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Down .4 Pounds... That's It?

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

So I weighed myself today and lost .4 pound... to me that is nothing. I'm a bit discouraged that I'm not really losing much weight. I've always had problems losing weight and it gets very discouraging not losing weight. I used to be 350 pounds at my heaviest and I am now down to 277.4 pounds which is a lot of weight but I can't seem to lose much weight now. Maybe I'm not eating healthy enough... I switched my milk from whole milk to 2% milk and trained myself to like it and then this month I have made the switch to non fat milk and it tastes awful to me. It literally tastes like water! No milk flavor whatsoever to me.

On a better note I did a ton of homework yesterday and did my weeks worth of homework for 2 classes. This semester is general education classes consisting of anthropology, nutrition, and computer literacy. I'm going for an associates degree in office administration and so far so good. This is my third semester and I have gotten all A's and have a 4.0 GPA which has paid off because I was awarded a second grant which is through the state of California. It's good to know my smarts are useful for something. My goal is to graduate with a 4.0 GPA... let's hope I make it!

Stress levels are through the roof. Trying to eat healthy on a budget has my nerves on fire. I am constantly stressed about money, my weight, my health, losing weight, trying to find a job, trying to stretch the money we have to last, and bills. Goodness! I'm surprised I don't have high blood pressure. I should really check my blood pressure at the grocery store next time just so I can assess my blood pressure since it does run high in my family.

I have a great business idea that I am very passionate about. I really want to have my own cupcake business. Sure it isn't the healthiest thing but it makes me happy, I enjoy it, and it is something I am good at and love to do. Baking for me is therapeutic... why not try to make some money out of it? The idea I have is a retro themed cupcake bistro which I think would be amazing and a different tone than your average cupcake bakery. I have another idea but I'll keep that on the down low because it is something I haven't seen before. I really find cupcakes to be simply beautiful! I have an idea for about 15-20 different flavors and to help me on my diet I have friends and family who are more than willing to be test tasters!
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    Don't you dare give up! I walked around the block today for the first time in years and I thought I was going to die but guess what . . . . I 'm still kicking! Drink that water and keep on going. emoticon
    2053 days ago
    Any loss is a loss - so Congratulations. Great job on the grade point average too.

    As for losing more weight, I would double check calories and keep up with movement. It might just be that your stress makes it hard for you to lose weight right now because your body doesn't want any more change than it can handle.

    Good luck and keep up the good work! :-)
    2053 days ago
    I've just been thinking about how small losses mount up - losing 2lbs a week over the space of a year equals a loss of over 100lbs. If you have weeks where the losses may seem small, they all add up, every lb counts.

    2054 days ago
    Well done on losing 4lbs. 4lbs is good. Perhaps aiming for mini goals of say 1/2 a stone/7lbs at a time would help, rather thinking of your end goal. When you feel you've got a long way to go it can seem daunting. Setting mini goals and ticking them off in a journal when you've reached each one can give you a real sense of achievement and help keep you motivated. You could keep a note of your measurements in the same way.
    Good luck, you can do it, just take it a day at a time. emoticon
    2054 days ago
    First of all...try not to be too disappointed in the .4 pounds you lost. A loss is a loss!! I think that it's so easy to get caught up in wanting it to come off RIGHT NOW, that we don't stop and think about all the positive changes that ar happening slowly. We didn't put on this weight's not going to come off that way, either.

    I grew up in a Whole Milk household. When I was in college, I talked my family into moving to 2% and after a little while, we were all pretty used to fact, I started to like it better. When I met my husband, he drank skim, and I just couldn't do it. So, I worked my way down gradually. I went to 1%, then 1/2% then skim. Eventually, you'll get used it, but even if you're drinking 2%, you're doing better than you were with whole milk! You'll get there, just take it in stages.

    Also, have you tried Almond milk? I LOVE the stuff, and it's got half the calories of skim!!
    2054 days ago
    I totally understand! School, budgeting, weight...ugh!

    Don't beat yourself up, though. You lost 0.4 pounds. You still weigh less today than you did last week and that's the only way you're going to reach your goal. Don't get me wrong, I do the same...if I don't lose "enough" I give up. This time around, I'm trying to be happy with anything, lol!
    2054 days ago
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