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STRESSED!!!!!! by Weigh-Ins

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

No weapon formed against "me" (stress) shall prosper,
And every tongue which rises against "me" in judgment
You shall condemn. Isa. 54:17a(NKJ) paraphrased

I AM TOTALLY STRESSED BY WEIGH-INS. emoticon I was awaken this morning, actually awaken off and on through the night being anxious. My body tingling and mild burning, heart racing, and frustration. When I mentally reviewed my journey back over the last three weeks these episodes has been consistent with the days before weigh-in. I literally feel the release of cortisol within my body.
And what is the result of these episodes for ME, an increase in pounds ranging from 2-5lbs. I notice after my body weight drops again, a roller coaster ride.

I must change the way I view this day. Weigh-ins cannot/will not control me this way. Because my body WAS NOT design for stress. So, I have to release it. I have to and I will be in prayer on relaxing my mind, so that my body will relax. Understanding the scale is not my enemy, and I have no reason to fear it. But today I do.

So far RIGHT NOW, this very moment during this stressful moment. I will focus on what is true, and that is I have remained consistent to my daily goals on this journey. I am stronger both physically and mentally. I am in a single digit in pants for the FIRST time in my adult life. And the MOST important thinking, I serve a GOD, JEHOVAH RAPHA, who will heal me of this stress as I surrender it over to HIM.

Now, will I have the same episode on the next weigh-in. Probably, I don't know because changes take time. But, in the mean time, despite what the scale read up or down, I must focus on "NO STRESS" and focus on the steps to take to relieve this area of stress. But my first step is PRAYER.

Be anxious for nothing(weigh-ins), but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Phil 4:6-7(NKJ) paraphrased

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    Oh, beautiful lady, I'm sorry you're stressing! Sounds like you're thinking it through... and praying it through. I've been stressing about WIs, too. I'm forgetting that my job is to do my part and then accept the results. Let's both try not to be slaves to the emoticon this week.
    1648 days ago
    Remember when each of us started out and at some point came to the conclusion exercise isn't as powerful as proper nutrition? It took trial and error. Some of us could not believe the equation of calories in calories out was full proof. It is flawed. We also learned you can't out exercise a bad diet.

    Another peculiar lesson on this journey is we all like to think it is mostly physical... and we believe it is because we are bound to what the scale tells us.
    I have found the journey to be far more MENTAL. Mental meaning of THE MIND. Alot of my success came when I was connected and in sync within my mind. And if I was spiritually connected and not emotionally my body would not follow suit. Or any variation of those things. If there was something troubling didn't have to be weight related...IT would show up on the scale.
    Even if I did the right things with food and exercise...if I didn't get enough sleep due to would show up on the scale.
    If I went to the gym 6 times..and I have literally gone every day and in some case TWICE A DAY if something came into view emotionally and captured my attention...the scale would not reflect MY EFFORT.

    It is almost unbelievable...UNTIL you see it for yourself. Therefore the real power to succeed is all inside our heads. Isn't that philosophical... or what? lol

    You know THE WAY.
    You know WHAT TO DO...and what not.
    You understand the key components and have found what works for you with nutrition and fitness.
    You also see the connection with mind & spirit.

    YOU GOT THIS. Don't doubt it for one moment.
    Keep walking and leaning on the everlasting strength of the word. Just one weekly weigh in won't ruin all the work you have done along the way and most of all OVERALL.
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    1654 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/10/2013 10:08:09 AM
    I think I was like that in the beginning ( can't remember emoticon )

    Take a deep breath. It's just a number on the scale. Just tells you if you're doing well on your road to your goal or not. It's not THE ONLY way to measure progress. So if the number is higher than you want? What happens? Nothing. We all go up and down- round and round it goes, where it stops nobody knows. So don't stress out about it. It's just a number.

