Measuring Success

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

My husband and I had testing done this morning for life insurance. A gentleman came to our home to do some different tests, we shall call him a nurse although I'm not sure what his title is. So the nurse had a scale that he brought with him. Before stepping on it he asked us how much we weighed and told us that the scale would be generous. Well I wasn't prepared for the scale's generosity. According to the scale I weighed 175, and I guess he just averaged it out with what I told him because he wrote down 181. What?!?

Scales are a funny thing. I find them to be a bit tempermental. We used to have a scale that gave you a different reading depending on different parts of the floor you put it on. The doctor's office scale always puts me heavier than my home scale. So what am I to believe?

I've decided the answer to that is my body. I can't measure this journey solely on a number (or several numbers like my measurements). It is going to have to be more than that. Sure I want to get down to a certain weight and clothing size, but I'm going to have to feel it too. How is my body feeling? How's my energy? I think those are going to be more important questions than how much do I weigh. So while I'll do a happy dance for every 10lbs I lose, I'll do a happy dance every day that I feel fresh and energized.

Yesterday's Goal:
Pack a bag during lunch and head to the gym straight after work: Check! It was nice, i was home by 6:45pm. It gave me a chance to make a nice healthy dinner. Proudest moment was when my husband, who is type 1 diabetic as of 1 1/2 yrs ago, had the lowest blood sugar this morning he's had in a long time. Definitely a motivator to cook more.

Todays Goal:
Limit my Rosh Hashanah dinner intake. It is the Jewish New Year and the time of year that my mother-in-law makes my favorite dish she makes, flanken. Also, I will eat salad and veggies. And when I see the dessert per person table I will not eat every single thing on the table. Wish me luck! Hahaha
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    I'm glad you are finding other ways than the scale to make your success. Good luck with your goals!!!
    2461 days ago
    We definitely have to use other measures in addition to the scale. Happy New Year -- I hope you and your family enjoy the celebrations...and the food in moderation :)

    2461 days ago
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