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INCHES, not pounds!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

I've learned from my past efforts to take off some of these excess inches and pounds that the BEST way to track my progress is by noting the way I FEEL, as well as how my clothes fit, and how many INCHES I've lost. As long as I'm working on this, even if that dreaded scale doesn't do anything to make me happy, my beloved tape measure surely will! I've experienced many weeks in which I lost zero pounds...zip, zilch, nothing, nada!...but still managed to lose inches enough to prove to me that my program WAS working, in spite of that pig headed scale!

I learned that, indeed...but guess what - I haven't taken my measurements yet! I'm not *afraid* of the tape measure, nor of the measurements I'll see (thought I doubt that I'll be thrilled either). I just don't like doing it, and I'm not really sure why that is. Maybe it's just that the measurements, the INCHES, is where I'll see the real truth of weather I'm working my program or not. Maybe it's just that I'm too lazy to go locate that measuring tape and try and get it to stay where I need it to get proper measurements. Whatever the reason, I've been putting it off, and now I'm going to rectify it. Not only am I going to rectify it, I'm going to have my S.O. do it for me! That is a HUGE thing for me, because it means he's going to know every ugly detail about me. But I really think he'll do a better job of keeping that tape in place than I can, so it's time to stop procrastinating and just GIT' 'ER DONE!!

Procrastination has always been one of my biggest problems, but the real problem is sheer laziness if I'm totally honest, which I truly want to be here. So here's to ending the laziness (well, *some of it anyway) and procrastination, and the start of being proactive and getting things done! Um...maybe I should wait 'til tomorrow, when I've had time to give it a little more thought emoticon


Getting started (again)

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Although I joined here in the beginning of April, this week is really the first week that I've been even trying to work a program, so I'm still just figuring out how much I'm capable of and how hard I can push myself without adverse effects. I know how to do this, as I've done it in the past, but I lack what it takes to keep myself motivated when something happens to get me offtrack. What I can do about that is just put those set-backs behind me and start over...again.

I can usually manage very short term goals, so that's how I'll begin. A week at a time seems a bit much right now, so I'll just do a day at a time, and if that doesn't work, then an hour at a time. The most important thing at this point is to make sure I set only goals at which I CAN succeed, no matter what may come up.

My motivating force for THIS day is the fact that I've lost 5 pounds already this week. Now I do realize the difference between water loss and fat loss, and I understand this was mostly water loss...but in the beginning, ANY loss is good! Now my goal is to make sure I never see those pounds again.

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50SGRANNY 4/24/2008 8:25AM

    Thank you both for the encouragement! I'm beginning to feel as if I've found the place I need to be emoticon

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HMPARTRIDGE 4/23/2008 3:57PM

    I agree! Seeing the scale move evne if it is water weight is very motivating! 1 day at a time! 1 hour at a time! Whatever it takes to keep you going is a good way to start!

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VERUSFEMINA 4/23/2008 2:46PM

  One day at a time....that's what I'm doing.

I just seriously started a couple days ago. I already know my "boredom" period is 3 weeks so I'm preparing for it.

Good for you on the 5 lbs. Whether it's water or fat doesn't matter. The fact that it makes you feel good is what counts.

Good luck to you!

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