Obsessed with Numbers

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Numbers, Numbers, Numbers,... I'm obsessed with numbers. The number on the scale, the numbers on the measuring tape, the number of my pant size, the number of calories, fat grams, protein grams, sodium ... etc, etc. You get the idea. I let the numbers determine my feelings. If the numbers are good, I'm in a good mood, and if the numbers don't say what I want them to, I end up angry, upset set and stressed. The truth is the numbers that seem to dictate my life, are a direct result of the choices I make. I exercised faithfully this week, and made better food choices, and yet the numbers on that metal monster a.k.a. my scale, just won't go down. I feel defeated and wonder where is my pay off for doing all the right things and then I remember.... oh yes "I Chose" to eat Pudgie's fried chicken with fried onion rings last night. Not a vegetable in site. All that grease and sodium packed food... no wonder the numbers on the scale are not going down. Humm, the numbers aren't to blame for the poor choices I make. The numbers aren't my enemy after all, they are my best friend who's being honest with me, even when I won't be honest the myself. As the saying goes... "the numbers just don't lie." So when the numbers are up, instead of being mad and frustrated, I need to take it as feedback and understand I need to make better choices. That's the lesson I learned this week...
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  • FLYER99
    And a good lesson learned. I agree - it's our choices, it's what we choose to do, to make, to buy, where to go, etc etc. The numbers we see are simply the consequence of our making those choices. They are guidelines but yet only numbers. Hey, you are certainly on the right track and always remember:

    Have a wonderful day and a wonderful 2012!

    2668 days ago
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