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Saturday, June 20, 2009

OK, when I started on Spark, I decided that I would only post my weight as it decreased....so there would be days and days where I would not change it. But on those days when the scale was my friend, I jumped at the opportunity to post the lower number! And for awhile that worked....but then health issues caused me to work out less, or at a lesser intensity, and the numbers on the scale started rising.....yet on Spark, the number miraculously remained the same.

But it is time for a change, time to be honest with myself and with my friends here. No, I am not still at 159+ pounds, this morning I stepped on the scale and was actually HAPPY to see it read 165.....as it had been as high as 175, practically the weight that I was when I started. Though I see 165 as a form of failure, I've decided to "speak the truth" and be honest with myself. Yes, I did put on weight, no, I am not happy about it, but I no longer want to hide behind the erroneous 159 number......I vow to update at least weekly, whether high or low, it will be the truth!

Will this help my resolve? I do not know. But I do know that if I am honest with myself, and admit my short comings, I will be more patient with others who are fighting the same battle, and not feel like such a hypocrit!
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    You are truly an Inspiration and a great motivator to getting back on track.
    4393 days ago
    You are amazing...Do you know that? I so admire you.
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    4410 days ago
    Hi, I just dropped by your page to say Hi, it seems that I hadn't 'seen' much of you lately. I saw your 6/20 blog and stopped to read it. I totally understand about the honesty thing. In the past I would have done what you did and try to hide from the truth. But honest is the best policy (to use an old saying) and being honest with yourself is so cleansing. When I re-joined Spark this year and made the commitment to lose weight while my grandson is in Iraq I also made a commitment to myself to be totally honest about what I was eating, how much I was working out and how much I weighed.
    emoticon on your new commitment. THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE - I don't know who the quote is from, but it's my motto. Luv'ya
    4413 days ago
    I admit I use to do that too and then get frustrated when I lost a few pounds I couldn't move my ticker because it still read less than I really was. SOOO I had to start moving it EVERYTIME!
    I don't feel like I am a failure anymore when I have to move it back. I know I just have to work harder or just WORK. In order for me to be successful I have to be honest on ALL levels of my weight loss journey. emoticon Here's to a new start! Good luck!
    HUGS, Kathy
    4417 days ago
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    You are so right. I've ignored the weight loss ticker on MY page because I've gained back 5 of the lbs I had lost. Guess it's time for an adjustment on my page as well. Here's to starting over.
    4424 days ago
    I agree, honesty is always best, for all of us.
    4424 days ago
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