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up 2.5 but cool with it.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

I was so excited with my 20 pound loss. Last week I stayed the same and this week I gained 2.5...I really don't do things differently week to week and it is just the way my body works...if I look at my WEEKLY weigh in, I see the cycle, I have blogged about this at 5 pounds, 15 pounds and now...so it is normal so I should not stress about it. I will say I ate a bit more yesterday than I usually do before weigh in but it will come off and when I am at 25 pounds gone, the same thing will happen.

Remember Joy, 3 steps forward, 1 step back is better than 2 steps forward 1 step back! It will all be gone sooner or later but if I realize it may be later, that is cool...I just have to trust and continue not to quit. The biggest thing for me is to weigh in no matter what I think the scale says...I know for me that not weighing in weekly in my eyes is quitting...it is a must for me to always be in check with the scale weekly.

hang in there Joy, you are worth it and you get better every day! Be kind to yourself and others!

love,

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COLEMANSR 10/24/2009 9:46PM

    Yes, be happy with you. :)

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KIMBEEJ16 10/24/2009 12:06PM

    Same thing happens to me and I suspect all of us. We are watery creatures and that water comes and goes. It's not a true representation of fat loss but it sure messes with our heads, doesn't it! I personally weigh in daily...not the best decision for everyone, but best for me for accountability. I had to long ago come to terms with the fluctuations and to not let them affect my overall progress and motivation. Now I simply record them and when I look back at what happened over the past month, I can see the true weight loss. When I look back a year or 2, it's even better! Onward and downward I say! :)

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MSSUNBUG 10/24/2009 11:06AM

    If it makes you feel any better, my body has a tendency to do the same--lose 5 pounds, gain back 1.5, lose 5 again, gain 1.5. It's a frustrating process, but the scale is STILL headed in the right direction. Our bodies do funny things with fluid retention during the process of weight loss, and I'm sure it's related to that.

And it appears you absolutely have your head on straight around this. The scale is a fantastic marker of progress, but it can be a fickle friend too! Being aware of that and accepting it is the best thing you can do!

Kudos on some good self talk.

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