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SO Frustrated With December!!

Sunday, December 09, 2012

I have been being a good girl this month. I have been on the lower end of my calorie range every day, and I have done 35-60 minutes of cardio every single day. My goal is to lose another 10 pounds this month, but here it is, Dec. 9th, and I'm only down 1.4 pounds (and even that is iffy because that was the weight one time I stepped on the scale, but the first time I stepped on it this morning showed me up from my Dec. 1st weight!). I think I need a new scale, but, in addition to that, I just can't seem to lose any weight right now.

I had a good month in November and lost 13.4 pounds, so maybe 10 pounds this month was unrealistic, and, honestly, not gaining weight this month will be a first. However, I want to stay on track with my weight loss goal, and not losing 10 pounds this month will throw things off. Plus, I must admit, there is a little voice that is telling me, "Why stick to your plan when you aren't losing/are gaining weight anyway???" The combination of that and already missing all my Holiday baking traditions is stressing me out.

Thankfully, a slightly louder voice is telling me to stick with things and I'll eventually go down... that I'm retaining water and my scale is messed up, but I'm still on track as far as losing fat. The thing is, I've felt thinner the past week or two, so it has been really disappointing that the scale hasn't reflected that.

I think I'm going to try to not weigh myself until Saturday and hope that the scale shows some sort of loss then. I'm also going to work on mentally readjusting my December goal. Because I was over my Nov. goal by 3.4 pounds, although I'm still going to strive for a 10 pound loss this month, I will (try to) be happy if I can manage a 6.6 pound loss, which would give me a 10 lb./month average loss over November and December.

I also might bite the bullet and order a new scale... there is one online for a decent price that measures not only your weight, but also your body fat, muscle mass, bone mass, and body water.

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WISHICOULDFLY 12/15/2012 8:31AM

    FIRST, The Scale Issue:

I always weigh in first thing in the morning in the same type of pajamas (and AFTER using the bathroom). I place the scale in the exact same spot on the floor (lined up with tiles) and get on the scale left foot first. I do this twice and if the nubers are the same, I go with it. If they are different, I go for 2 out of 3. I also noticed that once the battery get a little low, the different n.readings happen more often. Maybe yours needs batteries?

SECOND, your progress is amazing. emoticon

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SONIA260 12/9/2012 10:15PM

    keep reminding yourself of all the progress that you truly are making in changing your lifestyle :) You have the right attitude, yeah it can be discouraging at times, thus tempting to fall back into old ways, but you are doing so well staying the course :)

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EUEK098 12/9/2012 7:20PM

    This is the big test, the scale does crazy things, but the key to defeating it is sticking to the plan, kick the scale and that voice in your head in the butt, and stick to the plan. Glad to hear the bigger voice is speaking loud and clear.
The plan has been working for you, the body might just need some adjusting time, and in the mean time, use some other forms to track your progress, like measurements.

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KERRIELYNN719 12/9/2012 5:54PM

    I have issues with my scale. I swear it lies to me constantly. I get so frustrated when I weight myself daily because it fluctuates horribly. But I have the inability to wait until a specific day of the week to weigh myself. I just never know what to do.

Just stick with it....you know it will come off eventually...

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