Took the plunge

Sunday, February 03, 2008

So I changed my ticker to reflect the new amounts according to my new scale. I tell you, that was hard to do. Although I know, intellectually, that I've lost the same amount of weight as when I was using the old scale, seeing the numbers 5 pounds higher is sure demoralizing! I now have more weight to lose too!

Oh well, it actually doesn't change anything does it? I still have the same fitness and nutrition goals, my life has not changed because the numbers have!

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  • CECE0330
    Good for you for sticking to the new scale-despite the higher number! You're a step ahead of me. I know I need to make the leap from my crusty old scale to a new-fangled digital one cuz then I can see the oz lost, but darned if i want to take a chance of my 197 turning into 197.9 on a new scale........And I admit, sometimes I can convince myself that the little wavering hand is hovering more towards the lower lb than the higher....LOL

    That darn number can be sooooo uplifting at times, then as you said, so demoralizing at others. Honestly, I don't think even my credit card balance or bank account balance stresses me out as much as the number reflecting my weight does.
    4682 days ago
    I know what you mean about how those numbers affect your perceptions of your achievement. But think of it this way - your starting weight was higher than you realized. You have not lost any fewer pounds, so your success is the same, and you earned it. Focus on what you achieved, not on the numbers themselves. Keep up the great work!
    4682 days ago
    Exactly...you're defined by what you do and not by some numbers! Keep up the good work and you will see those "extra" 5 lbs gone before you know it!! :D
    4683 days ago
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