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A self exercise in futility vs positivity

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Changing my attitude about weight loss isn't easy. Although I try to focus on healthy, a balanced nutrition plan filled with healthy choices and exercise, I still tend to focus on the number on the scale. So today I am practicing an exercise in positivity.

Week One 4 pounds lost.
Week two .40 pounds - my goal is a pound a week.

Instead of being disappointed I chose to look at my combined two week weight loss. I am two pounds ahead of schedule. I have lost a combined total of 4 inches from my measurements and I am feeling so much better, I've even managed to walk 1-2 miles at a rate of 2.5 - 2.7 mph. No small feat for having a bad back.

So today I chose to be positive, today I chose to own my accomplishments, today I chose to own my addiction to the number on the scale and to work past that and see the positive steps in my journey.

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    I am so proud of you. I, myself am not a weigh in person everyday. I only weigh in once a week and I am okay with that. I have hooked a friend up to this wonderful sight and we are starting anew again! Thanks for the inpsiration Tracy!
    3208 days ago
    so proud of you tracy! that walk really shows how hard you are trying.
    keep looking at the long term. you will get stronger and stronger.
    3208 days ago
  • TINATC26
    you are doing great Tracy..tell me, are you still a scale-a-holic? Just wondering, because I am still a night time eater!! (some things just never change..)

    That aside, you are kickin' it girl! One day at a time...
    3209 days ago
  • CRES765
    That is emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3209 days ago
    ::sucking breath between teeth::
    ugh!! The scale. emoticon The tape measure. emoticon The BANE of my climb. emoticon Too difficult to call this a journey since that word conjures up visions of steamer trunks and overnight cases on the Orient Express or trips floating down the Nile... LOL!!

    You've done more than emoticon for this 2 wk weigh in though, Tracy. Ditched poundage emoticon Inch shrinkage emoticon Walking mileage emoticon Positive attitude emoticon You are 100% A+++ INCREDIBLE and that's more than emoticon
    3209 days ago
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