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Okay, I'm Over the Scale Scare

Saturday, May 23, 2009

I freaked out a few days ago when, for the first time in 7 months, the scale went up instead of down. I was discouraged and disheartened. As always, my good sparkfriends delivered encouraging advice as we all have been there a time or two. Well, it turns out that the scale has returned to normal today. But it was a good lesson to remind me what it would feel like to backslide. I would absolutely hate it. Okay, I'm brushing myself off and here we go again. Keep on keeping on, that's what it's all about.

  
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NAGAHOM 5/24/2009 11:15AM

  Could be water or a number of things. check out this article:
http://primusweb.com/fi
tnesspartner/library/weight/sca
le.htm

Have a great day!

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ARTHURTOM 5/23/2009 11:24AM

    It's not about how fast we get there or what's waiting on the other side...it's the climb!

Tim (and Miley Cyrus)

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Discouragement & A Turning Point - If I Allow it to Take Control

Friday, May 22, 2009

Okay, I tried to let go of my freak-out over my first gain in 7 months - 1.5 lbs. I know rationally that I just need to let it go and not let the discouragement take over. I doubt I will allow it, but I have to admit that a step backward like this is NOT what I had planned although I take responsibility for it. But I'm disgusted with myself and do not want to slide into pigletdom again.

  
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SLIMMERJESSE 5/22/2009 9:29AM

    Turns out this was a "false alarm" scale reading because today I'm back down to my normal 33 lb loss and no sign of gain. But it was a good shock for me to get busy and stick with the program.

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ARTHURTOM 5/22/2009 5:13AM

    Don't get disgusted. Last summer, I was doing everything right. Working out 7 days a week, following my meal plan flawlessly, getting plenty of rest and still gained 5 pounds in a week one time. It happens. Let go...it's there and you probably won't forget it...but don't let it bother you. Move on.

Tim

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IMAGINARY1 5/22/2009 1:27AM

    We have all been there, it's important to keep your head above the water. So you need to start again, big deal, isn't it great that you can. don't you love that opportunity, you messed up but you CAN make it right NOW.
Getting started can be scary I know emoticon, but you could feel so much better in a matter of days. Start small, and when you feel it's time to push stronger~push.

Chin up! emoticon emoticon

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Uh, Oh! I'm Headed in the Wrong Direction

Thursday, May 21, 2009

How can it be that just a week ago, I was on Cloud 9 about being 3 sizes down, and today - for the first time in the 7 months I started this healthier lifestyle - I am UP 1.5 lbs? I understand one reason. My calorie count has crept up A BIT (okay, a bit more than a bit) and I have not conquered my night munching. I am inspired to crack down on this situation; I've worked too hard to give any of these hard-earned pounds up. Yikes! The scale has given me a broken heart today. (smiling)

  
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ARTHURTOM 5/21/2009 11:30AM

    Broken heart (maybe) but sharpen your focus. Don't let little things like this derail you (and I know you won't). Stay strong and remember the successes you've had up until now...they will carry you through to the top!

Tim

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4-Month Sparkpeople Anniversary

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

In 5 days, it'll be four months since I found this great website. I catch myself before I go too far in chastising myself that I should be so much further along than I am now. Instead, I redirect my thoughts to all of the good that has come from this site. I've maintained my weight loss and slowly continue to lose more. I'm learning so much good info. Maintaining wonderful sparkfriendships. And so much more. All this, in 4 short months.

  
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ANN**08** 5/21/2009 12:13AM

  CONGRATULATIONS! You have come so far and done so well. Don't look back- focus on forward. Thanks for the goodie! It made my day!
Ann

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ARTHURTOM 5/20/2009 11:07AM

    emoticon + emoticon = 4!

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Next week Tuesday will be my 6 month anniversary with Spark People!

Keep on Sparking Jessie!

Tim

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Enjoying the Journey

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Well, I've always been a person who enjoyed the "getting there" process almost as much as the destination (sometimes more). And on this website, I get a lot of advice to enjoy the road to the goal. It's a little difficult to truly enjoy it in the midst of stress and life's major challenges. But it's a good reminder for me to keep hearing this advice. It reinforces the idea for me to get back to that journey enjoyment.

  


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