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*AMBER512
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Stuck

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Ok, so maybe that title isn't entirely accurate. I'm not really stuck at one weight, it's more of a range of weights. I seem to be able to gain weight and stay the same, but losing weight? Nope, not really an option!

I keep staying the same, trying new things to lose the weight, and they either make me stay the same, or gain. I didn't know I would be able to gain while eating a net calories of 1400. But that's what happened! I haven't updated my tracker yet, because it's been changing so randomly.

So I think I've decided to take a hiatus. Not from exercise. Not from eating healthy foods. But from the scale. I'm not going to measure myself. I'm only going to wear my clothes with elastic waists so I'm not thinking about how my jeans fit. I want to eat right and exercise because that's who I am, and not worry about the outcome.

I'm going to be doing this until my birthday, May 12. Well, technically the day after. So on May 13th, I will try on my jeans, measure myself, and weigh myself. I will put down whatever those numbers are. I will wear my jeans with pride, or slide them off and put on my workout pants. Whatever happens, I choose to be happy.

I choose to know when I've become too obsessed with counting every calorie and weighing every day. I can do both for long periods of time and be fine. I've proven that. But sometimes, it's time to give our minds, bodies and emotions a break.
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  • v SAMANTHAKALLAS
    The thing with weightloss is when your body composition has less weight to lose overall .. your body sort of freezes in weightloss until it's ready to lose another pound. You're getting really close to the suggested weight for your body and so you are losing a lot slower. Many things can affect the fluctuation ... like water intake, more sodium the day before than usual or anything.

    You are doing the right thing and not allowing yourself to get overly obsessed with the weightloss measuring. You have proven to yourself that you are able and capable to lose weight, exercise regularly, and eat healthy. You are a beautiful person inside and out. There's no need to keep 'measuring' when you are only going to get frustrated with the measuring. Continue the exercise and eating habits and before you know it those measurements will move!
    2978 days ago
  • v MDTWEETY
    I've been there. I get stuck a lot! I think it's a lot more common as you get closer and closer to goal. You've done phenomenal!! I think you've got a great plan to take a bit of a break from the scale! Have a relaxing "time off" and a great birthday!
    2979 days ago
  • v KERIBELLE
    What would you tell any of us that were frustrated? You're our leader and one of the most inspirational women I've seen on this site. You are hard working and highly motivated so why are you being so hard on yourself? You'd tell any of us to hang in there and choose to be healthy and happy and to hell with the scale! You're beautiful so why care if the scale fluctuates from time to time? I've asked myself the same question....how can I be up a pound when I haven't even eaten a pound of food? I still weigh in daily and keep making good choices. All of a sudden I'll be 2 pounds down. Keep it up girl!
    2979 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/4/2008 11:59:35 PM
  • v DNJEN471
    I think it is healthy to take a break every now and again. It will allow you to put all your healthy skills to the test.
    2979 days ago
  • v DEBBIEANNE1124
    Hi Amber

    You are gread jsut the way you are.
    (Ever ahd anyone tell you you look like Judy garland playing dorothy in Wizard of Oz?) I think you are jsut beautiful!

    I am goign to measure myself today.
    I won't get back on the scale again until Friday.
    I'm exercizing at the gym in a hard workout every other day and on the days i'm not at the gym it's a 2 mile walk.

    no more scales for me either until scale day.
    My weight loss has been at a stand still but oh well what can i do?
    Starving is unhealthy, too.

    Hang in there. emoticon
    2979 days ago
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