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MS_SWEETTOOTH SparkPoints: (86)
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6/18/13 4:14 P

Thank you everyone so much for your wonderful and motivating replies! Deep down I knew that what someone here said is true, that "you only fail if you quit", but you sometimes seem to need someone to tell you what you already know. Yesterday was my weigh-in-day, and I had lost nothing. Today, I'm down a pound. That just shows that things are moving, and that the body simply has its ups and downs. If we continue we'll get there!

TALISE11 SparkPoints: (1,517)
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6/18/13 2:36 P

That is an excellent way to think about it. I'll have to try to remember that.

ITALIABELLA1 SparkPoints: (7,679)
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6/18/13 2:32 P

Yup! I have had several weeks where I've stayed the same or even gained some. Usually in the following few weeks I catch back up. I just keep reminding myself that I'm not in it for weight loss every week, I'm trying to make this a life-long habit!

TALISE11 SparkPoints: (1,517)
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6/18/13 12:28 P

That's a good idea. I 'll do the same.

RMASON111 SparkPoints: (3,393)
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6/18/13 12:21 P

I feel the same way. I haven't lost any weight since ending my second week. but I plan on checking my measurements to see if that has moved any.

TALISE11 SparkPoints: (1,517)
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6/18/13 10:05 A

Thanks for the encouragement. I will try. I love the image. That is exactly what the effort to lose weight feels like. :-).

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6/18/13 12:52 A


TALISE11 SparkPoints: (1,517)
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6/18/13 12:23 A

I had the same experience. I've been on many diets over the years and I usually lose 15 lbs b/f I hit a plateau. I was shocked that this time around in my 2nd week weigh in I hadn't lost any weight. It was very discouraging. I had to tell myself what I saw on one of the spark blogs, you only fail if you quit. I'm in week 3 now & I'm hoping I'll get a better result when I weigh in at the end of this week. Talise 11

MEGAPEEJ Posts: 732
6/17/13 4:39 P

I think we ALL have the same experience! Weight loss isn't a linear experience, and you'll be hard pressed to find a single person whose graph only trends downwards (unless they're only weighing once a month or something).

Water retention from exercising, hormones, sodium, food that is still digesting, drinking water right before weighing in can all affect your weight, and it doesn't mean that you did anything "wrong" - it just means our bodies aren't a static being and have a million little things affecting it through out the day or week. Do you track other measurements? You may find that even when the scale isn't cooperating, you may be losing inches.

Keep on with it - don't let the scale dishearten you!

Do something everyday that your future self will thank you for.
MS_SWEETTOOTH SparkPoints: (86)
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6/17/13 2:28 P

I started at 194,4. I was so happy that I went down to 190.4 after the first week. I did exactly the same thing the second week, but weighed in at precisely 190.4 again. Does anyone have the same experience, or does anyone know what causes this?

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