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Frustration abounds!!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

I really have to keep off that darn scale. For the past couple of days it says I'm up 2 lbs. I just don't get it. I've been really good. I haven't gone over my calorie count, I watch what I eat and soon I might be able to exercise again can I be 2 lbs up?? Arghhhhh I hate it.

My brain knows that we can fluctuate every day. My brain knows that it's probably not "real" weight but just one of those fluxes we have's driving me crazy.

At the end of next month I am leaving for S. Carolina to my niece's home for Passover. I am so much heavier than the last time everyone saw me I really was hoping for a little weight loss before then.

Yes, I will hang on, yes I will stay the course but darn that scale!!!!

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BARCINTL 3/2/2010 9:04AM

    You can do have to do it...our Caribbean vacation depends on it!!!

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IILAAD65 3/1/2010 4:34PM

    I put that blasted scale AWAY .. I am weighing every two weeks. I feel .. mentally FREER if that's possible. I am not worrying about daily weight gains.. but real progress.

I actually put the darn thing in the trunk of my car until weigh in day.. which was today. Don't let it rule you!!

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GIRLINMOTION 2/22/2010 8:39AM

    What was you sodium count? I don't know what you were eating, but sodium can retain more water, so more weight?


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PAMMAX64 2/21/2010 11:19AM

    Wow, you are not kidding, we ARE in the same boat. Somehow it helps to know I am not alone. Maybe it is normal to just hit the wall for a bit. Ok Lady, let's hit this thing and work it together. I am going to work out for an hour today to try to get things jump started. It is SO FRUSTRATING!

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JURNEE240 2/21/2010 11:18AM

  I know exactly how you feel! But it is clear that you already know that the scale is indeed our "frenemy!" Find the clothes that you know you look and feel great in, and attend your family event with your head held high. I wish you the best! emoticon

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don't remember....a good thing!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Today I was trying to figure out how long I have been back on Spark People and back on track. I just can't remember. That's honestly a good thing. It means I have really adjusted to my lifestyle of eating right and once all these darn medical tests are done, doing some exercise!

I noticed that my tracker still has my lowest weight. I was tempted to move it and start over but I decided, for right now, not to. It is incentive for me. I see that I did it once and that means for sure, I can do it again. It keeps me motivated because it is a truth. I can't wait to get back there and there is nothing and no one that can say I can't.

I'm pleased with my progress. Down 4 lbs. Don't want to think of how much to go right now, just how much is coming off!! I'm not giving up!

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GIRLINMOTION 2/17/2010 9:13PM

    Way to go on your weight loss!!!


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getting into a routine

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I have been trying so hard to stay on track. So far, so good. Getting into a routine is the best thing for me. Always tracking my food, eating when I'm hungry not bored etc...

It's hard coming back. I really thought I had this beat but now I realize I just can't "let go". I am trying to stay focused and not get angry at myself anymore. What's done is done and I have to move forward.

I am trying to calculate how much weight I can lose by certain events coming up. At the end of March I am going to S.Carolina to spend time with my family for Passover. There will be family I haven't seen in several years and I hope to be down at least 10 lbs by then. I know I'm on the right track.

Wish me luck!! After that, my birthday in May, I hope to be down at least another 5 or 6. I lose so slowly but it's a good goal!

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    I think small goals are the best that way I don't feel like I am such a failure if I don't make the goal I set.

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GIRLINMOTION 2/11/2010 8:40PM

    I know I have to use the tracker, and do a minimum of 10 minutes of cardio a day or it will be too easy to get off track. I know it is extra work, but it is worth it.


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ASHLEEWEBART 2/11/2010 11:03AM

    I agree with you that getting back to using the Nutritional Tracker and the Fitness Tracker each day will help.
Good luck on the weight loss. I am also hoping to be weighing lighter by the time of a special event, but I have no idea if my can meet any particular goal by that date, because I am still trying to adjust my food intake, and increase the fitness minutes .

So I hope for good results for both of us.

Comment edited on: 2/11/2010 11:20:23 AM

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A_WIKA 2/11/2010 10:57AM

    keep it up! u can do it!

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LSCHULER72 2/11/2010 10:57AM

    I think your goal is realistic. Getting into a routine is one of the hardest things for me, as a teacher, because when summer hits, the routine is out the window! But you're right, tracking everything is part of it and such an important one at that. I wish you much success in your journey!

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A great week

Monday, February 08, 2010

I have worked hard this week. I have tracked almost everyday (missed yesterday but will explain). Since I can't exercise yet I am even more aware of what I eat and staying within range.

I was rewarded with a two pound loss this week! I really am happy and trying very hard to keep my chin up and not get upset about how much more I have to go to just get back to where I was. 2 pounds is a great start and it does motivate me. It's all coming back to me and I know I can do this!! Yay!

As for yesterday, wow.....

I spent the entire day with my son at his wrestling tournament. One hour there, 10 hours in the gym, an hour drive home. Looooog day. The good thing is that I was really prepared. I brought things to eat like fruit and low calorie snacks and lots of water. (I spent a great deal of time in the bathroom LOL - but it was a great excuse to get up and move around!).

The great thing about the day was MY SON WON!! Not only did he qualify for the state championships, he came in first and won his entire weight group!! The last match was really hard for him too because the other kid that was up for the top spot was one of his teammates and a good friend!! Both kids were upset they had to match each other but took it in stride and did their best!! They actually tied and had to go to sudden death (first take down won). My son did win but this other child was great. The good news is that he qualified too for state. Let's hope they don't pit them against each other again!!!

I'm off to work. My son is still asleep. We both went to bed last night at 9 o'clock. I still don't know who won the superbowl but I'm looking it up now.

Have a great week all my spark people friends. You all are the greatest!

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GIRLINMOTION 2/8/2010 8:41AM

    How exciting for your son! That is wonderful that you were there too to share the special moment.

Congratulations on the weight loss too.


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FITN2014-TSP 2/8/2010 7:28AM

    Congratulations to you and your son. Best wishes for another great week. emoticon emoticon

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MERRYWON 2/8/2010 7:09AM

    Congratulations to your son! and congratulations for tracking your food. I tracked all week except yesterday and that is because I overate and that is not a good thing!

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Thank you

Saturday, February 06, 2010

I have always loved this place but this past week has showed me why I'm here.

I would love to just say thanks to everyone that gave me so much needed support and you should all know how much it helped. Sometimes we just get down and really need that helping hand to grasp on to.

My SparkPeople friends are the best!!! Thank you all!

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DARLENEK04 2/7/2010 8:19PM

  We have to be here for each other. Hope things are getting
better for you.


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GIRLINMOTION 2/6/2010 10:09AM

    It is for sure a great support system. It is calorie free, open 24/7, it is free, yet priceless.


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