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POLSKARENIA Posts: 6,917
11/22/12 1:23 P

Good for you! Keep it going... slowly is the best way!


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11/22/12 12:21 P

Ya in two years I've lost ten pounds. Granted it would have been 17 if I didn't get injured and gain seven pounds back. Still exercising but fighting through all the discouragement really sucks. PCOS just stinks.

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

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JILLIEWILLIE1 Posts: 1,560
11/22/12 12:12 P

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SNUGGLEBUG2 Posts: 2,903
11/22/12 12:11 P

Keep up the good work! Slow and steady wins the race! Good luck!

MARITIMER3 SparkPoints: (144,945)
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11/22/12 12:03 P

great attitude! Keep up the good work.

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JMARIES51 SparkPoints: (76,750)
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11/22/12 11:03 A

Slow and steady is the best way to go. Your body gets use to the whole process and you will see that over a whole year you will probably lose quite a bit of weight. emoticon emoticon

11/22/12 10:51 A

yep keep going, so you don't have to start over in three months! That's one thing that keeps me motivated to stay the course :)

SHIRA2325 Posts: 48
11/22/12 10:45 A

Keep at it!

PATRICIAANN46 Posts: 12,573
11/22/12 10:44 A

Good for YOU!!!!! You listed several non-scale victories so I would say that you are doing great!!!!! emoticon

PUNKADOO Posts: 141
11/22/12 10:41 A

You are measuring your progress in more ways than just the numbers on the scale, way to go!!

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11/22/12 10:40 A

You are doing great!

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11/22/12 10:25 A

That's great. You are trully an inspiration to me. I personally have been trying to stay away from the scale for awhile because I have been puttting too much stock in it. I am back walking daily, riding my exercise bike, and doing a few aerobic exercises. I am feeling emotionally better.I know that I will reach my goal one day. As the old saying goes "Slow and steady wins the race."

Never give up. Again, your message has inspired me. Thanks

SHIRDHI Posts: 11
11/22/12 10:19 A

I was there...for 5 weeks...broke sweat 4/5 times a week, but the scale wont budge .My blood work showed i was B12 and vit D deficient ..taking supplements and have cut down grains drastically from my diet(intend to bring them back in moderation for maintenance) and now the scale shows some downward change in proportion to changes i feel in my body..

CINDYS513 Posts: 8
11/22/12 10:06 A

What a great group of NSV's!!! (non-scale victories) -- Keep up the good work and thanks for the positive outlook and optimistic attitude!!! It's inspiring!

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11/22/12 9:58 A

good Luck keep up the good work. i'm kinda in the same spot as you are.

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11/22/12 9:54 A

just go on

NESSAGIRL67 SparkPoints: (46,057)
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11/22/12 9:54 A

Keep up the great job! Keep pushing!

GINA180847 SparkPoints: (155,300)
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11/22/12 9:53 A

The scale is only one of the ways to determine loss of fat. You have all the other indicators and the final on the scale too. That is amazing!

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11/22/12 9:48 A

Slow and steady is the best way to go to have your "new" lifestyle last.


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11/22/12 9:36 A


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STASCO24 Posts: 5
11/22/12 9:35 A

Keep pushing through, you are on the right track! You'll soon be amazed at how the weight will come off. emoticon

11/22/12 9:33 A

You ROCK!!! emoticon

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11/22/12 9:27 A

Just maintain your new healthy life style and the weight loss will take care of itself. The ultimate goal should be maintenance, and you are on your way and doing great!

11/22/12 8:50 A

You're doing great!!!


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11/22/12 8:48 A

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11/22/12 8:18 A

Keep up the good work!! emoticon

MOM195 Posts: 2,734
11/22/12 8:06 A

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon You are inspiring and so true. You can't give up if you don't lose pounds but if you are losing inches, building muscle and feeling great you are on the right track.
thank you for the motivation. Keep it up!

