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STRANGER70127 Posts: 407
5/13/13 1:06 P

Believe in a God who can do anything! emoticon

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5/10/13 10:50 A

DRAVEN, I lost 70 pounds by only weighing myself on the first day of the month. That way, I ALWAYS showed a loss - even toward the end, when I had under 10 lbs. to lose. It takes away all the negative feelings of anxiety that used to plague me with more frequent weigh-ins. And it also kept me more accountable. I've kept that weight off for 2+ years now using the same method.

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5/10/13 10:45 A

Totally agree with Julie and believe me, I truly feel your pain! I will lose a pound and then fluctuate up and down with 3ish pounds for a month. I work out every day for at least 30 to 60 minutes, doing intense cardio and strength training, and nothing happens. Frustrating isn't even the word for it. I just keep telling myself that I am getting healthier and I've been able to up my weight in the strength training, and my clothes are fitting better (some I've already had to put aside because they fall off). I am a scale person and a number person and it kills me everytime I get on the scale and don't see a positive change but I have simply refused to give up and I know that I'm becoming a healthier person through my efforts and I know that I'm doing the best that I can and that has to be enough. Lots of luck to will happen!

JGIRL5799 Posts: 561
5/10/13 10:36 A

Floating between 5lbs for over 8months myself, I had to think of non scale victories... That didn't put a pressure on the scale so much.. We are sooo caught up on loosing now, 2lbs a week or more just to be successful people forget the smaller things in life...

1. you are becoming healthy.. As your diseased body starts getting the nutrients it needs from good eating, your organs, veins, your body is healing... Good things= a good healthy body which in return heals your damaged insides... just think with every good thing you put in your mouth, it will make your organs work on how they should.. better bowels, better circulation, better hair, skin, ect.

2. Non scale victories... when you work out can you lift more, have more strength, can you run or walk faster, go further, do your rings / clothes fit nicer, more compliments even when you don't feel it, Do you even notice the smaller things like even tying your shoes or putting on socks, you tummy isn't in the way as it used to be, bending further, stretching more

3. How do you talk to yourself ? We are our worst enemies and we are more critical of ourselves than others... how you talk to your self and send self messages is just as important as how we talk to others.. Are you being nice to yourself, tell yourself one good thing each day about yourself, My eyes look more shiner, I got up on time without my alarm, I can do this, I am worth something.. Give yourself something to be happy about.

4. Check your moods and attitudes at the door. Don't allow negativity run your day and everything starts with a thought... thoughts turn into things and action.

Good luck!!!! Hope this helps a bit

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5/10/13 10:26 A


RENATA144 SparkPoints: (207,563)
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5/10/13 10:25 A


RENATA144 SparkPoints: (207,563)
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5/10/13 10:25 A

I Declare myself happy

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5/10/13 9:22 A

Try starting with little things. For instance, when I first started trying to lose weight I did not concentrate on losing weight I concentrated on not gaining weight. Pick one area and really focus on staying on track in that area (eating right amount of calories, cutting back in little ways, exercising daily, etc.).

You could also make a gratitude journal focusing on the weight loss journey. They do this in AA and when I get depressed about an area of my life I do one for a while until I get my positivity back up. Here is how you do it: Every evening write down a number of things you are grateful for in relation to the journey. Pick a number and write down the same amount every day. Does not have to be big things, concentrate on the small victories. One item could be : I am grateful I did not put extra cheese on my taco, or whatever. The point of the exercise is to look at the positive in all situations.

PATTYGRAN Posts: 411
5/10/13 9:20 A

I feel your pain. Been there! I try to remember all the other benifits of eating right and exercising. I feel better, get around better, have more energy and am helping myself to live rather than exist. I also try to take time daily to think of all the positive in my life.
You also might try to change up your exercise or eating plan. I have been sluggish and the pounds stubborn lately so I've started boxing. It's something I've always wanted to try and it's a blast. Is there something you'd like to try? Go for it!
As for eating, I try new things a lot any more. I just recently made a pizza and the crust was cauliflower. It turned out great.
Good luck and stay positive, you can do this.

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5/10/13 9:04 A

I was wondering if anyone had any type of suggestions on keeping positive when the scale doesn't move or moves in the wrong direction after all the effort you put in towards trying to lose the pounds. It seems that i keep taking one step foreward and 6 steps back every week and it doesn't help me be positive.....even the measuring seems to fluctuate like an extreme yo-yo. I wish i could get it to stabalize but i know i need to keep positive about things. plx help if you can

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