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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

OK. So this week I gained .8 pounds. I know that's not a huge amount and that there are all kinds of reasons for fluctuations like this, but still... ugh. I'm down 9.8 overall so I'm OK with that -- not ecstatically happy, but OK.

My Medifast buddy was down another 3.5 pounds this week. It's been so awesome to have somebody to share this with and I'm glad that we're doing different things. I think I would feel worse today if we were on the same program.

We both braved a Happy Hour on Friday and a conference yesterday, so food has been a little extra challenging. Obviously these events didn't set her back, and I am back in the zone today.

Sometimes I’m afraid that if I have one thing it will open the floodgates and I’ll devour everything in sight. It feels like I’m walking a fine line right now, and even though I know what I need to do, the instant gratification “gene” is strong. I read in a magazine recently that you can think of willpower as a muscle that can be developed and become stronger the more you use it. I think mine is a wimpy kid right now, but I am aware of what’s going on in a way I haven’t been before, so that’s good.
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  • 3016DEBRA
    Don't get discouraged...everything is possible! emoticon emoticon
    2029 days ago
  • MIMMA_
    Remember, you and your buddy can be doing exactly the same things, and get completely different results -- because you're two completely different people! Your two very different bodies have their very own mechanisms for sustaining each of you.

    Next week, it could be you that has the big loss!

    I had a HUGE drop in my weight last week but this week, even though I did everything the same, I didn't have any drop at all. My body is adjusting itself. I'll just have to be patient until it's ready to move on to the next adjustment!

    Keep up the good work! 9.8 pounds is an awesome drop!

    Have a fantastic day!
    2031 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/23/2012 7:27:22 AM
    stay strong and stay the course
    you will be successful in the long run
    2032 days ago
    it will all balance out.
    the willpower thought is interesting.
    2032 days ago
    Fluctuations are a normal part of losing weight. If you're working out, you've probably lost fat but gained muscle, and that could cause you to have gained the extra bit of weight. Either way, I wouldn't worry about it too much. It sounds like you're doing a great job. Just remember... emoticon
    2032 days ago
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