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Trusting The Process


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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

When I gave up the scale three weeks ago, I posted an index card on the refrigerator that says TRUST THE PROCESS in bold red letters. My hubby asked what it meant. Well, to me it means that I am going to trust that if I eat right, measure my portions, drink my water, exercise and stay active, I will lose weight.

But it really means more than that. Because I'm not in this just to lose weight...I'm in this to gain health, get stronger and improve the quality of my life overall. I'm 53, and I'm determined to make the rest of my life the BEST of my life!




So for the past three weeks, I've been doing my best to stay on track and to make each day as healthy as I possibly could. I've been eating right and getting plenty of exercise. I wasn't even thinking about weight loss at all. I just kept doing "all the right things", and at the end of each day I felt so strong, because I was sticking with my plan. I haven't been perfect, though. I've messed up a couple of times by over eating. But....when I overate, I didn't use it as an excuse to just keep on eating and eating. Instead, I have been able to stop those binges pretty quickly, and get right back on track. In the past, I would think "Oh, I ate two donuts, might as well go have something else to eat because today is already ruined." But now I think "Those two donuts were okay, but that was way too many junky calories. I'm going to eat healthy for the rest of the day." I'm really proud that I have found the inner strength to stop a binge and get right back on track!





And now I have a great NSV (non-scale victory) to share! Yesterday when hubby and I were in the kitchen cooking dinner, he suddenly grabbed the back of my pants and said "These pants are getting looser on you." Believe it or not, I hadn't even noticed it until he mentioned it! But he was right, those pants were looser on me. Not so loose that I had to keep hiking them up or anything, but there was definitely a little more room at the seat and at the waist!

Once he pointed that out to me, I suddenly realized that I've had some other NSV's, too. Ones that don't show up in how I look, but in how I FEEL. (And to me, thats the most important thing.) I feel stronger now. I have more endurance for my workouts and I can move better when I do yoga. I've even started using heavier weights when I do Les Mills Pump!



I will never have a bikini body, and no one will ever call me a beauty queen or a cougar. (Thank God for that.) But I still feel good about my body. I may not look like an athlete on the outside, but I feel like one, and I'm happy with that. I'm going to keep on doing my best to make each day as healthy as possible, and I'm going to trust that as long as I don't give up, I will continue to make progress.

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TERRIJ7 10/8/2014 11:14AM

    Trust the process--That's cool!

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MRSRIGS1 8/5/2014 3:45PM

    I'm SO happy for you! Way to GO!

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SASSYTHING52 8/5/2014 1:00PM

    seems you getting it together i really miss you at ruby huggs my friend

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IAMAGEMLOVER 8/1/2014 2:45PM

    emoticon Keep up the positive attitude.

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MOONGLOWSNANA 7/25/2014 6:30PM

  emoticon Good thinking! Thanks for sharing.

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CORNERKICK 7/24/2014 3:30AM

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WALLPER26 7/23/2014 6:37AM

    Great job! Keep up the good streak!

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EGMINGA 7/21/2014 4:35PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon for your NSV

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MULTIMOM 7/21/2014 1:20PM

    I really appreciate your wisdom on NSV! Haven't thought of that one before. I have been away from spark for a few months. So glad I stumbled upon your blogs. I will start my day with you each day! I could totally relate to the picture....well I ate a donut today so I might as well enjoy the rest of the day and start over tomorrow. I am starting right now, this minute. Have a blessed day!

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GRLTAZ 7/20/2014 11:28AM

    So very proud of you pixie. keep it up !! We can do this together !

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LEANMEAN2 7/20/2014 6:37AM

    Good for you!

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DELRAE3 7/19/2014 11:08PM

  Inspiring just what I needed to hear!! Everyone should feel proud of their personal best everyday even if its not perfect...as long as they don't loose their spark!!


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HYATTI1 7/19/2014 2:54PM

    Good for you, great encouragement you give in your blog. Thanks for sharing.

Joanna

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AKW1961 7/19/2014 12:15PM

  Love what you say in your blog ! I am the same age and decided basically the same thing, you have given me encouragement thank you!

