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Happiness Is Not A Number

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

I had a weigh-in Sunday, and I was devastated!

I'm not proud of the fact that I snapped at my sweet little Lily. I put the cat out. She was under my feet and causing me to slow down my inside walking pace! LOL I was short with a friend. I was actually mad at me and said some awful things to myself!

I let a number on a set of scales control me and my behavior. I let this number make me unhappy! Like I said. I'm not proud. I let my circumstances make me depressed.

It's just one number. But my goodness at the power behind this number.

I hope I have put the scales in perspective, but I'm not sure. So I'm putting the all-powerful scales up for a month or so. Maybe then I won't let one number ruin a good day!

Do you need to join me in putting the scales away until they don't control your happiness?

"Happiness is not based on your circumstances but on a decision you choose to make." - Joyce Meyer-
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  • RMUL2013
    I weigh every morning when I get out of bed. The number on the scale tells me if I am taking in too much sodium. Once a week on my weigh in day, I will chart my weight.

    When you know you are eating properly within your caloric range and exercising daily, give yourself a pat on the back. The numbers on the scale will reflect that in due time.

    Lily is precious, just look at her expression.
    1282 days ago
  • DIROB57
    We've all had to deal with unfavorable numbers on the scales so we can ALL relate! I put my scales in the closet before because I was so aggravated!

    The scales are only one way to measure success and not a reliable one at that because of so many factors....hormonal changes & hydration levels come to mind first! I weigh daily so I see the normal ups and downs that way...but I still don't like it!
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    Keep to your program and don't let that mechanical contraption throw you off track! Stay the course and you will reach your destination! Sparkland is rooting for you!

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    1283 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/5/2017 9:18:16 AM
    go with the nsv's vs the scale ones
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    1283 days ago
    Good for you, Susan. That scale can lie, too. There are a lot of other ways to track your progress than the scale. Look for those non-scale victories - like looser fitting clothing, less bloating, clearer skin, etc.

    We can do this! We do the footwork and leave the results to God!
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    1284 days ago
    I think we have all done what you have. Try to have a better day.
    1284 days ago
    Love Joyce Meyer. You are putting the right food for thought on your brain!
    1284 days ago
    That's a darling dog. Looks like mine. They love us no matter what the scale says.;! Put it away for a few days! thanks
    1284 days ago
  • LIZZ
    throw the scale out. Walk farther. Lift more. Get out in the fresh air. You are lapping everyone on the couch. Muscle weighs more than fat.
    1284 days ago
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