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11/22/12 7:52 A

I was inspired to read your post, i just started again after a period of being very sad after my father died. it meant i put on more than 12 pounds again over 6 month period. so the last 1½ month I've been at it again, thought i was getting nowhere because i did not loose any weight but to day this morning when standing on my scale i have lost 2 ponds since last week, so yes it will come just have patience. keep fighting it will come..

hugs Sonja

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11/22/12 7:31 A

Same thing is happening to me. I have lost about 12 in the last 6 months but I feel great and can do SOOOO much more than I could when I started, even so much more than I could last month. We just gotta keep on keeping on. :)

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11/22/12 7:21 A

Never, Never. Never Give are doing great.

Keep up the good work!!! emoticon emoticon

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11/22/12 7:15 A

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Good job!

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ILOVEROSES Posts: 22,985
11/22/12 6:50 A

Good for you! The pounds WILL drop off, just give it time. emoticon

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11/22/12 6:36 A

Keep at it- I went through the same thing periodically as I lost all the weight....

CHACHAOREO Posts: 36,536
11/22/12 6:13 A

YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!! You're heading in the right direction and the trip will be worth it!! Don't let the scale dictate your success. It's how you look and feel that count!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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11/22/12 5:49 A

Believe it or not..slow and steady is the best way to go .. It gives your skin time to adjust to the less fat .. and the time taken give you time to learn a new way of life ...
Keep up the good work you are doing so well
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ANNE821 Posts: 15
10/26/12 10:36 A

I feel exactly the same way, but today I did get that much needed reinforcement in the form of the number on the scale. But you are so right, no matter what the number just keep on the right path! Good luck!

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10/25/12 2:56 P

This was great to read, as my weight loss has been slowing down lately and has been discouraging. But your attitude is spot on! Congrats on living a healthier life and having the right attitude!

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10/25/12 1:30 P

The lbs arent coming off but Im still eating healthier. emoticon

taking baby steps,my goal is to lose slowly but surely 15lbs.
MAEBEA40 Posts: 252
10/25/12 9:26 A

I have the same problem @ my last weigh in I had gained a pound. Before I would have gave up but because of SP now I know it was because I haven't gotten all of my water in and now I can adjust that and hopefully then I will lose again.

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10/24/12 10:19 A

TRICHARDS19, though frustrating, I always tried to look at "no weight loss" as a victory. Another Sparkpeep put it something like this: When you're not losing (but doing everything right), consider it as a maintenance phase practice run.

Spark On!

Eliminate "I will try". Replace with "I will".
You are now ready to succeed.
Let's go.
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10/24/12 7:44 A

emoticon your doing GREAT : ) you are right I did not see anything big for almost 10 weeks :O it will happen emoticon

OZIETWIN Posts: 680
10/22/12 9:58 A

You're doing all the right things -and you are NOT defined by a number on a scale! Keep it up!

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10/21/12 4:14 P

Thanks for all your cheers. I LOST A POUND finally! Nice to break through that plateau after 4 weeks! And I ran a full 2 1/2 miles today at 5 mph - way faster than a couple of months ago - and I feel great!

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10/18/12 11:17 A

Good for you!

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10/18/12 7:54 A


SCARLETSINEMA SparkPoints: (2,021)
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10/18/12 12:17 A

yah thats great. You probably have gained muscle. With all your hard work, don't be afraid of a little help from some supplements. Works for me, in addition to diet and excercise, of course.

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10/18/12 12:09 A

It sounds like you are doing a great job! It's not just about the numbers on the scale. Keep it up!

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LALA_1012 Posts: 1,361
10/17/12 9:09 P

You are doing awesome! Keep up the great spirit!

10/17/12 6:26 P

Trishards, you are singing my song!! About the slow (and sometimes frustrating) weight loss, all the non scale victories and the NOT GIVING UP. I am so thankful for SparkPeople and the main reason is my health. My blood pressure is down, I'm no longer pre-diabetic and all the indicators in recent blood work were better than before Spark. Keep on keeping the Spark alive! I know it's slow, but when we DO lose, it will be that much sweeter!

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10/17/12 6:07 P

In the past 6 weeks I've lost 2 pounds. But I know that I've built muscle, I have more energy, my clothes fit better, my thighs are firmer, I can run 2 1/2 miles at a time, and I have, most days, eaten within my calorie range, have eaten more vegetables/fruits in the past 6 weeks than probably the past 6 months, and I am confident that this is the right path. The weight is taking it's sweet time to leave, but I'm not giving up!

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