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Scale confessions

Thursday, March 02, 2017

I have to confess. I have not had the courage to get on the scale, since my beloved sister and best friend died.

I had taken a "Spark Break" for 4 1/2 months last year and gained 3 1/2 pounds. So on January 1st I jumped back in with excitement. emoticon

Jules was cheering me on as I walked (or danced) around her bedroom (or hospital room). She said it made her happy. I had cleaned up my eating, so I was back on the program and putting in longer, harder workouts (1 1/2 - 2 hours: 4 - 5 miles a day).

I hopped on the scale that first week with anticipation. I GAINED a pound! So I worked harder the next week. I gained another pound! I took measurements, to see if I had lost inches - no change. I gained 10 pounds in January! emoticon

Then, when she died, I couldn't face the disappointment of the scale, too. I just ignored that horrible monster. For the entire month of February I kept it in the closet.

This morning I girded my loins, pulled that thing out and bravely stepped up. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that I was back to my January 1 weight! emoticon

Celebrating 18 pounds lost in nearly a year. emoticon I'm up to 6 - 7 1/2 miles a day, now. The fight goes on. emoticon
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    You are such a kind and wonderful person. Thank you for your continuous support. So sorry for your loss. You are strong you've got this. Keep pushing, keep fighting. You are amazing sweet person inside and out. emoticon emoticon
    1474 days ago
    Sorry for your loss :(
    1528 days ago
  • JOAND1911
    Great job on keeping motivated. I'm sure you sister would be proud of your progress👍😀 #yougotthis
    1528 days ago
  • COOP9002
    May you sense the peace and love of your family and the Almighty during this time.
    1528 days ago
  • CH64412010
    Losing a loved one is sooooo hard. You can do this! *hugs*
    1528 days ago
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