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Trying to not be frustrated

Sunday, January 06, 2013

I weighed myself today up 1.7 pounds. I have been working out daily. I was still sick the first 2 days of the week. I reevaluated my calories . I am trying to not get hung up on the scale. I have been stuck between 162-165 forever. If I don't see some changes in the scale I might change to the plateau buster. I feel good I have been much more active daily not just a few days a week. I am eating more fruits and vegetables. My fitbit one has really shown me how active I am. It has also helped me track my sleep which is gradually improving. I have joined the better sleep challenge and jump into fitness challenge. I have been consistently tracking my foods and fitness. I have been on SparkPeople Daily but one day when I was sick. I am still following Spark Coach. So hopefully next week the scale will be more cooperative. emoticon
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BARBARAWEBSTER 1/8/2013 10:31PM

    I love your pics, and the chair pic makes u look like the queen on her throne. Beautiful you! We are close to the same weight maybe we can work together on this. I need a reason to climb back on the wagon. I m working w my stupid smart phone and I really need my computer!!! Big hugs, B

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CHERYL_ANNE 1/7/2013 7:08AM

    If you're faithful in what you're doing and sure you're recording all the nutrition you take in - you will see results - even if they're not reflected in gravity (the scale).

Ignore it! Think NSV - non-scale victories. You will get there!

You may need to rethink your weigh-in schedule and go once a month.

I really had to pull myself back from weighing frequently because I would get so disappointed.

My husband pointed out one day when I was lamenting a faux-gain that there was no way I could have eaten that many calories to gain that much and it would eventually go away.

It really made me stop and consider things... :D

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CAMSEDGE 1/6/2013 9:24PM

    I was told by one of my nursing instructors that the body fought against weight loss in the Winter as this was a natural time for it to conserve energy stores...patience..and perserverance.. emoticon

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GEORGE815 1/6/2013 2:35PM

    Thinking about that fitbit thingamajig. I too ate smart and exercised more this week, only to find I had gained 1-2 pounds. Was kind of down. Realized I felt and looked better. So despite the weigh scale I will continue with my plan.

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CAMINOKRIS17 1/6/2013 11:29AM

    If you didn't look at the scale, would you feel better? Sometimes, I find myself pulling away from the scale, if I feel changes in my body...I don't always need the scale to say I am succeeding. You can also be building more of your muscles, so the fat is going away, but the muscles are right not keeping your weight the same.

but I also agree that plateau busters are a good idea!

Keep going, you really are motivating me!
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TORTISE110 1/6/2013 9:46AM

    Frustrating! I would look at salt, and persevere. Withslow loss comes slow gain later. Your healthy life style will pay off. Still, aggravating. Dislike plateaus too!!

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HOLLYM48 1/6/2013 9:29AM

    The scale drives me crazy so I have decided not to weigh for at least a month. I know very well that I didn't gain 2 lbs in a day so between water weight etc... it just doesn't pay to keep looking at the number! I am going to go by how I feel and how my pants fit and then stop worrying about it. It is just a number and I am not going to let it bother me! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ROSIEPD 1/6/2013 9:27AM

    Frustrating! But hang in there, you are doing everything right and it will show up sooner or later! On of my other spark friend posted a question she got from spark coach. "If there were no scales in the world, how would you measure your progress?" I bet you have some positive answers to that!
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SNS1968 1/6/2013 9:23AM

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