Loved your article! My DH suffers from both Road and Diet Rage, but he honestly has a sense of humor, believe it or not. I read your article to him. His response? "Walk to work and to fix both issues!" Ha! LOL! The analogy to "Crash Diet" is one that will surely stick with me. I've never put it together is just that way, but it is so true! Thanks for a great article and plenty to think and act upon in my journey.
I think my frustration comes down to I am visually smaller, but toning has made my only goal impossible it seems...I wanted to fit clothes I have not been rid of. The scale goes down, things are visually tightening, but toning is discouraging. I do Tapout XT at least 5 of the 6 days, I set my meal plan at 5 days to make up for the Saturdays that usually fizzles. I even repeat a week on the chart if I feel I have not preformed at my expectations. So I do not put an exact date of destination arrival, I do my best, and execute things to make up for my short comings, and it isn't enough
4/26/2013 8:28:36 AM
Yes, I want to throw the scales into the next century. I feel I am eating well but if I don't exercise constantly, WHAM, I gain 5 lbs back. It's very frustrating.
Don't just use a scale to measure your progress!!! Knowing your measurements and body fat % can help a lot. Example: I can stand on the scale one day and be like :'( then check my waist measurement and be like :D!!!!!!
Funny - this philosophy was my 2013 resolution!!! I had a dear friend to tell me to NOT lower my standards, but to make the walls holding them up a little more flexible. Same idea, different visual imagery. Thanks so much!!
12/22/2012 7:46:53 AM
This is exactly what I needed this morning, because I'm still struggling with the whole "ignore the scale" thing.
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkTeams, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.