Weight Loss vs Health Gain (day 35)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Weight Loss vs Health Gain

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My entire life the constant theme is........... I need to lose weight... I need to lose weight.. I need to lose weight..................

and the entire time the scale has continued to creep up!

My focus has been: I HAVE TO LOSE WEIGHT BECAUSE I AM FAT..... and the reality of what has happened is the opposite..... I have GAINED more weight, I have GAINED more self esteem issues, I have GAINED pain and heart ache...........


It's Time to GAIN HEALTH!

Instead of always thinking... I need to lose weight, I need to lose weight.... I am going to replace it with----

I want to GAIN HEALTH, I want to GAIN HEALTH!!!! and here are the reasons why
1. I truly do love myself.
2. I truly do think I am beautiful inside and out
3. I truly love life and am excited for the new adventures ahead
4. I truly love my husband and want a better life with him.
5. I truly love God and want to serve him to my full potential!

I am TIRED of feeling bad about myself because I don't Lose weight fast enough.... NO!! I AM STOPPING THIS! I want to GAIN HEALTH, one step at a time!

I also want to be brutally honest with myself and others through this journey..... which is why I am tracking everything!!! Including the doritos I had a few weeks ago.... Including the Yodels chocolate cream things I snuck and ate in my car last week..... I have a feeling that the scale is going to go up a bit when I weigh in tomorrow... but that is ok! I am going to be honest with myself and track whatever the scale says......The Truth Will Set Us Free!!!!!

I had a few bad days last week.... so what? I am movin on!!!!!!!! In the past I would have been so ashamed about the bad choices that I would have completely stopped my journey... but THIS TIME THERE IS NO STOPPING!!!!!!!!! I will be 35 in a week and a half and it's time to grow up and put into practice all the things that I truly do believe.... That God loves me, He has a plan for me which is good, and that I have to take care of this one and only body that I have been given.....

This week I need to exercise more... and I will track whatever exercise I do.... BECAUSE MY FOCUS IS------------------ I want to GAIN HEALTH!!!!!!!!

Keep on loving yourself enough to change! Keep Going Spark Peeps!!!!!!

Me a few years ago :)
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    Love your attitude. When we were toddlers, learning to walk, we often fell down. Did we cry, sometimes, but the important thing is that we got up and tried it again. Each time we got more stable and in control of our bodies. The same holds true with regaining our health. It is not so important as to how we got to where we are today. What is important is what are we going to do about it. Just for today, I can make better, more healthful choices. Then tomorrow, I can repeat, "Just for today, I can make healthier choices." Doing that each day, one day at a time, taking those baby steps, will see us standing on our feet, running, jumping and living the live we were meant to live and serve our Lord, Jesus Christ, and those he puts in our paths to encourage along the way just as others are encouraging us now. Thank you, God for Spark People and all the people who make this website available at no cost.
    2637 days ago
  • DEBRA106
    You are so right about focusing on the good gains. I went to the dr today and even tho my weight is stuck, sigh, my cholestrol is down 10 points! So I am a bit healthier. Also my dr has referred me to a nutritionist, so I am even more optimistic. I wouldn't have thought to ask her for that--she is the best! Something to request for some extra help if you haven't yet. Good luck--you are on the right track!
    2642 days ago
    Great attitude! Best wishes on your healthy journey!
    2645 days ago
  • ADESSO1234
    I love this post!! Way to go girl. You've got a great attitude. This is going to be a great year for you :)

    I'm so glad you didn't waste a moment beating yourself up about a few missteps you had this past week. That's the most important thing I've learned here at Spark. Missteps & a bad day(or two) are all part of the process. I've finally learned to stop beating myself up & throwing in the towel...because you don't have to be perfect to be wonderful!

    Have a fanatastic week girl! emoticon

    I Love the pic btw-so cute!!
    2646 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/27/2011 9:20:41 PM
  • ZELDA13
    Good for you! I recently said the same thing. I finally have my focus. Of course, it started when my doctor suggested I consider lap band surgery. I was - surgery, really? NO WAY. I have messed up and it's OK. Even the spearmint leaves I had last night that put me over my calorie range. In the long run, it will all work out. Keep working at it. Make yourself proud!

    2646 days ago
    Awww, love the picture. I'm glad you are focusing on health and not just numbers on the scale. Loving yourself instead of beating yourself up. I know that can be one of the biggest things to adjust too and it's a struggle. Like Plantaholics said, you have a great plan laid out. Success is yours for the taking so get out there and get it. Good luck!
    2646 days ago
    emoticon - sounds like you've got a great plan laid out! Keep up the hard work!
    2646 days ago
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