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And the Decision Was..............

Monday, January 30, 2012

Not to weigh! I figured the fact that I'm doing so well with eating and that my clothes are fitting better will be all the incentive I'm going to get right now. I just know myself and my perfectionist thinking. If that scale has not budged or shows barely any weight loss, I will be so discouraged and then I'll be more likely to sabotage my hard work thus far.

I'll reassess the weigh-in next week.

  
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PIRATELASS 2/1/2012 12:57AM

    Thank you ladies! I am afraid I am obsessed with weighing! So my way of coping is just not doing it. In the past I would weigh myself every day. So silly to define oneself by a number on an inanimate object!

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ELISADENK 1/31/2012 4:40PM

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Glad you are not obsessed w/ weighing yourself.

I'm proud of you!!!!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/30/2012 10:32PM

    I 'm sure you made the right decision.

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To Weigh or Not to Weigh

Monday, January 30, 2012

.....that is the question! There is nothing noble about weigh-ins that's for sure. I have such a love/hate relationship with the scale. I don't want to sabotage the good I've accomplished lately. I have kept track of my food intake for a full month straight! I've pretty much kept to my alloted calories. It would make me so happy if I lost a little bit of weight. However, if the scale has not budged, it would be a major downer for me. Ah, what to do, what to do. I think I'll sleep on it and see what tomorrow brings.

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/30/2012 9:08PM

    I can relate. Hard work should be rewarded.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/30/2012 9:08PM

    I can relate. Hard work should be rewarded.

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First Weigh In

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I approached this first weigh in with great trepidation. Since I've aged, I don't always lose weight steadily. It seems to depend on the time of the month. So it would be pretty devastating to me to have exercised for 3 weeks straight and track my food for one week and not have lost anything . Happy to report 5 lbs are gone and I hope forever! Yay for me!!

In the old days I would not have been happy with only 5 lbs gone in first weigh in but the new me is going to concentrate on the positive and be happy with every smidgen of progress!!

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/4/2011 10:42PM

    Congratulations!! you did great!!

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ELISADENK 9/26/2011 11:22PM

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You are doing great!!!

I'm only weighing myself every 2 weeks. I CANNOT get obsessed about the scale, for the same reason as you.

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Starting again

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

I want so badly to lose weight but I just fall short in my endeavors constantly. I'm not sure why. I know I am a perfectionist. So what happens is, I eat really well for awhile but I don't lose any weight or very little. Then I have pms and start to feel anxious and emotional and then I binge eat. So, not only do I undo the good I've just done, but I also add a little more weight. It is a vicious, ugly, and very depressing cycle. I'm not really sure how to get out of it.

But if there is one thing I've learned from being on Spark now for several years, it is the importance of exercise. The thing is I often feel too exhausted mentally and physically to even try to exercise. I decided to start with just a little bit. Two weeks ago I started my stretches again and began riding my stationary bike. Plus I love to swim and have a pool. With my fibromyalgia, if I over do exercise I suffer the consequences so I tried to start out very gently. I just started my 3rd week of exercise.....up to 25 minutes on the bike and 35 minutes of laps in the pool. They are modified laps. I use a noodle for my arms and just kick so as not to aggravate the fibro. I'm very proud that I have stuck with this now for over two weeks. I need to focus on this accomplishment because I weighed myself today and I am 9 pounds more than I was 6 months ago.

Yesterday I started tracking my food again. So hopefully with tracking food, exercising, and blogging about how I'm doing, I will be able to stick with this longer. I would like to use the blog to gauge my emotions and self-soothe with writing about them rather than feeding them. Do you think I can do this? I hope so because I hate myself. So much for the title of my Spark page, Love Who You Are.

  
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ELISADENK 9/26/2011 11:24PM

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Baby steps are the way to go!

How to get out of it? Stop being a perfectionist. Easy to say, isn''t it? LOL
Is there a SP Team you can join for this?

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