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Challenge Day 51

Tuesday, November 12, 2019



Casey and I had a good short walk this morning. No prong collar and he did pretty well. I know in parts of the country it is really cold this morning, but at 62 degrees here I enjoyed a long sleeve shirt.

Now I am all warmed up and going to the YMCA shortly for some elliptical trainer before the Silver Sneakers class. I hope Aquagirl is able to participate; I know she wants to and has been missed due to her surgery. Mary, the instructor, mentions her each week. I have piano lesson this afternoon and then the kids after school. Going to be another active, healthy day!!

The scale is being difficult. I swear I should weigh several pounds less than I do based on what I have been eating. That's what I think I deserve. But, well, maybe that is not my 70 year old reality. After 10 years of maintenance you would think I would not let the scale upset me, and I am trying to be logical. I am trying to look at trends, not just one weigh-in. I want to just keep eating smart and I know it will all work out! I am probably more easily upset by food and weigh-ins than anything else in my life, and I know that is not the most important thing. I'd rather have an insult from my husband than a weigh-in that is .5 pounds over the day before. OK. I need to change this thinking. I'm trying!

Perhaps a mantra to change my thinking? "I am more than a weight on the scale." "Happiness is more than a weight on the scale." "Eat right and the scale will follow." Hmmm. Other suggestions, please!

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  • JEANKNEE
    How about letting the thoughts go?

    And, if that's not possible, why the identity with them? What's the hook? Why the attachment? What difference is a number on the scale going to make? Is the essence of who you are based upon a number on the scale?

    You are an incredibly beautiful human being! No number on the scale could ever measure the beauty that you are ... EVER!!!

    Seriously, let 'er go and let the beauty within you shine through in all its glory!!! emoticon
    32 days ago
  • 8HABIT
    I am 74 and I weigh almost every day. I often lose and gain weight and I can’t figure out why. But I am still hanging in the healthy BMI zone and alive.
    32 days ago
  • WATERMELLEN
    I haven't weighed myself for quite a while . . . may come to regret it, of course!!
    32 days ago
  • HARROWJET
    "Happiness is more than a weight on the scale" - I will remember this one.
    32 days ago
  • GABY1948
    I think many of us can say the very same things you just did. I say it so often it's pathetic. I like your mantra about 70 and I can change it to 71 and will. There are so many great answers given that can help. I know I can do it....but I need to be kicked in the butt!!! Won't someone come and do it for me??????

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    32 days ago
  • MEADSBAY
    You are not that number!
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    32 days ago
  • NANCY-
    Somehow I let it go ... the scale is just a tool. "I control my reactions." I decided not to let the scale ruin a perfectly good day.
    Since I choose to get discouraged when the scale didn't move or went up, I could just say: "Oh well." and continue with my decision to live a healthy lifestyle.
    32 days ago
  • 7STIGGYMT
    Sometimes we are our own worst critic. Try saying 3 positive things about you for every negative thought.
    32 days ago
  • DSHONEYC
    How about "I feel great and I am 70!"
    33 days ago
  • ONEKIDSMOM
    "I have nothing to prove to anyone, even me!"
    33 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    OH, I am 65 and have the same mind games -- should weigh less based on exercise and nutrition. BUT the 'aging body' doesn't see it that way. I do have to weigh daily, but I do exactly as you said, I look @ the trend. That is what is important.


    33 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    OH, I am 65 and have the same mind games -- should weigh less based on exercise and nutrition. BUT the 'aging body' doesn't see it that way. I do have to weigh daily, but I do exactly as you said, I look @ the trend. That is what is important.


    33 days ago
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