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Scale up, Mood down

Monday, May 17, 2010

Well, I actually wanted to cry. emoticon

That was the human, the weak side if you will, that felt totally deflated. Situation hopeless. Who you kidding that you can lose this weight? All those negative thoughts persisted when the scale showed a 1.6 pound increase this week. I'm up, then down, now back up again. What's up with that? I'm eating almost 1,000 calories less a day than I used to eat. I admit, I am not exercising for hours, but I put in 30-50 minutes 4-5 days a week. Compared to my pre-Spark period, that is 30-50 minutes more than I was doing. Yes, before I was doing absolutely nothing. In my book, I should be dropping it like it's hot. Instead I weigh more!

Okay, the "Why Me" phase of this blog is over. I'm doing good, though not perfect. I'm committed and staying on track 85% of the time. I enjoy tracking food, though I am not a big fan of rigid exercising. Yet, I do it. So, though I'm not perfect, I'm pressing forward. This is a bump -- just like when you're traveling on a road and everything's going along fine. And every now and then, there's a bump, a traffic jam, construction. Something inevitably comes along that slows you down. But you always recover and continue on your way. I've absorbed this bump. This bleepin' glitch on my journey. It's history and I'm on the road again. Yeah, just like Willie Nelson.


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  • ME_HERE_NOW
    keep pushing it out, there are always ups and downs, but if you are keeping accountable to yourself 85% of the time you have nothing to worry about ;) i am contemplating only weighing in once every cpl weeks for a while just to save myself the concern of fluctuations.
    2320 days ago
  • SEWSWITHHOTGLUE
    Yes, it MUST be muscle. The gain is a good sign when you're exercising regularly. Keep up the good work!

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    2320 days ago
  • QTCOLEY
    Perfect! I love your attitude! And your atttitude and strength is precisely why you WILL reach your goals. You are doing exactly what spark teaches us!!! 80/20 rule.. thats the way to live a healthy lifestyle, lose the weight and keep it off! Way to go!! Keep up the fantastic effort and awesome attitude and persistance!!! You ROCK! emoticon
    2322 days ago
  • HIGHLY-FAV
    lol, dropping it like it's hot, I haven't heard that phrase in a while.
    I agree with the others, it may be muscle. At least you have not given in and thrown in the towel. I'm glad you're on the road again. Keep rockin'
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    2322 days ago
  • SCHENPOSSIBLE
    Could be muscle, Jo. Don't beat yourself up about it. Keep the faith and stay the course. Next week's weigh in will be better I'm sure.
    2322 days ago
  • TEXASG-MA
    I'm glad you aren't letting it stress you to much. You are right to keep on going on track and you will start losing again. I've been where you are. It happens to all of us. So now you climb over the bump and go on. Love your attitude and you dear friend. Mix up you exercise, that's what I do. Maybe go a little less on the calories for a couple of days. You will find out what is right for you.
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    OH! I forgot Go Willie!
    2322 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/17/2010 2:56:28 PM
  • SPARKYJEANIE1
    Now, why'd you have to go and go WILLIE on me??? Song's stuck in my head now emoticon

    Well, the bumps in life always have a way of rearing their ugly little heads huh. It's just a matter of how we deal with 'em. And you made a HUGE point - you are excercising 30 min or more 4-5 days/wk! That's INCREDIBLE! Now, remember where you USED to be...inactive - and ups and downs on the scale are bound to happen. As long as there's more down than ups - you're doing a fantastic job, buddy. Hang in there. Have you considered bike riding or swimming? I think I need to mix up my game too...

    *smiles*
    Jeanie
    2322 days ago
  • COCACOLACUTIE
    I know how you feel. I'm up 1.6 lbs this week too! But this is the start of a new week and you can continue on and have a better week than the last one. I like the mix up calorie consumption idea. I try to do that as well.
    2322 days ago
  • MRSGOFARR
    "To succeed you have to believe in something with such a passion that it becomes a reality."

    Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop


    Think. And it will be.
    2322 days ago
  • KITKA82
    Despair not! You are beautiful, strong, and amazing! And you will get through this. I agree with the advice about mixing up your calories from day to day.
    2322 days ago
  • STEELETRYING
    Perhaps your 'bump' is muscle growth. Your attitude is wonderful, though. You'll travel far, bumps or no, with it.

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    2322 days ago
  • JERSEYDEBBIE23
    I realized myself that when I mix it up also that I do better. I was always trying to get all my calories in at the same exact amount each day and was going no where. At least you are moving on and thats all thats important. We all hit bumps in the road just hang in there!
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    2322 days ago
  • LAURAFRISCH
    Good Morning. Boy have I so been where you are at. You just have to hang in there. My advice is to mix it up. One of my sparkfriends told me that her Dr. said to mix up your calorie consumption every day. Lower end one day, higher end the next for a few days. I know that I was eating the same thing and doing the same exercises every day. The shaking up will help.
    2322 days ago
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