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Change of perception

Sunday, August 25, 2013

There used to be a time when I hated when SparkPeople would announce my losses after I gained weight and then at least one person would like it, and I would think, "Why? I'm just losing the weight I gained back." But now, I see the victory in that. Whenever the scale goes up, it's very discouraging. We always want it going down, but when it's that time of the month, I do not escape gaining weight. I'm bloated and feel like I have a tape worm so to find the scale going down afterwards is something to celebrate about now. Inches lost would be even better, but it's all a process. I realize that every step I take to a healthier lifestyle is helping me in some fashion. I just need to be patient and trust the process. I'm going to get there!

These challenges are very insightful because I can see where I'm doing okay and where my work is cut out, but right now I'm still working on goal 1 which is getting my sleep. I'm almost re-established so the next goal will be re-establishing my water kick. Going to start small and build myself back to 8. I know to meet this goal I will have to get diligent of taking my ranitidine so that my tummy isn't upset. So with that, I'm going to go and take it!
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  • ANGELN325
    Thank you everyone for your support. It's always nice to know when I'm headed in the right direction and I feel like thanks to these challenges some real enlightenment is hitting me. I signed up for them originally just to get motivated to do something about my situation, but I'm gaining so much more than I thought I ever would from them!
    1749 days ago
    Good point about the 'like' topic. I never know exactly how people will take it when I hit the like button on anything, but I always mean it as encouragement. I find that it's easy to celebrate the loss on the scale, but I'm learning to celebrate the changes to my habits..that's what will make us successful in the long run. Have a great week!
    1758 days ago
    EVERY step whether forward or backward, is a learning process. You have learned and understand the TOM issue, and therefore you can plan those days and know how to handle them. We all learn as we go, and you have the right attitude to see it through! emoticon
    1758 days ago
    emoticon this is an important change in perception!
    1758 days ago
    You are SO right - every small step in the right direction, no matter how small, takes us closer to our goals. Those small steps add up!
    1758 days ago
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