Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Full-Scale Warfare

My pal CurvyFitGirl Kelly recently posted a link to one of my old posts that featured a video of me not being very satisfied with a weigh-in…

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Man, are things all relative or what?

Back then, I tipped the scale (before I ripped the scale) at 219, which is right in my goal-weight range (I observe a very wide range, thank you very much).

But there I am, wearing a pair of jeans I wouldn’t have been able to snap shut as a teenaged punk, smashing the holy hell out of an unsympathetic scale.

Here's the funny thing:  that dude with rage in his eyes, murder in his heart and a stylish “Life is Good” hoodie on his bod would currently give his left you-know-whaticle to be at that weight again.

I can answer that is-it-all-relative question with a resounding “Hell, yeah!”

My point? Well, I suppose it’s that it’s okay to be pissed off after stepping on the scale (Lord knows I am often enough), but it’s also important to realize that things could most definitely be worse.

And keeping them from getting worse is just as important as trying to make them better.




17 comments:

  1. A to the MEN to the last sentence.

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  2. Keeping them from getting worse is the key to maintenance isn't it now. And why maintenance is just as hard as weight loss.

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  3. And keeping them from getting worse is just as important as trying to make them better.

    Like the comments before me - THIS IS WHAT IS KEY - do not let it get to you & make you just quit! And as Helen says - maintenance can be harder than the weight loss for many! Keep at it Jack!!!!

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  4. I think the main thing we have to remember is to keep moving forwards. I would love to be at the weight I was only a few months ago, and I WILL be. Just got a little sidetracked over the summer.

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  5. So how many times have you repeated that scale warfare since the original video?

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  6. This makes me think I MUST record my own Smashing-The-Hell-Out-Of-My-Scale video.

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  7. People who achieve their goals aren't perfect, they are just persistent.

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  8. Others have said it...but this...

    And keeping them from getting worse is just as important as trying to make them better.


    is definitely it!

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  9. DAMN I needed this! It's hard to remember that I've come a long way from being the girl who had no problem sitting with a large pizza, (couple of) dozen wings and full pint of ice cream and polish them off in a sitting. (And now I'm hungry. Bah.)

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  10. We have a scale but it's only there to look at. It offers sad news only once in a while when jeans begin to feel a bit snug and we're in the mood for some rotten news.

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  11. I believe the daily contemplation does eventually lead to the right actions. The fulfillment of the dream begins with the belief that it can be. Unfortunately, most of us go through these viscious cycles, we just have to learn to truly appreciate the times when we are better than we were yesterday, and not worry so much about reaching some imaginary acme.

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  12. Man, if only scales could talk! Then I could write a book called, "Famous last words from every scale I've ever stepped on"

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  13. Well said Jack, I try to remind myself of that whenever I get down about the extra 10-15 lbs, it definitely could be worse. I think it's about learning to be ok with wherever we are but yet keep trying to push forward.

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  14. Hello! Are you an often online visitor or you are more into being offline?

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