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Saturday, October 22, 2016

It's been a while since I blogged on here. I just wanted to give an update to those of you who are still on Spark.

At the beginning of this year I started off strong and was at my lowest then scale frustration set in here's the picture and story.

I'm TAKING BACK my POWER! SCALE you NO LONGER HAVE CONTROL over me, you no longer will cause me to feel DEFEATED! I was reflecting on my journey and couldn't help, but to remember the advice of two of my fit sisters . A few of my fit sisters were trying to get me to realize the scale isn't my only measure of success. They told me to put that scale away and asked why I was relying on it! At the time, I just didn't get it !

You see I have always used the scale as a measure of my success and it has always played a significant role in my journeys. I guess sometimes you must go through an experience to get it. At the time of my scale frustration I was at my lowest of my adult life and looked even smaller than I weighed. I couldn't see it at the time because I was too consumed with the number on the scale and it not going down.

That dependency upon the scale number caused me to get frustrated, feel defeated and it made me think I wasn't making any progress. I took on a bad attitude of forget it, I might as well eat how I want and you know what happened next #weightgain !

Today I find myself in the same position I was in several months ago with the scale not showing my #hardwork and efforts. The good news is this time I'm not giving in or up! "You do better when you know better" Maya Angelou

That scale can go up or stay the same and it won't even matter emoticon This is extremely big for me and I'm so glad I'm at the point of not letting it get to me. The pictures above tell the whole story. The picture to the left was me at my smallest in my adult life. This is also where the scale stopped going down and stalled causing me to get frustrated.

The middle picture is the result of me giving in due to my scale frustration and not thinking I was making progress in the first picture. I gained about 28 lbs emoticon

The last picture is me re-losing. Ironically, I weigh the same as I weigh in the middle picture emoticon So you see the scale don't always show the full picture of your #progress . Remember just because the scale doesn't show your hard work, doesn't mean you are not making progress!

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    Thank you for this! Staying toned and healthy, regardless of what the scale says makes a HUGE difference! Shhh.......I've gained 28 lbs too, ugh! Let's DO THIS in 2017!
    1663 days ago
    You can do it! I am proud of you!
    1702 days ago
  • KMW987
    I can so relate to your story. Glad to hear that you're not giving up! Stay strong, you got this!!!
    1732 days ago
    You have a great attitude, and that is key to success. emoticon emoticon
    1733 days ago
    Hey Gorgeous lady.....great to have you back with us....
    I klow exactly what you mean....
    I ned to GET IT too...and I am sure i will...

    Great to have you back
    1734 days ago
    It's about how you feel, clothes, energy, etc not that darn number! You are beautiful!
    1735 days ago
    I've always loved your honesty.We've been here a long time you and I, either on the way up or on the way back down. I am scale dependent too; I really need to see that number everyday to keep me focused. So here we both are again, fighting to get back down emoticon if we emoticon , and I'll be right here cheering you on.
    1735 days ago
    emoticon I am very proud of you! emoticon And you are great at inspiring others!
    1736 days ago
    THAT'S IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You've got it!!! I'm so proud of you! I know you don't want to hear me say this either, but if your thyroid is low...................you ARE going to have difficulty managing your weight. NOT the number on the scale even - but the progress you feel with your fitness. It really does play a significant role in metabolism.........................

    I'm proud of you, Kiba.........in so many ways!!!!! emoticon
    1736 days ago
  • CLING724
    Thank you for sharing your story. I too have been experiencing the same scale issues and frustration even though my clothes continue to be getting big on me. I had become scale dependent. You have given me the motivation to keep on my journey. 😃
    1736 days ago
    emoticon I'm in the same boat!!
    1736 days ago
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