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shift of thinking...

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

So, last week, I was all rainbows and butterflies and happy, right? I was eating well, felt good, had a great weekend.

Got on the scale this am, looking for my 2 lb reward...NOPE! Gained a half a pound....I literally laughed out loud!

Which brings me to this.

I felt better last week.
I ate better last week.
I moved more last week.

Is any of that diminished because I didn't lose any weight according to the scale?
Heck no. It just means my focus needs to be on doing what I need to do to feel better.

That's it. Its not a number or a reward of a number. Its just every day, eating well, being good to my body, my spirit, my whole self. As I do that, that is my reward. The weight loss is a bonus.

I'm not gonna fall into that trap with the scale. I will weigh on Monday because that is my accountability but I will not allow that to control my efforts.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
THREEE 7/5/2014 1:06AM

    THAT is so right...the scale is a TOOL, not the goal... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CANNIE50 7/2/2014 12:27AM

    How are you, Jan? I am proud of you for overcoming the irrationality of the scale, and focusing on the fact that you actually felt better. I have had the same experience as you, and have also laughed (it may have been a laugh tinged with just a hint of bitterness). I have no wise words. I have been thinking of you and wondering how you are.

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BIGMAMAT 6/20/2014 1:15PM

    Go Mama, Go!!! emoticon emoticon

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DAISY443 6/18/2014 2:46PM

    Yay!!!!!! Perfect attitude!

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PJH2028 6/17/2014 9:42AM

    YES! THAN KYOU. EXACTLY entirely what i needed to read and hear and feel today… after posting my "update". Do it for ME. Live better. Live well. clove

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 6/17/2014 8:26AM

    OMG, I did the EXACT same thing! Laughed my A$$ off when I saw a 3 pound gain. Yep, gained the same 3 I lost the week before, WTH?!? Whatever, I know I'm doing it right, and eventually, I will see it on the scale. You're doing great, just keep it going!

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NUMD97 6/17/2014 6:03AM

    Nicely done. THIS is what it is all about: Being the one in control, and not letting the scale dictate how we feel.

Thanks for posting!

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MELLYBEANS0919 6/17/2014 1:07AM

    Good for you! The number goes up and down for many reasons. Focus on how you feel.

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AAAACK 6/17/2014 12:45AM

    I love your attitude!

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JENNIERUN 6/17/2014 12:32AM

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thank you for this post! I need to remember that when I saw my scale go up today!!

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