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Wow - that little ticker sure is a motivator!!

Sunday, January 06, 2013

I have to say that yesterday was a hard day for me and I don't know why. I have been doing good all week; yesterday was good too. Had a great workout and ate healthy. But as the day went on, I was just feeling more and more blah. Started getting down on myself, started getting negative. Looked in the mirror and all I could see was giant belly fat.

Sundays are my check-in days. I rely on my measurements now, but I still step on the scale as well. It works for me, since I can see that I'm losing inches even if the scale doesn't move. I changed my ticker from pounds lost to inches lost. It was a good check in! I've lost 4.5 inches and I've lost a pound! My ticker has moved! WOOT! emoticon

That's great news, right? But I still feel down and I'm trying to pinpoint why. It's not because I expected to lose more. It's not because I didn't lose as much. It's not because I expect miraculous results.

Hmm.... I think it's because it's such hard work for so little. I know the weight didn't appear overnight and I'm not going to get rid of it overnight. But I busted my *** this week at the gym. Maybe I did expect more. But I've also realized this weekend that I've still got work to do with improving my eating habits, especially lunch.

Was planning to take a day off today and enjoy a lazy Sunday, but that ticker of mine has motivated me to get in a quick workout! Just have to keep going. emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LEIAWINS 1/11/2013 7:28AM

    I know that feeling... I'm with ya.... yet.. discipline and perseverance will bring results, good on ya!!!!

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LANACOTTA 1/7/2013 5:36AM

    The holiday season always gets me down. Lack of daylight, interrupted routines, all sorts of reasons why. But the days are getting longer and there is more time for being outdoors, so take a long walk in the sun (hopefully!) and that should perk you up.

Congratulations on your inches lost.... keep going... you're doing fine!

Comment edited on: 1/7/2013 5:37:24 AM

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MARYBETH4884 1/6/2013 5:36PM

    Non scale victories are what keep me going some months!

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VICKI-BISHOP56 1/6/2013 5:12PM

  You did great!!! Losing inches is more important than losing pounds anyway. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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K1TT3N 1/6/2013 1:30PM

    Wooohooo that's great ..... I like the ticker change idea .. Thanks for sharing

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