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Getting Discouraged

Thursday, March 31, 2011

I am getting a bit discouraged now. Here it is I have been walking 2 miles a day, sweating, drinking 126 ounces of water daily, and watching my diet and the scale is showing no progress. What do youdo, when you are doing all you can, and nothing is happening??

I need some pointers, motivation, or some kind of pep talk, to keep myself from giving up.
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COOKWITHME65 4/1/2011 7:57AM

    My scale is not moving much either. I am trying to watch my salt intake so hopefully this helps. Keep up your walking. You are probably losing inches and not lbs. You should measure your self and see.

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MAMMA3MONKEYS 3/31/2011 2:18PM

    The scale isn't evil. But it's not a tell-all either. It's only a measurement and you can let it bog you down and make you feel like it's a weight on your shoulders - dragging you down - or you can remind yourself that it doesn't know the difference between water, fat, and muscle.

Yes the scale will show your results, stick with it and remember Plateaus are part of the process (if that's what's going on.) Keep yourself motivated in the meantime by giving yourself credit for how much better your clothes fit and for improving your overall health.

I drink 100oz of water so I think you are a rock star for getting in over that but I just wanted to put out there that maybe you can do what i do for me, I keep into consideration my sodium intake as well. When your body burns fat, it's final two components is carbon dioxide which you exhale and water. However, your body will hold onto water if you are overdoing it on the sodium - so you aren't going to see the results as well. ;)

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SPARKLE1908 3/31/2011 1:36PM

    The previous posters said it all!!!! You are doing a wonderful job and should be very proud of your accomplishments...the scale is not your friend on this journey and we have to find other ways to measure our "success"....Keep your head up!!!!

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JESS0107 3/31/2011 10:58AM

    Are you measuring yourself? Sometimes, you will see the inches go away before you will see the lbs. If not, go ahead and start now. Also, muscle weighs more than fat so you could be gaining muscle.

Don't give up on yourself simply because of a scale. Look at what you are doing! You are choosing to live your life to the fullest and become healthier. No one can take that away from you. Sometimes, you have to hit a speed bump before we can enter onto the highway!

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KIYOSHI04 3/31/2011 10:03AM

    break the scale. dont let the scale break you.
what i tell myself is--and i am repeating this on a daily basis now since i am stuck--is that this is something you should be doing anyways. this is something you need for a healthy life. working out and eating right is never wrong. sometimes we get a reward and the scale moves. sometimes it doesnt and it sucks. but this is something that you should be doing anyways, like flossing... we never expect a reward for flossing. it is just something that has to be done.
keep on keeping on. thats all you can do.

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KLOVELYJ 3/31/2011 10:00AM

    Toss the scale out the window!!!!! During my roller-coaster I have noticed that if my exercise becomes easy to me then I have to step it up. Try using some weights while you walk and/or walk a little longer. Do anything to get your heart rate to the max!!!!

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ACCT1908 3/31/2011 9:37AM

    Try to re-focus on something else besides the scale. I know that is easier said than done but trust me it works.

Take a break from the scale and focus on something else like...tracking all of your food, working out, energy level.

Let weight loss be a by-product of healthy living. It'll happen!! emoticon

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IKKIMIKKI 3/31/2011 9:36AM

  Ignore the scale. In fact I recommend smashing it to bits with a hammer (help burn a few calories in the process). Personally, I try to focus more on how much better I feel, how my jeans are fitting better and how much perkier the tush looks. There are many forms of progress and especially for people who are exercising the scale is a lousy measure. Keep loving yourself and the results will show regardless of what that stupid machine says.

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