM

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AQUAGIRL08 5/18/2014 12:57PM

    What great news that is! I have finally come to the conclusion that there are just certain foods that simply aren't compatible with my body and my goals for weight loss. I think I will simply avoid them and focus my efforts elsewhere for food satisfaction. I weigh myself daily and have for most of my life. I do it to hold myself accountable. Every time I have gone days without weighing, I have gained. Isn't it interesting how we all have different relationships with the scale.

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MICKEYH 5/18/2014 11:06AM

    emoticon so proud of you. Keep on keeping on my dear!

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WATERMELLEN 5/17/2014 10:48AM

    You are not just "pretty cute", you are totally adorable Marsha!! Please: just look in the mirror if you need confirmation. (And: get that DH of yours to reinforce!! He's gotta be delighted with you!!).

I think finding the weight we can sustain with reasonable attention and energy is absolutely key.

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LAILATN 5/17/2014 10:31AM

    You are most definitely an inspiration! I think it's wonderful how in tune with your body you are.

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TERI-RIFIC 5/17/2014 7:23AM

    emoticon emoticon Filing for when I get there!!

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MILLEDGE2 5/17/2014 6:37AM

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 5/16/2014 9:30PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon on the great job you are doing. Just do what you feel is best for you! So glad you haven't let a weigh-in ruin any of your days this year. Keep it up!!!
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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MSLZZY 5/16/2014 9:12PM

    Either way, I think you are cute. Those 6 pounds won't make you any less of a wonderful person and an inspiration! HUGS!

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DIANNEMT 5/16/2014 2:20PM

    Fantastic. I hope to get there!

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_LINDA 5/16/2014 2:18PM

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I can't imagine doing that myself just yet.
You continue to be an amazing inspiration!
You a Rock Star!!!
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LEWILL1982 5/16/2014 2:07PM

    Great job! I'd like to think that one day I could do this without tracking and worrying with the scale, but I need that discipline to maintain. Funny, I blogged about this today!

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TINAJANE76 5/16/2014 1:43PM

    All great stuff, Marsha! I can totally see myself going in the direction you're heading some time in the future. You're doing fantastically well!

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FROSTY99 5/16/2014 1:39PM

    You are doing great & it has been long enough that your body knows what it needs now. With as you feel you need to to maintain. This is for YOU & no one else!
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