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Exercise journal day 25

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Here is the truth....

I really don't care if I lose weight.

there I said it. That is the truth.

I would like my blood sugar under control and in healthy range
I would like to fit into the size 18 clothing
I would like to tone my stomach which has a a few inches of solid fat when I grab it.

Maybe if I quit focusing on the scale and on the amount of exercise I do daily, and instead concentrate on the NSVs I want to achieve maybe I will have better luck because I AM actually motivated to reach those goals. Whereas-- the thought of reaching lower numbers is nice but honestly I have been at this range since 2016. the numbers don't bother me for the first time in my life.

What do you all think?

Does focusing on NSV help motivate you to reach your optimum size?

Until Next Time~

Blessings, Kate
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  • MTNGRL
    The scale and I are not on speaking terms anymore. I would like to lose weight but despite my efforts the numbers are going in the wrong direction. You just might be on to something! I need to work on my A1C. Might have to see what I can do about that without it being a weight loss focus.
    138 days ago
  • 4CYNDI
    I agree that focusing on non-scale victories is more motivating for me than focusing on weight loss itself. I need to focus more on the process (exercising, eating the right foods, etc). When I was active (rock climbing especially) I wore a smaller size, but weighed more (muscles, I had muscles). So go for it. Focus on what motivates you and you enjoy. The scale is a snapshot, not the full truth.
    141 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Once I was diagnosed w/type 2 diabetes (in 2010), I knew my focus had to be on feeling healthier, better. I knew I had to take care of my body. So . . . I did weigh (for other medical reasons, as well), but pd. more attention to the amt. of energy I had, how clothes felt, how my blood sugar was doing. When I pd. attention to those things, my weight did start to decrease. So, for me, focusing on those things outside of what the scale says definitely was the path for me.
    141 days ago
  • LPORTER2015
    My weight goes up and down like a roller coaster. I rather focus on getting healthier and feeling better. One of my goals is to get off blood pressure medication.
    141 days ago
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  • JRDUPREE
    Weight is not the judge it is how you feel and whether you are healthy. NSV are the best and can really motivate, if that is where your journey is right now try that path. If the path does not make you happy you can allows find your way to another path.
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    142 days ago
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  • DARCY-B
    KUDOS to YOU! It's not about the weight in the long run. It's about health and fitness. I have started to concentrate more on exercise and less on weight. I feel better, no matter what the scale says, and my clothes fit better, I have more stamina, I sleep better, my mood is better, and the world is a better place when that is my focus. Great Stuff!
    142 days ago
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