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My Motivation for Today

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Credit to Shrink71 for this blog.

i am a scale-aholic. I weigh daily. It keeps me accountable, it keeps me motivated. When I weigh daily I know where I stand. I can adjust my diet and exercise plan accordingly. I want to maintain a healthy weight, and i want to to always keep in mind what I need to eat to maintain.

i watched the HBO series the Weight of America. it says that even after you lose, you need to eat 20% LESS than your target calories to maintain. We have changed our internal clocks so that we need less calories. So I think daily weighing is really helpful there.

But I think being a scale aholic is good. You just need to get your mind around, that you are more than a number. i have a lot of NSVs.

* getting rid of big clothes- Donating them so others can enjoy
* measuring my waist and seeing inches lost
* size medium that is loose. Considering that I may sometime need a size small (sigh)
* realizing that I now take much smaller portions, because i get full easily
* loving exercise
* seeing muscles in my arms and legs

I am a scale-aholic, but I am more than a number on the scale.

Have a sparked day!

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  • OJ_2_OK
    Starting out, I could not weigh myself every day. And I have to be careful otherwise the scale will consume me. However, as I've sparked, and met people like you, I have been able to get my head around the number and focus on NSV's so that I can weigh more often. Every day is exhausting for me, but a few times a week isn't bad for me.

    But you are right, to be able to weigh every day you need to focus on NSV's and not the number as the end all.
    1995 days ago
  • SHRINK71
    Aww shucks...
    Thanks for the shout-out!!!
    I love your goals and I hope one day those will be mine too!!!

    Love your cheating quote!!!! A choice, not a mistake.
    1995 days ago
    Woo hoo! I like this blog. Love/hate my scale too much some days but it's a tool that keeps me honest... but those NSV's are what keep me motivated!
    1995 days ago
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