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Almost Half Way Through BLC14

Monday, May 14, 2012

So I went back to look at my goals for this competition. I have mixed feelings. When I filled out the "Getting to Know You" questionnaire, I was at 255lbs and my goal was to lose 30lbs (a very high goal, I know) during 8 weeks. However, I filled that out very early, and weighed in at 248lbs during week 0. Since I weighed in at 244lbs today at the doctor, I've either lost 11lbs or 4lbs. One of those numbers makes me feel awesome, and the other makes me feel like I've been wasting my time. I know any loss is good, but 4lbs in 4 weeks? That sucks. Ahh well, I can't do anything about what the scale says if I feel like I'm doing everything I can to stay on track with dieting and exercise. During the second half of the competition, my goal is simply to be out of a size 18 and back into a 16. I don't care what the scale says.
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EUEK098 5/16/2012 9:18PM

    Sometimes you just have to ignore the scale and use non scale trackers to measure your progress, and 4lbs isn't bad. Look at it this way, you'll be able to keep releasing weight at a steady pace longer than people who drop immense amounts at first.

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LOVEPASSIONLIFE 5/15/2012 3:59AM

    (And if it makes you feel any better, my goal was also super high (36 pounds) and I am chugging along at about 2 pounds a week. So I am nowhere NEAR where I need to be for my goal, either. I just have to keep reminding myself what I told you below! It really does help, at least for me)

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LOVEPASSIONLIFE 5/15/2012 3:57AM

    4 pounds in 4 weeks sucks?? Did you know that the *healthy* way to lose weight is 1-2 pounds a week (or up to 1% of your body weight)? Studies have shown that the longer it takes a person to lose weight, the higher the chances that they'll be able to keep it off!

I KNOW it's frustrating when the scale isn't moving as much as we'd like. But sometimes, it helps to attempt to override those emotions by looking at it rationally. That can be tough, but it can also make you realize that you ARE doing a good job and are losing weight the healthy way! Keep on plugging along--you're doing awesome and I know you can continue to do well :-)

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