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Putting things into perspective

Thursday, October 23, 2008

So the scale goes up and down like it has a mind of its own. Right now it's up. But I was looking at my measurements and weigh-in graphs. Did you know I'm down 97 pounds? I have also lost 4 inches off my neck, almost 20 inches off my waist, and 11 inches off my hips. I wish I had also measured more things. I didn't even know you could at the beginning.

No matter what happens, it always pays to put things into perspective. You don't want to quit because you're getting bogged down by things that don't even really matter. So yeah, I could be doing better with the scale. But for now, I think I'm doing pretty great. I'm getting in my protein, fiber, water and exercise. And that, to me, is progress.

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    Good job with your attitude and sustained success. I know its easy to get frustrated with the scale. I re focused on just getting as fit as I can and the scale will follow eventually. I have been using a program where I cycle amounts and types of calories throughout the week. So far it is working well. I'll keep you posted, but I really believe this is the diet component I have been looking for. A great outlook, diet program that keeps the metabolism stoked, shorter high intensity workouts throughout the day. That's what is working for me right now.

    stay strong
    Scott emoticon
    2923 days ago
    Your progress is amazing, congrats!
    2925 days ago
    I think you are right. I tend to watch the scale too much and need to focus on the exercise and eating. My clothes have been fitting better tho. I don't measure but know I should, I've just never done it consistently.
    2925 days ago
    Amber, you are doing great. Keep it up!

    Sticks of butter hmm I like it! I have lost 132 sticks of butter! Cool!
    2926 days ago
    WOW--that is 388 sticks of butta (butter)!!!!!!!!!!!! That is phenomenal!!!!!! you go girl!!!!! I have dumped 44 so far ( sticks of butta that is)!! 11#.

    Keep it going, are getting there!!

    Barbara emoticon
    2926 days ago
    Way to go, Amber!!! I'm so very proud of you! It's not easy!

    Keep up the good work!

    2926 days ago
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