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Tossing out the scale

Monday, November 10, 2008

I've decided not to weigh in any more. Weight is far less important to me than health and no matter what the number on the scale says, I won't change what I'm doing to get healthier. My calorie ranges for spark are already at the lowest recommended range (1200-1500), so even if I lost weight, they wouldn't go down and as long as I'm being honest about the exercise I'm doing, my calorie ranges should be appropriate. I've decided there are too many variables, even of one weighs in at the same time (ie. first thing in the morning). I'm strength training and right now it's very important that I build some good upper body strength and I will not let extra weight make me feel bad, because it's probably going to be muscle and therefore should make me feel good. But since I don't want any feelings to hinge on a number that in no way indicates fitness, I'm putting the scale away, away in a far corner of some long-forgotten cabinet. My goals now are to get up to 60 min of cardio 4-5 days a week by christmas and be able to do 100 push-ups by feb 1st. My eating goals are to make my protein and fiber ranges every day and eat 5 fruit and veggie servings EVERY day.

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