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Three Sticks of Butter


Monday, April 09, 2012

I am really working to get this weight off. Last week I felt I really tried: tracked everything I ate, stayed under 1200 calories each day, danced, logged steps on the pedometer, did some weights, stairs steps. I looked forward to a nice loss since I only lost one pound the week before and stayed the same the week before that. It was not to be; I was weighed and the scale showed only .75 of a pound. I was not happy. The members of my support group said that was good and that loss was three sticks of butter. I decided I should accept that and keep on doing what I am doing. I wrote the following poem that I hope will help to motivate me no matter what the scale says because I can see it, if only slightly, in my clothes.

The Blue Blouse

In my closet hangs a blouse of pretty blue.
Not so long I bought it, it was brand new.
I brought it home and tried it on.
Alas, it was too tight!
I refused to return it and hung it out of sight.
Today I hung it up where each day I can see
With determination and motivation
Very soon it's gonna fit me!
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MABELLE87 5/1/2012 9:20PM

    i liked you poem

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GR8TAWK 4/12/2012 9:16PM

    Thanks for sharing.

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 4/11/2012 2:52PM

  Yes, it will fit you soon. You know, you can also tell if your losing weight by your clothes. Exercising and building more muscle has an affect on the numbers on the scale plus how your clothes fit.

The scale may not show any weight lost but your clothes may fit better because you are building better muscle tone and strong muscles which weighs more then fat but takes up less room then fat.

So, you are losing fat but building muscle which is what you want

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MCJULIEO 4/10/2012 10:50AM

    Go get 'em, girl!

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IMPROVINGME 4/9/2012 11:32PM

    Pretty soon you will be in that blue blouse! Good motivation to hang it up in front of you so that you'll see it.
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CLAVINOVA 4/9/2012 10:22PM

    That's a great motivation to think that each 1/4 pound is a stick of butter! Thanks for sharing that and love your poem! Have a great week.

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BRENDAF761 4/9/2012 10:06PM

    Love your poem! Keep at it Pat! Celebrate every weight loss! emoticon emoticon

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GAILRUU 4/9/2012 9:56PM

    I would be very happy to lose 3 sticks of butter! Any progress is good.

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GLITTER60 4/9/2012 9:47PM

    i increased my exercise also. this weigh in i gained weight. it was more than 3 sticks of butter. but today i exercised in the morning and in the afternoon.

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GINNAR 4/9/2012 9:45PM

    You are doing great! Just keep at it. Even going down 2 sticks of butter in a week will add up quickly. You also are probably building some muscle which will help you burn those calories quicker. Congratulations!

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SHAKENMA 4/9/2012 8:40PM

    Nice poem--great motivation. Keep moving forward.

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VINGRAM 4/9/2012 7:30PM

    3 sticks of butter ... That is a lot when you look at it! emoticon

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CCINDICANE2 4/9/2012 7:27PM

    You are not eating enough. Increase your calories and you might see a bigger loss. I highly doubt sp is telliing you to eat less than 1200 calories a day.

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GEEKYGRANDMOMMY 4/9/2012 6:42PM

    Loved the poem.

I can imagine the butter and now think even 1/2 pound lost is good.

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