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Sunday, October 28, 2012

I want to lose 6 lbs in 2 weeks.

I NEED ENCOURAGEMENT!!!

Please, if anyone has any ideas about how I can get (and stay) motivated to do this... let me know! How can I be accountable? What should I do to keep up the momentum and push through into the 140's?

I have never, in my adult life, been in the 140's. I want to know what that is like!

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JENNY160 10/29/2012 5:13PM

    See sparkmail. Didn't want to post the response here in case it was too personal.

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JADOMB 10/29/2012 11:53AM

    Just wanted to add that I too seemed to have stalled at my last 10 lbs for awhile. Some, was due to me feeling I was doing so well that I could ignore my vigilance that got me to the point. So I tended to eat over or at the high end of my calorie level and I tended to allow my sodium to increase more often. So I think there was some self sabotage there. Plus, I just think our bodies reach these points and take periods of time to adjust to their new condition. For those that have lost more weight, it may come more often and last a bit longer. Remember, it wasn't all that long ago that your body had been used to being at a higher weight and condition.

Once I made sure I was back to being more accurate with my plan, I eventually started back to losing at a nice slow rate. Now that I'm at maintenance level, I even dropped a few bonus lbs and now I just keep an eye out to NOT go over 170 as I find my balance point. So just be patient and maybe just readdress your plan to make sure you haven't lost some focus. God bless

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BOOKWORM27S 10/29/2012 7:40AM

    I would recommend writing down your action plan, then write out your menu plan, and a visualization scenario of what it would feel like if you stepped on the scale and saw the 140's. I find if I write out my "perfect/ideal" daily food plan.... I'm more likely to stick to it when I see it in black and white. Keeping the visual food blogs have done wonders to curb my mindless eating. Just seeing my food intake at the end of each day really makes me aware of all the calories/volume I'm consuming.
I've condensed all of the suggestions into an e-mail that I sent myself. So I start out every day sipping my coffee, reading over my daily goals, food plan, mantra, and my "fantasy" scenario of reaching my goal weight. It doesn't have to be too long, but really be descriptive in your goal weight scenario. I find it gets me motivated every time I read it, and I get excited to start the day off right.

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ERIN1957 10/29/2012 6:03AM

    Do you want it off quick and have it return with a vengeance? Or do you want to own the 140's ? You are a smart woman, educated and determined. Keep doing what you do. If anything increase 15 minutes of a hard work out. But if you deny yourself with what you have shared here with your issues, it will come back at you in a greater way. Stay the course...you got it going on trust in yourself!

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ROCKMAN6797 10/28/2012 11:15PM

    Keep at it, you will get there!

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JADOMB 10/28/2012 5:34PM

    Instead of going for that fast last minute sprint, just keep on with the slow but sure loss. The only way to lose that much in that amount of time is to have a 1000+ daily cal. deficit for two weeks. That's not healthy.

So just stick with the plan and you'll reach your goal in a month or so, but it will be a more permanent and healthy loss.

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SCHUBERTR1 10/28/2012 4:42PM

  why isn't wanting to feel good enough?

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WILLOWBROOK5 10/28/2012 3:00PM

    Here's the thing, the closer you get to goal, the harder the last lbs can be. You have lost a lot of weight! That is fabulous, and you need to really give yourself credit. But at your lower weight, you don't have the same amount of calories to play with and drop the pounds. And I do think our bodies resist certain weights. It was really hard for me to get past 150 and then 140. At 138, my body went on the mother of all plateaus. Hang in there, Think of all the benefits of a healthy weight. There are all kinds of advice for getting off a plateau, but the main thing is to keep doing what you know will lead to weight loss, whether you tweak what you eat and how you exercise or not.

Getting to your goal healthy and happy is more important than getting there by a set date. Think how thrilled you would have been when you started on your weight loss journey to be where you are now! Those 6 lbs will come, hopefully sooner than later, but in the meantime be gentle with yourself, make healthy choices and enjoy where you are now.

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RUNNERRACHEL 10/28/2012 2:50PM

    Relax....every time I lose weight it happens when I'm relaxed. Focus on making good choices for your body. Focus on the foods that make you feel your best and don't eat the ones that make you tired, lethargic, crash, etc. For me, that means not eating sweets--cookies, pastries, candy, cake, ice cream, frozen yogurt, etc. When I do that, I notice my body is much more able to lose weight...for some people, it means watching salt intake and avoiding chips, etc.

Strength training. Circuit training. Lots of stretching, yoga, core strength. Move every day. Cardio. Do what you love and makes your body feel its best.

The 140s will be here before you know it. Don't get hung up on the scale. Do what makes you feel your best and you will lose those 6 pounds. Don't focus on the time frame or the number on the scale. Just do what you need to and it will happen naturally.

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