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Don´t let the scale put you down

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Yesterday I wrote a blog on how the scale did not go down for me. It honestly put me down because I know I have been doing so much in my healthy life style to make this work.

I thank all my beautiful sp friends that are always there for me. It means more than anything!!
I did my exercise this morning, had my shower, pampered myself with my lotions and fixed myself. I have kept busy all day. I am PROUD that I did not go under and get depressed. I want to continue this beautiful journey and be happy from all that I have accomplished. It is so good to be doing something about taking care of me. I went to my sisters house and she asked me how I was doing with my diet. I told her GREAT!! I do not like to open up to her because she has no idea of what I am going through. She does not dedicate herself to doing exercise. I told her I had to go home so that I could do my exercise and she said Maria you could miss one day. Right there with that response I could see that she does not give me any positive strength that I need. I looked her straight in the eyes and said Ana I AM GOING TO TAKE CARE OF MY HEALTH! I am going to do my exercise!! It is sad that you would think that family would be the ones to help us on things that mean so much to us. My SP friends are more than family to me!! Our sp friends know exactly what positive words to tell us when we need some strength.

We have to be beside positive friends to help us push and have our goals made!

Have a great day.

Thank you my BEST SP FRIENDS for always giving me the positive words of strength! emoticon
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  • BUCKLES30
    Thank you, this post gave me inspiration that I needed today. I have been getting frustrated with my scale as well. But I know that I have been doing my exercises and watching my measurements when I prepare my meals. I noticed today that my clothes are looser than before. I too have battles with my family and some of my friends but the wonderful people her at Spark are awesome and keep us motivated and positive attitudes.
    1873 days ago
  • CARRIECRICKETTE
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    Good for you. I am so pleased you stood up for your self. Stay dedicated to yourself and don't let anyone sway you from your goal. I am a push over and can get distracted and lazy. I am 70 years old and have battled the bulge my entire life. Now with a sedentary life I know I need to get up and get moving. But do not get discouraged. 10 years ago I weighed 150 lbs. today I weigh 175. It took me 10 yeas to gain 25 lbs. So I know it is not going to come off overnight. This is a battle we will share together. But I know with people like you I will find the encouragement we need too. So hang in little sister and know we are blessed to have a system like SparkPeople to guide and help us.

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  • SRWYLIE
    My dear Maria, I'm so sorry that I missed this blog when you first wrote it. I am with you 100% - we can't ever let our health take second place. We have to take care of ourselves first. Only then can we care for others.

    I'm so happy that you have the right frame of mind, and that you are focused on your health and well-being. You are awesome, my friend, and I love you for all you are and all you can be.

    Keep being amazing, and know that you have many friends who are supporting you today and always!
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  • PAULLETS
    This is an important post for me today--I have the bad habit of letting that pesky scale throw me off track. Not this time! Thank you for sharing this--it was just what I needed! And good for you for not letting your sis undermine your resolve. emoticon
    1875 days ago
  • HEALTHYANDFIT27
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    Don't give up! Love your response to your sister! You have strength and courage!
    1875 days ago
  • SPHILLIPS08
    The Scale is not going down for me either but my clothes are getting loser. My husband is not any help either he buys foods that are completely unhealthy. My Daughter tries but he is sabataoging her also
    1875 days ago
  • DIANNEMT
    Good for you! She is likely worried that your changes will make her feel like she should change--and she doesn't want to. The scale is UP for me--but I am feeling good and fit so I will just stay firm on my journey!
    1876 days ago
  • FILOMENA12
    Good for you! Standing up for your new outlook on your life and health.
    1877 days ago
  • TASC72
    Good for you!
    Stick with your plan and exercise, the scale will eventually move.

    I fought a month with mine, then one day 5lbs was gone, just like that.
    I've read a blog post here on SP about a 3 YEAR plateau! She didn't
    give up and did eventually lose more weight.

    You can do this!
    1878 days ago
  • REBIRTH60
    The scale isn't moving for me either. But...I'm blasting through my workouts, I have tons of energy, I sleep like a baby, and my clothes are looser. Stay the course...you should be proud and pumped that you are pushing through! I'm impressed!
    1878 days ago
  • HMBROWN1
    Sounds like a healthy, positive attitude! Stay strong and determined!
    1878 days ago
  • SPICY23
    I wrote a blog entry about the scale contradicting my concerted efforts like this today too. Maybe it is just the season. Maybe the scale will catch up with us both next week. Go plan!

