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February Update

Wednesday, February 04, 2009



I thought I would post a little update. Since the first of the year I've been doing really well and have concentrated a bit more on my efforts. But regardless of all that the scales haven't moved! I did manage to get off the 7 pound holiday gain which I am thrilled but I haven't been able to break through this point I'm at. I'm trying not to get discouraged but it's hard. I've been more diligent with my excerise and eating since the New Year.

Since the beginning of Feb. I'm doing the 9 day Fat Smash again (this is how I lost my 7 pound holiday gain) and I'm on day 3. I do like eating this way, it's so much lighter. Tons of fruits and veggies, no bread or white potatoes or snacky things, not even low fat/low cal. And no soda, not even diet. I can do it for the 9 days and be o.k. There is a next phase where you start adding back foods but that phase is pretty much what I do normally. So I'm working to get the scales to move and I'm confident I can do that this month!!

Wow, I can't believe how the scales just "stopped" a few months ago! Of course it's drifted up a few pounds but not down. I've done all things imaginable to get my body to start losing again with no luck. What I was doing last winter to lose is not working this winter. How long can a plateau last??

Besides all that, I am feeling good about the exercise I'm getting and my eating. So I will stick to my resolve and I WILL get the scales to drop!!!!



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ANGELATRUMAN 2/9/2009 8:49AM

  You have done such a great job, it really inspires me that i should try harder, when i tend to not want to do anything......

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NEWSTART127 2/6/2009 2:51AM

    Hey Nancy! That does sound frustrating... but it sounds like you've got a plan to Bust on through to that VFT! You can do it! I'm glad you're getting in that exercise and feeling better - that's the main thing!
Hugs,
Audra

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ADNICUL44 2/4/2009 2:13PM

    It is so hard not to get down about the scale thing isn't it? I'm pretty sure I'll be down to my ticker weight by friday, but,wow, over a month to correct a bad decision about the holidays. Maybe we need a little sunshine, do you think?

I know I feel much better for the last month, losing inches and gaining muscle mass, but it sure would be nice to lose some new weight.

Good luck on your diet and it sounds like you are getting in some walk time even in the winter, so that's good. We are going to get by this thing, Nancy, I just know it. The main thing is, I think, is to keep up your spirits so you can keep reaching any kind of small goal you set, even what you eat or how far you walk on each individual day. Once we can put a bunch of consistant sucessful days together, we might make something happen. Right now, I'm breaking things down to an hour at a time, just to deal with it.

I'm with you, my friend, Lucinda

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BARBARA_G 2/4/2009 2:03PM

    While you gained weight over the holidays you successfully lost the weight! That counts in my book. I'm sorry you're having problems losing more weight. Hopefully your new way of eating will kick start things for you.
Good Luck,
Barbara

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LESSOFME2B 2/4/2009 12:31PM

    You can do it, Nanc, I know you can. Hang in there and you WILL see that number drop on the scale.

Hope you are staying warm.

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