Healthy Living Quotes Reflection Travel Weigh-In

I’m Glad I Did It

You all know I was nervous about stepping on the scale last night after flying and increased sodium intake, but I’m glad I did. The scale showed a loss of 4.8 pounds which brings my total over 107 pounds, and I’m pretty excited about it.

I knew it was important to step on the scale yesterday, and every comment I received confirmed what I already knew.

SeattleRunnerGirl shared sound wisdom when she said “Kenz, I think it’s a GREAT decision to weigh-in today. This journey isn’t about what your weigh-in shows this week. It’s not about what any ONE weigh-in shows on ANY week. It’s about what you do day-in and day-out for a lifetime. So today’s number on the scale? Simply feedback about what your body is going through right now. Different schedule, different food, different workouts than usual. Flying. Sitting in an airport for 9 hours. Sleep patterns. They all affect your individual weigh-ins, but NOT your overall pattern of weight loss over time. So good for you.”

One of the hardest parts of this journey is learning that the scale does not define me. Sure, it helps me maintain focus and keeps me accountable, but there is no denying how far I’ve come. I am healthier than I’ve ever been today, and that would have been true even if I had experienced a five pound gain. (Remind me of that when I need to remember it later, okay?)

I’m proud of the work I’ve been doing, but it’s time to step it up. And I’m going to join Deb’s Freedom Challenge to share my goals with other like-minded people! If you’re interested just click here for details.

Thanks to each of you for being supportive every time I need it. I’m a lucky girl.

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10 Comments

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    Miki
    June 25, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Yay on the great weight loss. I agree, it's not about the little fluctuations over time, that's bound to happen, bodies are funny like that. It's about how far we go long term. And what matters is that you are the healthiest you've ever been (and be sure that we'll remind you of that if you need it). So again I say, yay you!

    By the way, are you going to see Eclipse Tuesday night? I've got my ticket and can't wait! Though I think I'm going to have to wiggle my work out schedule around so it doesn't suffer.

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    Sara @One Foot In Front of the Other
    June 25, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    That is awesome! Weigh-in's usually aren't as bad as we think they will be and the fact that you lost 4.8 pounds is amazing.

    I love when people come in and strip down to nothing to weigh in. Last week at my WW class, one lady got down to a sports bra! Now I know a t-shirt doesn't weigh THAT much! It's a marathon, not a sprint.

    Anyway, you're always an inspiration. Congrats!

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    SeattleRunnerGirl
    June 25, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Kenz, what an AWESOME loss! Congratulations! And you know what? Even if you'd have posted a small gain or a maintain, I would still be congratulating you – for not letting the scale scare you or dictate who you are. I have a great affirmation (I think it came from one of Martha Beck's books): "My weight is not who I am. It does not dictate my self-worth. It is simply a number that gives me important feedback about what my body is going through at the moment."

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    Tammy
    June 25, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Fantastic! I am so thrilled! It was a good night for you, and you proved that vacation does not have to throw your program off track! Congrats!

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    Sean Anderson
    June 25, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    I'm so happy for you!!! Seattle Runner Girl is absolutely right on target—Seriously, The changes you've made and continue to make are the kind that will keep the weight gone forever. This isn't a temporary fix—this is the real deal…

    Wish I was where you are right now—Because I feel a celebratory hug coming on—I guess I'll settle for a cyber hug (((((Kenz)))))) xxxxxxx OK, and a few of those too… 😉

    Awesome, beautiful woman,

    Sean

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    ChristineKingery
    June 25, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    107 pounds?! Man, that would be a positive DREAM for me! My goal is 100 pounds lost but 107 would be…perfect. Congrats to you!! You deserve every single one of those pounds lost.

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    Drazil
    June 25, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Duuuudde – holy shitballs. That's awesome!

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    ♥ Kenz ♥
    June 25, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Miki – I am seeing it Tuesday night. Yes! Where are you seeing it?

    Seattle, you're my new hero. Just saying.

    And Sean, yeah…me too..all of that!

    Christine, you can turn that dream into a goal and do it. It is an incredible feeling! 🙂

    And Draz? Well…you just crack me up..

    Thank you Tammy…you're always so positive and awesome..:)

    Sara, I weigh in wearing the same outfit every week so I can't really talk much. 😉

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    creatingsarah
    June 27, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    That's awesome, girl! And I definitely love your outlook. I'm slowly getting used to that idea as well. It should be more about how we feel than what the scale says. You're so inspirational! ♥

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    Genie @ Diet of 51
    June 28, 2010 at 1:10 am

    Congrats first on facing the scale when you didn't want to, and second for the great result! That's true progress that you can step away from your normal routine and still lose weight. Shows how ingrained your program has become.

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