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I am not getting on that scale

Saturday, January 18, 2014

What a bender...I lost 9 pounds and gained it all back-- and then some. When I reset my intentions after Christmas, I told myself that I was not going to get back on that *#-! scale. Well, I peeked and I'm not even back to my starting point. But it's ok. My resolve is still strong and i'm trying not to obsess (even though I am). And I'm trying to put healthy lifestyle goals ahead of weight loss goals. That's going to take some time. So many years of one diet after another, not really incorporating the forever part of it.
I feel a little like a crazy person reading articles and talking to myself to stay motivated. I read a Spark article about putting the 'I' first so that's what I'm practicing today. That doesn't come easily either but, like everything else, it's about balance and perspective. So I'm off to start my day--and I'll try and listen to the angel on my shoulder and not the devil on my back!
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    I keep telling myself, it's a linear process. If I stick to the eating and exercise program, and tell myself that I have "no choice", then the scales have "no choice" either!!
    2473 days ago
    I think you are wise to stay off that scale until you are ready. I have been on countless diets as well. Making a healthy lifestyle is so important. Healthy eating has got to become a habit.

    I hope you have a great day. I know you will get those pounds off soon.

    2475 days ago
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    2476 days ago
    Great blog and it shows some really great insights into what motivates you!

    You might check out IOWL Team.

    Inside Out Weight Loss (IOWL) is based around overcoming those "internal" issues that stop us from achieving our goals (weight loss or otherwise!!)

    The team is quiet, but you will find links to free podcasts by Renee Stephens there, a wealth of information on past threads and members always ready to "support and be supported" when needed.

    It has been a great help for me - although I have been listening for years and making incremental changes...for whatever reason, this year is the year that it seems to all be "falling into place" so to speak!!

    Go figure! I'm glad I did not give up!!


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    2476 days ago
  • OOLALA53
    At the turn of each season, I weigh for one week at a time, averaging the weight for the week and recording it. (I also don't count calories,) However, I'm very committed to my eating plan, which aimed at helping me to reduce my appetite gradually over quite a long time, rather than focusing on the scale. And it has been worth the patience. I can tell that my weight fluctuates a bit during each season, but that is natural. I've been maintaining my basic plan for four years. Therefore, maintaining my weight hasn't been an issue.

    Make sure your plan allows for pleasure! And sometimes, pleasure comes from NOT eating.
    2476 days ago
    I got on the scale today and it's not pretty. All we can do is push forward and get back to business. It's ok!
    2476 days ago
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    I know that devil too well...... emoticon
    2476 days ago
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