Changing More than the Scale

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Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 15:15
Whenever I lose weight - in the past and present I transform into my mental image of a superhero. Ok, not superhero but realistically, I become stronger emotionally because I know for the time being I am winning the battle over food.

I am in control. And I find myself, for whatever reason (( and this is one of my quests for knowledge on this latest and hopefully LAST journey )) I stop taking crap from people.

Maybe it's the equation of 'less crap intake, (junk food) equals less crap period.' My self esteem grows and I stop being the doormat.

So I'm curious. Any like minded people here? Would you share an example of something you've done (or not done) since embarking on your weight loss journey? Something where you felt stronger to face day to day situations?

Or am I the only person who let my self worth be defined by my weight ~ and the higher it went, the less I felt I was worth...?

I'm not losing WEIGHT. I'm converting FAT to MUSCLE to be healthier.

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Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 15:32
I feel like I have let myself be defined by my weight. It's like it rules my everyday life. Just a burden in the back of my mind all the time. I'm not sure if self-consciousness would be what you mean by defined by your weight. But self-conscious I am. As to your last statement "Or am I the only person who let my self worth be defined by my weight ~ and the higher it went, the less I felt I was worth...?" Alone you are not. Which brings me to congratulating you on embarking on this journey. Together we can do it. Helping each other out and motivating and pushing each other past our limits. I want to go to a state where my weight will not be an issue to me anymore. I hope everyone in time can do so as well.

-Your success is a direct reflection of your efforts-
-7 days without exercise makes one weak-
-Always think positive, not negative-
-The only one stopping you, is you-
Liz Chaffin

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Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 16:57
It is a good day when the food does not overwhelm us. Positive thoughts are just that positive! Went to the rec center and worked out this afternoon. So glad I did.
Taking it one day at a time

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Posted: 30 Oct 2012, 07:27
I feel that way FullaBella! I guess it is because when I get in control of what I am eating I realize that am not taking crap from myself. This in turn made me realize that the person I take the most crap from is me!!!! And if I can be strong enough not to take crap from myself, then I am strong enough not to take it from others. Not that I become a bitch, but I find myself stronger in my beliefs and convictions. The ablity to say NO or NO THANK YOU or THAT SOUNDS LOVELY BUT I'D RAHTER NOT becomes stronger as I become stronger in my conviction that this time it will all come together and lead to complete success!!!!!

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Posted: 30 Oct 2012, 10:33
For me it's the exercise that makes me feel like a stronger person. It's like if I can do a really tough workout, why can't I be tough for myself in my life too? I always feel so much better about myself when I'm working out consistently.
I've also had those days where a candy bar is sitting in the candy dish by my desk and I resist it all day and eat something healthy instead. After that I usually feel more empowered, even though it was a small victory for the day, I won.
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