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Stupid Scale!!

Friday, December 20, 2019

My SparkFriend Beth has been posting some fantastic blogs as of late (~INDYGIRL) . She has reminded me that this is not a quick trip, but a long journey back to physical and emotional health. Thanks, Beth, for reminding me that if I persist, I too can be Wonder Woman as I consider you to be. I get so caught up in the scale and losing weight that I forget that I am lowering my A1C, using less insulin, feeling more energy, eating more fruits and veggies and now drinking eight cups of water a day! But when I get on the scale and it has not budged, none of that seems to matter! Why is that? What freaky twist of our brain does that! I vow to consider all of the benefits of new eating ideas in my life and resign the scale for awhile. I want to guided not by a number on the scale, but the number of ways my life has changed for the better since beginning SparkPeople. I want to appreciate all of the new friends I have met here on this site that have given me hope again. God has indeed blessed me by guiding me to SparkPeople! May you all have the merriest of Christmas and healthy New year!
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    We all do that - forget the non scale victories we've achieved.
    Sounds like you're doing great healthier and really that's the most important thing. Losing pounds is a bonus.
    One day, one step and one goal at a time! Just like Beth, it took me years to lose 103 pounds- lots of setbacks in there, but I never gave up. Keep going! Hang in there with the rest of us- we'll get there together! emoticon emoticon
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    POSITIVEHOPE I LOVE your comment! That is emoticon
    227 days ago
    Thin people do not have their weight tattooed on their foreheads. We are so much more than a number. My real goal is peace of mind with my weight, my health and my attitudes. None of those is a number.
    227 days ago
    Great blog - thanks for the reminder that it is not just the scale that shows us where we are at - how our clothes fit, how much sleep we are not getting, just generally feeling so much better when we eat correctly. Thanks for the reminder
    227 days ago
  • GABY1948
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    227 days ago
    I get caught up with the scale too and experience some of the same issues. My doctor made an interesting comment during my appointment today. It went something like this, “Good job using the right foods to heal and improve your conditions!” The next time I’m disappointed in the scale, I’m going to try to say to myself, “Did I used the right foods to heal my body?” If the answer is yes, then I have reason to celebrate!
    227 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Lots of inspiration on Spark for sure!
    227 days ago
    The scale is only one indicator of how we're doing as you said. You have more energy, drinking 8 glasses of water/day . . . all good things!

    I have to weigh daily for medical reasons, but . . . I only look @ the trend. If it's going down as a trend I am doing the right things.

    And remember weight loss is not a straight line journey for any of us.

    HUGS and good luck to you!!!

    227 days ago
  • RENEE7575
    I love this blog!

    I have been having my own issues with the scale deciding how I felt for the day. I had been getting obsessed and jumping on four days a week instead of one. Finally I said NO and now I am weighing on the 10th, 20th, and 30th of the month. I am making tweaks to my nutrition right now, so I do still want some feedback, just not four days a week!

    I think the new schedule will be much healthier. Thanks for encouraging us all to focus on the positive changes we are making and not just the number on the scale! Sparkpeople is a wonderful place. emoticon
    227 days ago
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