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CAROL_31649731 7/18/2014 6:11PM

    Powerful blog! Love when share those NSV's!!! They are the best (certainly a lot better than any number on any dumb-old scale!!!)

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LYNETTEMOM 7/18/2014 2:17PM

    always enjoy your blogs, tks

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BABARR67 7/18/2014 1:09PM

    Exactly! emoticon

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BARBARAJ73 7/18/2014 9:32AM

    emoticon ! Love your attitude and hope it rubs off on me emoticon

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WRITERWANNAB 7/18/2014 2:04AM

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CLAUDEM1 7/18/2014 12:02AM

    Pixie, I loved this post. "TRUST THE PROCESS". I am going to post one of these on my fridge, my bedroom mirror, the bathroom mirror, just for inspiration. Here's another one: YOU CANNOT FAIL IF YOU NEVER GIVE UP.

I especially loved that your hubby was kind enough to share his observation with you. He'll never know how those words will encourage you again and again.

Never give up!
Claude xo

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JIBBIE49 7/17/2014 11:16PM

    Glad to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail. What an honor.

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PRESBESS 7/17/2014 7:30PM

    Keep up the good work. Keep pushing... don't look back, forge ahead. You can do it.

I love the awesome quotes. Go girl!
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WHITEANGEL4 7/17/2014 7:25PM

    I do not use a scale as it discourages me. My clothes are my indicator. When they get a little snug I now I ent in the wrong direction and can usually identify ht I did to cause it. The best feeling is when Hubby remark looks like you need some new jean that fit your butt

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BEEANDHAM 7/17/2014 4:13PM

    So inspirational! Way to go lady!!

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JERICHO1991 7/17/2014 3:25PM

    Lose weight, gain health sounds like a good mantra to me.

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GETULLY 7/17/2014 3:17PM

    Fabulous! It is always a treat/great feeling when someone else notices before you/I do when one is doing all the right things. It is also great support when someone notices a true change and not just saying something to "be nice/supportive". emoticon

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KTHARRIS120 7/17/2014 3:16PM

  Way to Go!!

I am very inspired by your wise words. As a 53 year old, I too want to get "healthy"!!

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SPINNER86 7/17/2014 3:10PM

  My head agrees with you but a little voice inside says "that's it! you're not going to lose ANY more, no matter what you do"! Let's hope that little voice is wrong!

Sue

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MSBEKANATOR 7/17/2014 1:18PM

    I love your perspective on weight loss, and the health journey we are on. As always, you inspire me!

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SARAHSLY 7/17/2014 12:22PM

    Sometimes we are too close to ourselves to see the big picture. While I love the private bonuses of improving the health of my life (so many things are easier because I work out harder) ... those moments where my husband chimes in really are like an added bonus on the week. You deserve to feel good about the changes that you're implementing!!

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BURNSBJ 7/17/2014 12:01PM

    That is awesome. My wife and I are probably a bit obsessed with the scale. We try to keep it to just once a week but don't always do that. Thanks for the post I like the idea of trusting the process.

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SHARSUE 7/17/2014 11:50AM

    As usual, another great blog that EVERYONE on the site should read!
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GRACEGETSFIT 7/17/2014 10:37AM

    This is a fantastic post! Wholeheartedly agree, and I LOVE all of your NSVs! I'm going to have to start counting those for myself!

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HAPPYFORDMONKEY 7/17/2014 10:11AM

  You and I have so much in common; I'm just turning 53 this month, I love yoga and Les Mills Pump also! just went last night, in fact....so here's to staying off that scale! I have let it rule my life for far too long....and here's to the rest of our healthy life! emoticon

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PANDAFAT2FIT 7/17/2014 9:43AM

    Great blog! I am trying to motivate myself to get started and reading your blogs is a start for me!

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 7/17/2014 8:32AM

    Wonderful Blog

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294BETSY 7/17/2014 7:42AM

  You sure seem to have your head in a good place. Congratulations on aiming for better health and how you feel, rather than a number on the scale.

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