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The dreaded physical exam.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Today I had the dreaded preemployment drug test and physical. I hate these. Don't mind the drug test...drugs don't do it for me....Sugar does! But the part I hate is the part in the exam where they weigh you. Quite honestly, I have not weighed myself in over 15 years. I am terrified of it! Weight has been such a source of pain for me in my life that that number would send me into depression. I always refuse or make something up when I go to the doctors. There will come a day when I will feel that is OK to check my weight but that is not now. Maybe in a year. I know your saying "how extreme". Well, I am sure that many people would agree that the weight issue has been a serious source of pain for them. Incidentally, my identical twin will not allow himself to be weighed either.
It gives me hope that now that I have been eating healthy for about 7 weeks that I might realize my dream. I know it will take a long time. I know that it is one day at a time. And everyday that I eat healthy and come back to spark people I feel hope that maybe at the age of 53yrs I will finally be successful. Because I did it gradually and educated myself along the way. Cheers, Keith
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    Don't worry about the numbers. If you feel good, happy, and doing the healthy lifestyle, you will see the changes in time.
    1868 days ago
    You don't need to weigh yourself to know if you're losing or gaining weight. Your clothes will tell you, unless you're wearing mu mu's. Keep up the good work Keith!

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    1869 days ago
    Hey Keith!
    So you didn't say --- did they weigh you today? Were you not pleasantly surprised? Regardless, you made it! And I'm not saying, "how extreme!" We all have our hang-ups and certainly if you've battled weight problems -- then the scale is not your favorite thing. I have been making a conscious effort this time (I've lost and gained weight before) not to put too much emphasis on the scale anyway. I have in the past and when it came to maintenance, I was still looking for a weekly reward.

    If you're not weighing yourself, I hope you are paying close attention to all non-scale victories. I'm sure you've had more than a few. It's important to acknowledge these, if for no other reason -- motivation. I'm on a team called the Woohoo Lounge and it's a fabulous support group that really sheds light on every little success. By all means, drop by and check us out!

    Anyway -- I'm glad you got that physical out of the way. Onward and upward.... emoticon
    1869 days ago
    It is an issue for many of us. Your comments remind me of the little joke: Two little girls are looking at a scale. The first girl says to the other "Don't step on that! It makes Mommy cry!" It sounds like you are working to get healthy and the scale is not always the best indicator of that criteria. Keep of the good work and don't sweat the small stuff (like the scale!)!! emoticon
    1869 days ago
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