    1654 days ago
    *hugs* You've gotten some great advice, and I know that you are making an effort to off load some of that stress, so you're on the right road. So I just wanted to tell you that I can empathize with the stress at weighing in (my previous doctor, when I talked to him about healthy weight loss, suggested weighing in every day, but after a couple of months I just couldn't do it any more! Before joining the BLC, I only weighed myself once every 2 weeks, and now I often don't weigh myself between rounds to give myself a break). So you are not alone.
    1655 days ago
    Echo what Tekru and Bel have said-- Don't let one number define you! Work in some other numbers to count on wednesday-- how fast you can run a mile, bicep measurements, number of sit ups, etc. Fixating on one number will only drive you mad... so give yourself more numbers to look at-- some will be moving in the right direction, because you are doing the work and you are sticking to your plan! You got this!
    1655 days ago
    I've gotten here a day late, but I see you've already gotten so many words of wisdom!! I will send prayers your way to ease the stress for next week! I pray you will just see this as it is - a number (like age) that does not define you. God knows that you have not changed because of that number. You, Andrea, are the same person God loved on Tuesday and again on Wednesday and again today, and forever more. That number will never change that - hold that in your heart!
    1655 days ago
    I have to tell you something.....when I saw the photos of you when you first joined round 23, I thought, "Oh- she must have met her goal and is just trying to maintain." As I have had the privilege of getting to know you as a team member, I thought, "Wow- she really is a beautiful spirit who is filled with the light of God's love." Never once have I looked at your numbers as a way to view you. You are beautiful through and through, and one little scale is not going to change that. emoticon
    1655 days ago
    Well, Yo has said it all, as she does so eloquently, but also... do some relaxation things before sleep - prayer, meditation, chamomile tea, a hot bath with chamomile in it... YOU are much more than the sum of the scale. ;-)
    1655 days ago
    Do you measure yourself in ways other than the scale? The number on the scale is ultimately less important than things like waist to hip ratio, waist circumference, and other measures such as glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol. Focus on those numbers first and foremost.
    1655 days ago
  • TEKRU1
    The weigh-in is just one measurement of the progress you're making everyday. Don't give it more power over you than that! Nothing to stress about - do you feel better overall? pants a little looser? more energy? MUCH better ways to know that you are doing EVERYTHING right!
    1655 days ago
    M'Lady...No Need to stress your pretty little head....I am so Happy to hear you write the words...that you KNOW you have Control over your Emotions and You are Putting this stress on yourself...All it takes is a Change in Attitude Adjustment...They can Happen Real Quick...It's when YOU decide...Good News for you Too...I happen to be an Expert at Attitude Adjustments!

    First thing already...Pat yourself on the back...For several reasons...and I'm gonna tell you why...

    When you were Feeling Stressed Pretty did what I can tell comes naturally to you...You Prayed/Meditated/Journal-ed about what was causing you the Stress...Let Go and Let God...Right?!?!?! You released that Fear or frustration...and you gave it over to the Best Problem Solver there is...So that alone SHOULD be sufficient...

    But No...

    You went a step beyond letting go...And you Acknowledged that I Have Control Over This...And I'm gonna do what I CAN about it.

    Beyond that...You reached out to Like-minded people who could offer you Encouragement and Support...HOORAH!

    Now I want to fill your well-up with some Wonderful Words to Dance in your head...Think upon these words often and Draw Strength and PEACE from them

    Here goes...


    And one more thing...Weigh-In Day...Does not have to be scary or Stressful. There is no pressure...We realize that we are all going to have a Gain from time to time...for many a varied reason...So don't put that pressure on yourself...Gains happen...and That is a part of The BLC too...PROGRESS NOT PERFECTION...Just TRY...Try to be Better than YOU were last WEek...That's all ya gotta do...No pressure...and Remember to CELEBRATE ALL OF YOUR SUCCESS...because I KNOW there are MANY...We just have to be Willing to RECOGNIZE them...PROGRESS IS BEING MADE...

    Look at'chu...You are still here...You are PARTICIPATING...You have a Great Outlook...You have a Great Support Network in your Sister and Your Family...and US...But even more Powerful...You Know Who is on your side...Things are going to be WONDERFUL...Just wait...You'll see...When we get on the other side of 12 weeks this week will seem such a long time ago....

    Just Keep Praying/Meditating/Journaling...Lea
    rning from your Experiences...Then Growing as a Result...I'm not talkin' about your waist size either Toots. emoticon

    We Got This...It's All Good~

    Now Go Kick that Cortisol's Butt...Tell him you are IN-CHARGE and What you say Goes...and Cortisol and Stress...You GO! You Do Know that ENDORPHIN's Kick Cortisol's Butt EVERY-TIME!!!

    HAPPY WEIGH-IN TODAY...If you are not happy with the number this Diligent and Focused...Go sweat a little and then see what happens. No matter what...A gain is not failure...and Weigh-In doesn't have to be stressful...It is what YOU Make it...Make it a Positive Event and You will see it all in a whole New Light!

    Happy BLC'n Pretty Little One~We got This
    1655 days ago
  • ELSAT137
    I'm sorry weigh ins stress you out so much. I agree with taking your focus off of the scale and putting it on God. That is what I have been working on too. I make a weight loss goal for the Biggest Loser Challenge but I focus on healthy habits instead of weight loss and try to do those habits every day. Everyone goes up and down on the scale. The first BLC I did I was so worried about gaining I would resort to bingeing and purging, which is in no way healthy.

    Have you heard of the book -"Made to Crave" by Lysa Terkeurst? It is a great book about balancing our healthy lifestyle with seeking God. It has really helped me shift my focus during the BLC. This journey is important, but we need to crave God, not food!
    1655 days ago
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