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Ok so it doesn't show up every week....

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Week 1: 1 lb down
Week 2: 1 lb down
week 3: .2 lb down SAY WHAAAT?? .2? Not even an entire stick of butter? piffle
Week 4: 1.2lb down that's more like it
Week 5: NOTHING zip Nada Zilch... I stayed the same. (envision steam coming out of ears)
Week 6: 1.4 down (hear that huge sigh of relief? And satisfaction?)
OK who's obsessed w/ the scale? um.... oh wow... yes that'd be moi!

Week 3 and 5 I was beside myself. What had I done wrong? Moreover, what had I done RIGHT on the other weeks that I hadn't done on those weeks? I looked at my trackers... hmmmm.... looks suspiciously similar all weeks. Well this is JUST NOT FAIR!

But what would I tell someone ELSE in this situation?
AHEM.... Dear... your body fat and the scale don't have watches and calendars. They don't say OMG it's weigh in day... GET READY. HERE SHE COMES!! Sometimes there is a lag in the results of all that hard work. But BEWARE! Equally sometimes there is a lag in the results of a week of indulgence. So the moral of the story?

PATIENCE. I need patience. Things often happen in their own time. Not MY time.
FOCUS. I need to focus on what I need to do to be healthy; let the scale follow along at it's OWN SLOW (sigh) PACE.
DETERMINATION. I need to maintain the determination I have, in spite of a disappointing scale.
FORGIVENESS. I will indulge. OK big deal, get over it and deal. Move on sistah!
HONOR. I need to honor myself for the work I've done. My cholestrol is now 160! My watch needs to have a link taken out (whooop di freaking do... I'm getting THIN WRISTS). I exercise more. I sleep better. I have more energy.
ENVISION. It's so very very far away but I'm beginning to be able to envision what life will be like at my healthy weight. Fewer aches and pains. No 106 blood sugars. Oh and yeah... i'll look a heckofa lot better. And the scale will smile at me one day.
Yeah. There's that.
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    Sometimes weight loss doesn't register on the scale for a while...are clothes fitting you FEEL lighter...the scale isn't everything....maybe for those frustrating weeks of no losses you could take your measurements and maybe see a loss with's a long, tough journey...but emoticon
    1767 days ago
    You have faced the enemy and it's the scale. Grab a tape measure and checkout what it has to say. emoticon You are doing great. emoticon
    1774 days ago
    Loved this! Why is it that 3 weeks of losses are suddenly forgotten if the scale doesn't budge the next week?! And girl, you go out there and ROCK those skinny wrists! You have earned them! emoticon
    1775 days ago
    What a terrific blog, I think we all have those moments on the scale that frustrate us. I like to look at the non-scale victories or as you've put it honor yourself. Those are often more telling than the scale. Keep up what your doing, it is obviously working!
    1775 days ago
  • FIT4MEIN2013
    Great post!!
    1776 days ago
    As always, it's fun to read your comments. It is very hard to keep in mind that these things take time. But it seems like you have an inner personal coach that's right on track. And remember, it's not about the finish's about the journey. Feel free to hit me now. :)
    1776 days ago
    Love your positive self-talk.

    Two weeks in a row, scale told me zero. However, tape measure said 2" gone from my waist. Ever since that, I recommend everyone add the measurement tracking!
    1776 days ago
  • J0ETTE
    WONDERFUL! this is so true. Loved reading this today. I havent stepped on the scale yet today, but I didn't behave yesterday... Lol needed this reminder to be patient with ME. :)
    1776 days ago
    Big Hair Texan what a great blog, you have taught us all some valuable lessons here...PATIENCE, FOCUS, DETERMINATION, FORGIVENESS, HONOR AND ENVISION!! I know we all can't wait to reach goal in our journey's heck, who feels like doing all this work???....but it is so worth it!! We need to honor those little accomplishments the non scale victories, they are huge victories to us and I'll take any victory I can get!! Envision, wow, with hope for the future and the full and healthy life style we all will live.

    What a great blog, thanks for sharing!

    1776 days ago
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