Changing the focus

Monday, May 16, 2011

Today starts my 19th week with SP. I realize that my focus has changed. In the past, it's always been about the weight. Have to lose the weight. How much weight did I lose that week. How much more weight do I have to lose. How much I want to lose by a certain date.

This time I'm concentrating on getting fit, getting in shape. I know the weight will come off, that a lot has come off already. Don't get me wrong, I still want to see a lower number on the scale. But more than that I want to see a slim body with defined muscles. The scale has gone up a few times in the past 4 months but I never let it faze me. Because it's so NOT about the number on the scale.

When I joined SP I set my weight loss goal. Now I realize that I might not reach that number. Because it's about getting in shape and that's the important goal. I might be good weighing a little bit more than that magic number I picked, or I might need to weigh a little bit less. I'm not sure yet. But I'll know when I get there. Fit and healthy!
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    Getting fit and healthy is part of the process...wishing you the very best on your journey to good health and fit you!!! emoticon emoticon
    2892 days ago
    WAY TO GO!!! This journey is all about getting to the healthiest you can be!
    2892 days ago
    Amen sista! As you know I've had no choice but to make fitness my focus, as the lbs are so stubborn for me. And that's OK! The fat is melting, and the fat is the unhealthy part of the body~ (when there's too much of it)

    Funny thing, when I casually speak with thin family members or friends, most of them don't even know what they weigh! Seriously!!

    They go by how they fit into their clothes, & if the jeans get a tiny bit snug, they naturally cut back a bit, end of story.

    They don't jump up and down and yahoo over every pound lost or get sad if they gain, because they don't even know what they weigh anyhow. I LOVE that!

    I have this theory........that we who have become overweight, have lost touch with part of our intuition. Our body knows the truth. I intend to get back to my natural self, and trust my body again. That's my 2 cents. I think I wrote you a blog within your blog LOL!
    2894 days ago
    We realise the important stuff being here at Spark People. You'll get that body you want, keep it the wonderful work!! x
    2894 days ago
  • CHAR1970
    I've noticed my focus has changed as well. But I still get ticked off when my ticker goes left and not right.
    2894 days ago
    I know exactly what you mean. I don't think I will know if my magic number is my ideal weight untill I get closer to it. Keep on sparking. We will get there. emoticon
    2895 days ago
  • LINDAJ0621
    I couldn't agree is definitely about getting healthy and fit...whatever that "number" is! I think that has been the missing equation in my previous attempts to "lose weight".

    2895 days ago
    Yes, I think that lots of us had the losing weight idea, but the more we are here, the more we realize that it's more than that.

    You are doing great and not sweating the small stuff. Good for you!
    2895 days ago
  • REYVE01
    I like your attitude... fit and healthy are the best solution... who knows how much your body wants to weigh...? It may have been thinner once apone a time, but that is not the same as fit. Lean and mean muscles will give the body a different look and weight... You have been a rockstar...
    2895 days ago
  • TERESA159
    It's funny you blogged this today. I was just saying to my hubby that I think the number Spark gave me to shoot for is too high! I can see at least 15 more pounds in the mirror but they say I need to only lose 10. Good for you for having the correct focus!
    2895 days ago
    The next thing you know, everyone will be mistaking you and DD for sisters!
    2895 days ago
    I didn't even know I had that goal in the back of my head until reading your blog. Since I've found out that my health is a bit helter-skelter, I've focused on that without really realizing it. When I walk now, it's not to see what the scale says the next morning, it's to see how far I can go without feeling the tightness in my chest and knowing I need to slow down a bit. Each time, hopefully, will be a farther distance or faster.

    Thank you and I'm glad you got there too!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2895 days ago
    Spark people have triumphed again! Isn't it great when that realisation happens that weight goals are just numbers but feeling healthy is so much better
    best wishes for your new goals, Sandra
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  • SHRINK71
    Incredible insight there. You are so right! It is about getting healthy & fit... Too often we get hung up on our magic numbers... Good for you!!!
    2895 days ago
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