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discouraging weigh in

Monday, December 17, 2012

I weigh in each Sunday evening around the same time. Week 1 I had lost that first rush of water weight 6lbs to be exact, which was great. Last week which was week 2 I lost 2.5. So why in the world did I stay the same this week? I know all about homeostasis and plateaus but this soon in the game? Trust me, I was on point. Walked every single day as I had been. Ate between 1200-1500 cals all week long. Got rest. Why in the name of everything that is holy did I not lose ANYTHING?? Only thing I could think of is that I could be in need of a good cleanse. So that is on the agenda the day after Christmas. I'm trying real hard not to freak out. Today when I got to work I saw that they had baked my most favorite cake: yellow cake w/ choc frosting. I actually considered eating it. Because of course the moment I see no progress I think to myself "wtf is the poing?" But I have already come to far. Starting this venture during the holiday feast season and detoxing so that things that are good for me actually taste good. I can't blow it now. Today I am adding my favorite workout video Walking Off the Pounds with Leslie Sansone, back into the mix. I'm not going to over do it though. I am going to do it 2 or 3x's a week along with my power walk with the boys on the other days. I think that the walking has gotten much easier and I have been really pushing myself. But I think its time to get some other muscles involved. With the Leslie Sansone workout there is a lot of side squats and knee lifting etc. Arms get more involved. So I am hoping that this is what I need to get a little jump start. Anyway, I really blame it on all the yo-yo-ing I've done over the last several years. I had a feeling it would not be consistent. I've probably wreaked havoc on my metabolism at this point. DANG IT!!! I am so pissed today!
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    8.5 pounds lost in two weeks is a lot, your body is probably just playing catch up. Don't let it get you down, just stay consistent and the results WILL keep coming. You are doing great!!

    The thing that I have noticed in my weight loss is that I will lose a bunch of weight all at once and then it will stay the same for a week or two. It used to get frustrating, but then I noticed that during that plateau time is when I would actually start seeing the changes when I look in the mirror.

    Just keep at it, it takes a long time to lose weight the right way, but if you stay consistent, you'll be where you want to be before you know it!

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    1915 days ago
    Can I suggest that you change your weigh ins to mornings. Here is why. If you drank more water yesterday or ate foods with higher water content through out the day, it could change your results. I used to weigh in at night right before bed and found really unusual weigh in results. Now I weigh in first thing in the morning each Sunday this way what I eat or drink through out the day will not give me false results.
    1916 days ago
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