    I am sorry your sister is unable to support you. The best response is to rock your plan, achieve your goals and smile mysteriously when she asks you how you did it.

    Keep up the great work!

    Peace and Care
    1878 days ago
  • ALDAHBRA
    My biggest struggle at the moment is against my family too.
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  • KIMLADYBUG
    Fantastic Job!! Keep it up!!! WOOO HOOO!!! emoticon

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  • no profile photo CD16296622
    That is amazing!!! Way to go girl! Good job!
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  • RUSTIEGURL
    Good for you. those don't have the struggle do not really understand. Keep up the good work. emoticon
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  • RODRIGUEZ41508
    Way to go!!!! STAY STRONG emoticon and be TRUE TO YOURSELF. You've got this!!! Don't let anyone put you or hold you down in your journey to getting healthy. Stay Positive and Strong! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • CSMOLKO0
    I have been stuck in the same 10 lb area with the scale but I have gone from a 34 to 24 pant so I keep reminding myself that muscle weighs more than fat but ya it still gets me down a little but I am hoping that the scale will start going down soon
    1878 days ago
  • WHITEANGEL4
    Good for you
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  • AJB121299
    nice
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  • SISTERUBU
    Way to go!
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  • KNEWTON11
    I understand . Got on the scale and I didn't go down. My husband seems to make unhealthy dinners every time I said I'm really tracking . So now I just don't talk about my weight with him. He does not seem to support me. I have a goal to get in my capri's that I wore last year. I have been trying to exercise each day. The scale will move.
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  • ALSGIRL4
    I can totally relate. You should be very proud of yourself not to give in and say ya know what she is right. emoticon even when it gets hard than push harder!
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  • 1DAY-ATA-TIME
    Family will always be family. Just like the rest of the world, some will be supportive and others won't. They are our blood and our kin. Sometime we go through life with the expectations that they should be supportive and are disappointed when they aren't. Nevertheless, we love them and are there for them. I've accepted that fact. Now , I'm an example for them to follow.

    Keep up the good work and realize that irrespective of the support you receive from your sister, she still loves you. The best thing you can do is be kind and show her the path to better health and wellness.
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  • KRYSTAL7269
    Way to go!
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  • JUSTPEACHYGA
    I loved reading this post and your determination. Very proud of you! emoticon
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  • 911BRAD
    Proud of your dedication... you WILL make your dreams reality! Cheers~ Brad
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  • 2BDYNAMIC
    Congratulations on your popular blog and just know that there's always lots of people here on's parks that do care about your success and care about you!...... and for those people who try to undermine your hard work just smile to yourself inwardly and say well I'm on the inside track and you'll see..... You keep on trucking my dear you are doing great!... emoticon
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  • no profile photo GRAMPIAN
    You have the right attitude. emoticon
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  • SLIMHEALTHIERME
    It's unfortunate we have to deal with the saboteurs in our lives that we can't control. I feel for you because I feel alone in this as well except for my SparkFriends!
    You keep doing this and don't give up, no matter how hard they try to persuade you. You will be the victor and leave them in awe how great you look and how healthy you are!
    Have a great day! Stay blessed!
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  • SISSIE21
    Yes I can so relate, it is difficult for people who are not experiencing the same to really get it. It will take time for the people around you to understand that you are changing and once they see that this is it, they will be more supportive I am sure.
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  • KRISUA
    I feel the same today - I worry too much about my weight.
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  • CHICAM
    I agree family do care and that they do not deal in our journey! I know my sister cares for me allot! But sometimes she does not understand what I am going through!
    1879 days ago
  • JJMPLSMN
    It is hard for some people to want to see you succeed when they cannot. I hope your sister will exercise with you someday!! I am so proud of you, Maria!! Spark on.
    1879 days ago
  • CFOY31
    What I have experienced with a few are they would rather me stay the same when I start to change my eating there's a few who tried to make me feel guilty for not eating more or eating healthy because they don't want to there a little jealous .
    1879 days ago
  • no profile photo SHARRON16
    Families do care they just are not dealing with our journey. Hang in there. Stay positive!
    1879 days ago
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