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The Scale Isn't My Friend

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

I know we all have this problem. I have seen a lot of posts about the scales. I have basically burned May, going up and down, but not getting where I thought I would be. And like I always say, you know the traditional fate of the messenger...

But still - if the scale is to be a number only, and not the only indicator of all progress, then we have to be willing to look for progress everywhere - not just at the &*%$ scale.

So, while I have measurements I can look at, I am trying for something more. I am looking at how I am interacting with food: I am more relaxed about it. And generally, I am using food less to manage my stress. All good things.

I am taking the small victories. I have had big victories before, that didn't last. I want the win that will stay.

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  • REESEK65
    I quit the 5% challenges because I don't like weekly weight checks. Every 3 months at the Doc's office is good enough for me. I know I am doing it right cause my body is so much stronger, I need smaller clothes, and I have so much energy! You have the right attitude and no number should define how you feel. emoticon
    1778 days ago
  • AMYJO1967
    Possibly one of the most personal NSV's I've ever seen anyone have the courage and insight to share! You inspire me!
    1778 days ago
    I think you are definitely on the right track!
    (The scales don't have the inside scoop)...
    1778 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Oy that scale! I look for NSVs where I can. We will win this war!
    1778 days ago
    That's right! What is your energy level? How are your clothes fitting? The fact that you feel more relaxed w/food and aren't using it to manage emotions is HUGE, honestly!
    1778 days ago
  • PISCES24
    Great Job and the non-scale victories. You will look back at this someday when you get old and say, I did a good thing for myself by being healthy! :)
    1778 days ago
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