Change equals moving forward.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Yeah, it could also mean moving backward, but that is NOT happening here!

Today, I finally said goodbye to my weight tracker on my sparkpage. It has been there for 7 months, and now that I've stuck to my goal weight (or below) for more than a week, I think it is silly for me to keep tracking my weight.

As a sign that I'm moving forward, and thinking more about NSV's (non-scale victories for Maraude), I switched my tracker to fitness minutes. I'm really enjoying fitness, and I think a focus on that might be better for where I am now. I hope it is a good choice. What do you think you'd focus on when you get to maintenance?

Oh, I almost forgot, the muscle my brain doesn't know how to fire is my "vastus medialis". (You are welcome, VIX and MARAUDE, my Sparkfriend muscle geeks!) I'm working on teaching my brain to recognize that it is there, but man, is it slow going!

My best wishes to you all for an active, healthy day. I'm off to go move that new ticker in the downward direction!!!
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  • OPTIMIST1948
    I have my tracker set for minutes also because it was the means to the end for me. Although I have missed my 1500 min goal 2 mo in a row...
    2448 days ago
    I think focusing on fitness and health are going to be more of a benefit to you in maintenance than a continual focus on weight. It will keep you moving forward--which, as you mentioned, is the right direction. I changed mine when I decided (or at least said I decided) to focus on improving my running rather than on weight. Great minds, I guess.
    Anywho. I applaud your choice and wish you well in convincing your brain that the muscle in question really does exist.
    2448 days ago
    I think you are making a great choice! It's really wonderful that you are taking active steps (no pun intended) to find your way at maintenance. I love the notion that instead of tracking weight which is at goal (!!), you are tracking fitness which you are committed to for life! Enjoy seeing all the minutes you achieve!
    2448 days ago
  • BICKEY11
    That's great!
    Change is good. Some people find seeing those visual reminders help to hold them accountable. I know as soon as I hit my goal weight on WW, i stopped tracking after a few months thinking "i know what i'm doing i can count in my head"...10 lbs later i was back on the tracking bandwagon. But i assume you won't stop tracking. Just taking down that little marker probably feels like a huge accomplishment.
    2448 days ago
  • no profile photo GARBLEDEEGOOK
    ahhhhhhhhhhh, got it... I couldn't get the NVC acronym out of my head (unrelated as you probably well know seeing your field) and my brain went poopoo. thanks.

    I'm actually not loosing and not gaining right now, so I've fallen into maintenance and feeling okay. I weigh myself every morning right out of bed so same time, same condition every day and focus on making the right choices in terms of nutritional food and portions while keeping up with the same amount of exercise; if any of this gets out of wack, I make adjustments, more or less food/exercise :) Surprisingly, I'm usually w/in 1 lb of my last recorded weight. After surgery, I'll have to change a few things, ditto recovery time; knock on wood, I won't gain too much; no doubt I'll have to do some serious low end calorie range eating.

    thanks for the muscle name :)


    what exercise are you doing for it?

    Have fun with it :))
    2448 days ago
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