Saturday, April 11, 2009

I get on the scale in the locker room at the Y and slide the little metal bar accross the scaled ruler to 200. I'm looking forward to the day when 100 will be the slot in which I can place the metal bar. For now 200 is the slot and the even smaller metal bar slides across the other scaled ruler to 10 then 20 and balances out at 27 (no more 30's emoticon). Last week the smaller number was 28, so this week I was a little disappointed to not have lost my 2 lbs a week goal. The previous week, my first week, I lost 5 lbs.

Then I read one of the Spark Articles on measuring my weight loss in other ways. To my delight I can see how my strength has increased in doing my exercises. I have also more stamina and endurance with my cardio workouts; I don't get winded and short of breath so soon. AND, I couldn't be more pleased to see 4 inches come off of my waist and 1 inch off of my hips.

I still look forward to getting below 200, but I also look forward to even more improved results in my physical strength, my ability to increase my endurance and stamina without breathing so hard, and of course I look forward to having more energy to do things I really enjoy.

Loosing weight is a fantastic goal, but ingrained in my brain is the realization that loosing weight is not the be all and end all to my life-style change.
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