The Crazy Suburban Mom: If you focus on the scale you miss the other gifts!

Monday, October 24, 2011

If you focus on the scale you miss the other gifts!

Each week on Nutrisystem I learn a valuable lesson.  You might think this week's lesson is on patience because I'm so close to another Nutribear I can see him coming out of that next box of food but nope, still a pound away!

The lesson was about missing the gifts that are already there when you're focused on something else.

This last week I was on and off the scale like I used to be in and out of the fridge on a boring day but it didn't budge, not an ounce.   Normally, I don't care about things like that.  I take the ups and downs well and plateaus get a big Phheeeeft! because those things are normal.  And long plateau happens to me sometimes, my body needs time. 

Maybe it's the years of playing the scales, up and down, up and down, up, up, and up - I don't know - but I've had some long periods of not budging.

But this week with the Nutribear dangling before me - Oh! I really wanted to get to 20 pounds down.  To say I was preoccupied is putting it mildly.

The funny thing happened when I decided to order some pants; being down to about one pair of jeans and a pair of capris that fit.  I placed an order, not thinking  I ordered my old size -  2X. (Tall, cause I'm tall).

  I don't know what I was thinking but I know I've had a general feeling of 'fatness' over not reaching twenty pounds....

So I get them and wow! I immediately gained an appreciation about my nineteen pound loss because I was swimming in my old size.  Suddenly not getting to twenty meant nothing and I was thrilled with how far I'd come.  

 I reordered the pants in a 1X and an XL and who knew?  The XL fit!

As much as I love my Nutribears ... this moment might have been a schooch better.  A smaller butt is pretty fab.  And I learned a lesson.

If I'm only focusing on one way to measure success I'm missing all the rest!

Check out Nutrisystem, they have some great specials going on and take a look through the website if you haven't, the forums are fab and their Facebook page is terrific you don't have to be a member to ask questions!

And as an aside, a tiara for the maple brown sugar oatmeal on this frosty morning!

Ventura and I walked this morning at about .... maybe 5:07 and it was breath-freezing cold and after our walk it was WONDERFUL! 

If you want to lost weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem click HERE! or call 1-888-853-4689

*This post was sponsored  by Nutrisystem who is providing me with the food and program materials in exchange for blogging*


Kim Moldofsky 10/24/11, 7:43 AM  

I just started Weight Watchers and yes, I'm watching my weight carefully and getting a it obsessive about getting on the scale to see the latest number. This is a good reminder to celebrate the other victories--and being down 2 sizes is quite a victory. Way to go!

The Crazy Suburban Mom 10/24/11, 7:46 AM  

Kim, Isn't that the truth? You get so focused that you forget the scale is only one measure... Tracy

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