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Weight Ain't Nothin' But a Number

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sundays are my weigh-in days, and today I saw a loss of 2.4 pounds on the scale. That makes 18.8 pounds lost in 5 weeks. I should be ecstatic, right? But I have to admit, I was a little disappointed when I saw that number. After losing an average of 4 pounds per week for a month, that 2.4 seemed insignificant. Why do we feel like that? I mean, it's totally illogical to be disappointed with a weight LOSS, becausing losing weight is the whole point! And on top of that, 2 pounds per week is a healthy speed to lose weight, and I know that. I walked toward the scale today telling myself that I hope for 4lbs, but I will be happy with 2lbs. But when that little negative-nelly creeps back into your head, sometimes it can be hard to kick her out! And for me, negative self-talk is a common enemy.

The only way that I can combat negative self-talk, disappointment, and doubt, is to literally give myself a pep talk. And part of that is celebrating all of my successes, no matter how "insignificant" I might think they are. So here is list of ways that my life has improved in the last 5 weeks, that have nothing to do with the weight on the scale:

1. The equiptment I haul for my karaoke business feels lighter.
2. I can lift heavier weights at the gym.
3. I need to set the elliptical on a higher level to achieve the same calorie burn.
4. My resting heart rate is lower. My heart is getting stronger and more efficient.
5. I am able to fall asleep easier and sleep through the night more consistently.
6. I crave Endorphins the way I used to crave Nicotine.
7. My skin looks younger and more glowing.
8. I just FEEL stronger, healthier and better!
9. I am more flexible and can do stretches I could not do a month ago.
10. I am starting to get those compliments like, "you look great! What's different?"

So there is just a top 10 of things that make everything I am doing worth it! So, if I need a little more motivation, I can think about these things and keep on truckin', so to speak. I hope that if you need a little extra motivaton you can come up with your own list and feel great about yourself!
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    Not sure who the original author was .. but this is one of my favorites ..


    Hello, do you know me? If you don't you should. I'm a pound of fat, and I'm the happiest pound of fat that you would ever want to meet.

    Want to know why? It's because no one ever wants to lose me;
    I'm Only One Pound, just a pound.

    Everyone wants to lose three pounds, five pounds or fifteen pounds, but never only one, so I just stick around and happily keep you fat.

    Then I add to myself ever so slyly so that you never seem to notice it, that is until I've grown to ten, twenty or even more pounds in weight.

    Yes, it's fun being Only One Pound of fat, left to do as I please.

    So, when you weigh in, keep right on saying "Oh, I only lost one pound." ( as if that were such a terrible thing!)

    For you see, if you do this you'll encourage others to keep me around because they will think I'm not worth losing. And I love being around you - your arms, your legs, your chin, your hips and every part of you. Happy Days!! After all, I'm Only One Pound of fat!!!


    You are rockin' your journey! Keep that sparkin' motivation! ... emoticon
    3045 days ago
  • LESLEE33
    emoticon on your success so far, you are doing great. Your top 10 list is emoticon , Being able to sleep better, and longer is one of the best things about living healthier! Keep up the great work! emoticon
    3047 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13676661
    Good for you! I'll have to make a list like that for myself, I've had a similar experience.
    3047 days ago
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