Six Inches!

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Okay, get your mind out of the gutter! I am not talking about THOSE six inches, I am talking about my new waistline! I lost my measuring tape so I have not had the "pleasure" of measuring my waist for a long time. I hit a weight loss plateau and have not lost any pounds in about a month. I have been a little discouraged, especially with the holidays here and having to make the grand sacrifice of accounting for every bite of food that hits my lips!

Yesterday I had an "ah hah!" moment when reading ELIZARN's blog in the midst of my self pity. She stated that many of us do not really want to lose weight unless we want to do the work to lose it (not an exact quote!). That gave me a whole new perspective on my whining about food deprivation and exercise! As I started my morning with my new attitude I remembered that I had bought a measuring tape when I went Christmas shopping. I dug through my bags, retrieved it, and wrapped that baby around my body parts. . . SIX inches off my waist!! I am now sculpting an actual indentation where it is!

I say all of this just to remind all my fellow Sparkers that the scale is not the omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent god of weight loss! There are other measures that can be just as rewarding! I have a new energy to continue, and I hope you do as well! Happy Holidays to all! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    WTG! Sometimes you won't see it on the scale - but you will in the mirror and in your clothes!!

    I don't want to lose you - you're the only close-to-me Spark Buddy I have!!

    My time is not my own, I take my dad to dialysis 3X week - but one day we are going to get together!!

    3368 days ago
    Awesome job!! Keep up the great work! I have also hit a major plateau and was planning on doing some measurements this afternoon myself!! Thanks for reminding me!
    3394 days ago
  • DONNAJZ4241
    Wow!!! Good for you! That's AMAZING and such an accomplishment! I"m so happy for you!!! emoticon
    3394 days ago
  • SILLYHP1953
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    That is wonderful! Scales are not the end all be all.
    3397 days ago
    Fantastic!!! I am so proud of you!!!! emoticon
    3402 days ago
    I was a little disappointed when you said it wasn't THAT 6 inches. hahah
    No really that is emoticon that you lost 6 inches in the waist. emoticon emoticon
    You should be very very proud of yourself!!
    3402 days ago
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