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Switching The Focus

Monday, August 11, 2008

Once again I got on the scale yesterday and, once again, I am still 240 pounds. So, I've decided not to get on the scale again, at least for a little while.

My reasons for this are:
Weight fluctuates on a daily basis for everyone
Thin people hardly ever weigh themselves and I'm trying to imagine myself at a healthier weight
I'm re-reading Paul McKenna's "I Can Make You Thin" and he strongly suggests staying off the scale for at least two weeks
I want to take the focus off the scale and get more in tune with my body and how my clothes fit

That said, I will now only weigh myself once a month and will update here on the 1st of every month when I do. I fear I'm becoming obsessive about my weight which, in the long run, will only set me back. Plus, the last thing I need to acquire right now is an eating disorder.

So I'll continue drinking a bazillion glasses of water every day but not because I have to or because it's good for you but, rather, because I enjoy drinking it. And, now that I have my handy, dandy PURPLE MP3 player, I plan to continue walking in the morning at least three times a week. I can't swim right now until my incision from my mole biopsy heals so I'll switch to walking. I'd also like to work my way up to using my "Turbo Jam" DVDs again.

Basically I'm just switching the focus away from weight loss and toward a healthier me. =)

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REBELINPINK 3/10/2011 3:21PM

    I need to get back on track. I randomly check my weight, get upset, and then do nothing about it. But I fully agree that it's more about how the clothes fit then how much weight is reported on the scale. Love you babes!! Hope all is well. Don't give up! emoticon

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ELIZABETHT63 8/16/2008 12:25PM

    I've decided not to weigh myself any oftener than once a week. I was getting obsessive about it, and I've only just started!

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DSD831 8/11/2008 7:38PM

    Congratulations on the weight loss so far!!!! That is awesome. It sounds like you have a plan......I have been reading about plateaus and everything says to mix things up....another consideration for you would be to change up the foods you are eating and/or your exercise regiment. More power to you if you can go a month without weighing....I don't think I could do that because my weekly and/or bi monthly weigh ins are my motivation. Anyway, continued success on your journey.

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Having problems with ICMYT

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I feel like I fell of the wagon with my reprogramming. I went on a week-long vacation during the first week of July and ever since I came home, I haven't been able to follow the 4 Golden Rules all that well. I feel like I'm hungry all the time and I'm snacking too much, even when I'm not really hungry.

Anybody have any ideas? Suggestions?

Thanks in advance!

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TERRIDACTYL23 7/22/2008 1:54PM

    Hi Stacy.

Why don't you just think of it as starting over?

Go to the "tutorial for newbies" thread and all the other threads in the techniques forum.

I'd suggest going to the EFT class and going through some of the tapping sequences that call out to you. There seems to be an emotional reason you're doing this to yourself.

And whatever you do, DO NOT BEAT YOURSELF UP over it. You really are important, and your body is wonderful, beautiful, and very useful right now. Don't get mad at yourself, that will just perpetuate the stress and increase your chance of sliding in the wrong direction.

Do some of the mirror techniques, to gain self confidence, and by all means, please listen to the CD if you have it, and the downloads offered for free in the "tutorial for newbies."

You can do this. It's easy to get back in flow again. Just stop eating right now, and wait to eat until the next time your hungry.


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Down to 236 pounds

Sunday, July 13, 2008

I missed last week's weigh-in because I was out of town. During the week I was away, I did my best to stick to my meal plan and drank at least 8 glasses of water a day (at the rate I was drinking that bottled water, it was probably more like 12). I also walked whenever possible and it felt GREAT. I loved being able to shop at Mom's craft show without having back pain. Of course, when I had back pain, I didn't spend nearly as much money. *giggle*

Anyway, I did weigh myself when I got home and was elated to see I'd only gained 2 pounds during the week I was away. Usually that would have pushed me right over the edge to depression and giving up. Instead, I was proud of myself for only having gained 2 little pounds, plus I reminded myself that weight fluctuates so I was happy for my little success.

Today I did my weekly weigh-in and was elated to see I'm down another 3 pounds! I'm back on my meal plan and drinking nothing but water (I actually prefer it now). However, I haven't been doing any kind of exercise since I've been home so I really need to get back into that. Jeff and I were going to go swimming this morning when he opened the pool but I was too tired to get out of bed on time. Maybe we'll go tonight.


Down to 239 pounds

Sunday, June 29, 2008

I'm officially down another 2 pounds this week. I'm kind of disappointed as I weighed 237 on Wednesday morning and today I weighed 239. My problem is that I'm becoming a slave to the scale instead of reminding myself that weight fluctuates 5 pounds in either direction. I really need to celebrate the small successes and tell the negative voice in my head to just SHUT UP! =P

No weight loss update next Sunday as I'll be out of town and (thankfully!) away from the scale. I bought a nifty water bottle last night so I'll hopefully keep drinking my 8 glasses of water a day while I'm gone. I'm going to a family reunion in upstate New York where we also plan to celebrate my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. I'm sure there will be plenty of food temptations there so we'll see how I deal with them. I'm kinda nervous about it so I must remember that I'm a good person no matter what happens and to STAY MOTIVATED! =)

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CELESTE5104 6/29/2008 4:08PM

    Try to stay off of the scale. Weight fluctuates, it's normal. Try taking your measurements to see changes there too. That is a rewarding feeling, knowing that you have lost inches all over:)

Emotional Eaters Co-LEader

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Down to 241 pounds

Sunday, June 22, 2008

I managed to lose another 3 pounds this week and I'm so excited. I started on this weight loss journey 5 years ago and kept giving up every time I'd hit a plateau. I spent a couple years hovering around the 270 mark and figured I'd just be fat for the rest of my life. Then I had a med change (I'm bipolar) and I read Paul McKenna's "I Can Make You Thin". Both have made a drastic difference in how I feel about myself and my eating habits. Food is no longer the enemy - nor is exercise for that matter.

I uploaded some new pictures so you can see the changes my body has undergone in the past 5 years.

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SERMAGRA 6/27/2008 6:11PM

    Congratulations!!! You're almost in the 230s!! emoticon

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REBELINPINK 6/27/2008 5:39PM

    Rock on hun!

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CELESTE5104 6/22/2008 4:39PM

    You have done a tremendous job over the last five years!!!! You are looking great:) Keep up the very hard work and you will hit your goal. I wish you the very best and have a great week too:)

Emotional Eaters Co-Leader

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