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Remember, I am not a Number on a Scale

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Ok. I have been sick since last Friday, and this is the first day back at work. And I weighed yesterday at the doctor's office, and I've regained 5#. That doesn't sound like a lot, but I am obsessing over it, big time.

I know part of it is I feel awful and am still congested and my head is stuffy and all the usual yuck, and that contributes to how I think and feel about my health. I have been managing to still hit a minimum of 10K steps a day, but my diet hasn't been wonderful the last couple weeks either, so I have to be more attentive to that.

BUT. At the same time, I need to be nice to myself about it. I am still walking an average of 10K-15K every single day of the week, and it makes me happy to do it. I am still doing strength training exercises, though I need to be more diligent about that. I AM NOT JUST A NUMBER ON THE SCALE. I am a person who is working to be healthier, and I am succeeding at that, one step at a time. I don't have a deadline, this is just for today, living healthier.

STOP BEATING YOURSELF UP DEEANN!!! You are wonderful as you are, you can still do this.

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    That's right! Don't beat yourself up!
    373 days ago
    You certainly are wonderful and you can do this! I also agree with your statement that the idea is to become healthier and that isn't defined by that number on the scale. That said, I understand how you feel. About 6 weeks ago my daughter had a baby and had an emergency C-section. So I've been doing mom/grandmom duty and not getting to the gym as often as usual. And that has also created some less-than healthy meals around here (fast food is a life saver sometimes!). So I've been seeing that darn number on the scale creep up and I'm not too happy about it. So your message to yourself has been very helpful for me to read! Thank you!!!
    373 days ago
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    I know how hard it is not to focus on the scale. I do it often as well. But do try to get rid of the negative feelings. Once you are well and back to normal, your exercise will increase and you will see a decrease.
    373 days ago
    I gave up the scale around 5 weeks ago even though I've never been a huge scale user. Because, no matter how I try to make the number not matter, it always does. Maybe I'll weigh occasionally. I understand this blog. But banish that number from your mind.
    373 days ago
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