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POETICA7 SparkPoints: (9,026)
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1/26/13 11:57 A

Yes, I surely agree with everything you say. I know I don't lose half a pound in 24 pounds, but I was just happy that after daily fluctuations, this was the scale's way of talking to me. I could easily be up tomorrow, but for now I'm just enjoying the progress that is occurring. I am almost 4 pounds down in (almost) two weeks.

I will definitely be watching on a weekly/monthly basis. That's more accurate, I realize. Also, my clothes don't feel so tight, yes, even after a few pounds.

YOJULEZ SparkPoints: (15,605)
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1/26/13 11:28 A

Good work on making good choices at a restaurant, that's always really hard to do. But, I'm sorry to rain on your parade a little bit, but weight loss doesn't really occur overnight like that. Your body doesn't lose a half pound of fat in 12 hours. Overeating is overeating, no matter what you're eating, although eating 1500 calories one day is not going to cause you to gain weight or even hinder your weight loss. I actually ate 1500-1600 to lose my last 15lbs before I hit goal weight, and I don't even exercise.

I'm sure you've read here before that weight has it's ebbs and flows, and it's more important to look at the big picture... where you stand after, say, a month, versus daily. It's helpful to weigh in every day (for some people anyway), but really the big picture is what matters.

MARJA40 Posts: 8
1/26/13 11:11 A

Great job at choosing the right foods! I always have a hard time when I go out to eat. emoticon

LARKSONGRUTH Posts: 1,246
1/26/13 11:06 A

Congratulatons! I have also found that choosing the right foods really helps. Another hint is that vegetarian pizza is delicious and cuts way back on fats and calories when you are eating pizza. You can eat more and still come out ahead.

POETICA7 SparkPoints: (9,026)
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1/26/13 11:03 A

Yesterday I ate lunch at an Asian grill, and had a huge bowl of vegetables with a small amount of some sauces, plus a hard boiled egg, a large flatbread round, and pork, all grilled, then served with brown rice. I just KNEW I had overeaten. I fixed a large salad for dinner, with almonds, dried cranberries, and Feta cheese crumbles with FF dressing. I thought to myself, Well, you've gone and done it now, even though I knew those were all good foods. I came in at 1500 calories (my range is 1200-1550), and I had a hard time tracking everything.

Surprise of all surprises...this morning the scale smiled at me. DOWN .6. I couldn't be happier. I guess when you eat the RIGHT FOODS, loss will occur. I am a happy camper today.

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