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ANI2014 Posts: 46
8/5/14 7:41 P

I am sure glad you all replied to this post today I am having a hard day and trying to remember all the reasons I should not go hide under the covers.


"A goal without a plan is just a wish" - Shaq

"There is no pain that you are alone in suffering" - unknown
AZRIDERS Posts: 215
8/5/14 1:40 P

Great way of looking at it. I think I am finally coming around to your way of thinking too. YEAH for us!

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8/5/14 12:56 P

I like the saying you posted. It is so very true. I read that, and it kind of helps me stay motivated. Thanks for the posting.

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8/5/14 12:51 P

That's so true. It's not always as simple as calories in versus calories out. It's about being healthy. It's about changing your lifestyle so that maintaining a new weight isn't that hard. The way I see it, it took me a long time to put on all of this weight and it is going to take me a long time to take it off. :) Good luck on your journey.

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ANI2014 Posts: 46
8/3/14 2:21 P

Congratulations on maintaining!

"A goal without a plan is just a wish" - Shaq

"There is no pain that you are alone in suffering" - unknown
MISSRUTH Posts: 4,088
8/3/14 6:44 A

I think I get what you're saying... and I was that way, too. I finally got to the point where I started to "trust the process". Because I was so sick and tired of the yo-yo dieting, and the oddball, restrictive-type diets, and being fat, that there just was no "giving up" for me. I was going to stick with it no matter what, and trust that over time I'd lose the weight. Even if, on paper, I *should have* lost a pound but only lost 1/10th of a pound. I was going to keep going anyway. Because it really isn't as simple as calories in/ calories out. There are a lot of variables in there. And you know what? It worked. Over time, I lost the weight and have kept it off over 2 years.

Ruth in Cookeville, TN Central Time Zone

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think - Christopher Robin to Pooh
ANI2014 Posts: 46
8/2/14 1:46 P

I hope I can express this properly.

My whole life I have struggled with an all or nothing attitude and used the simple calories in vs out to gage what I believed my success or failure "should be". If the math didn't work out onthe scale I was frustrated and defeated. If I burned 3500 a week and didn't see that one pound off I would blame myself and feel like I was doing something wrong so what is the point if it isn't going to work? Sound familiar?

I am working now on coming to terms with the fact that it isn't that simple. Who knows what our bodies are doing most of the time? As long as I am eating healthy and working out I know the scale will show a difference In a general downward motion not a math calculation.

Sometimes I lose less sometimes more. Our bodies are complex systems of hormones, water, chemicals, everything has an impact and I am okay with that.

"A goal without a plan is just a wish" - Shaq

"There is no pain that you are alone in suffering" - unknown
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