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I will not let the SCALE get me down!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Okay, here is the thing, I have been losing and gaining the same 1lb for the last 3 weeks. I don't know why. I have been running, and walking, and Zumba-ing, and cycling, and just about getting my rear going for 20-30 minutes everyday. I have also been staying (for the most part) within my calorie ranges (a few days I went about 20 calories over, and there was the day I cycled for 28 miles...I think I ate about 1700 calories that day, but I burned over 1000 during my ride). So I've either come up with the fact that I am not working out enough, or I am not eating enough and I am actually in starvation mode... both are possible but I feel like it is incredibly hard to eat more some days. Other days, sure but those are the days filled with wine and chocolate so yeah I'm goin' over!

Anyways, today I decided that I am going to try and ignor the scale in fact I would like to emoticon but I wont. Today I played Tennis for an hour with my man, and then later that evening I finished W3D3 of my C25K (plus some just for good measure). I ate what I ate, but don't think that it was enough...Today I burned just over 1000 calories and only managed to eat 1430 calories. I am going to finally start doing some strength training (tomorrow) to see if that helps, even if it is only helpful with the inches. I am also going to focus on how I feel, in stead of what the scale says. And you know what? I feel great. I feel amazing. I can feel the strength in my legs. I can feel my lungs getting stronger. I feel less anxious. And when it's all said and done that is why I came back to Spark - to feel better. To have more energy. To be able to physically do the things that I love to do. Sure, it would be super awesome to be able to drop a ton of weight and be back in smaller jeans and feel good about showing off more skin, but that isn't the number one reason I am doing this. I am here, working, learning, growing, to feel better - not look better. That knowledge is what is keeping me going, what has kept me going for these last three weeks. Today I ran without my inhaler. Today I ran on a new trail and didn't die from a panic attack. Today I believed in myself. Today I grew.

So damn the scale! and here's to ME!

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    Awesome attitude! I think it's the best one you can have.
    3095 days ago
  • BIRDEE210
    That's probably the best outlook you can have in all of this!! Reading this made me very happy for you!!! I've been running for 5 weeks now, and I've actually stopped losing weight and I have actually gained a few pounds. I've noticed some major muscles starting to form, and thus the weight gain! My clothes are still fitting, if not getting loose...which is also another good way of measuring your progress! It's definitely frustrating to not see the progress on the scale, trust me...I have been there many many times! Just keep your amazingly positive attitude and keep up all the hard work and those pound will eventually melt away!
    You Rock Chica!!!!
    3095 days ago
  • no profile photo TIGERLILLYBILL
    What a great positive attitude!

    3095 days ago
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