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Saturday, January 12, 2013

After having a bit of a panic attack (well - not really - but it sure didn't feel good) about gaining when I've been doing EVERYTHING right, I've settled down. And weighed myself again - for the official weigh-in of the Biggest Loser Challenge for the team: Working Out at Home. I went down from that supposed +2 gain. And down 0.2 from my SW.

emoticon Scales - We know we should just not look at them, but what other way to we have to notice small, incremental change? Inches take too long to add up - and that weekly "I lost one pound" keeps us going 'til we can see/feel the loss in other more tangible ways.

I'm reminded of my seed-starting projects for my organic garden that our family grows every year. We plant the seeds and take care of them diligently. Some seeds - like basil - sprout almost immediately. It's so fun to watch this happen. Others, like eggplant, can take weeks. We almost give up on them and plant another batch because surely something went wrong. Then one morning they arrive. Just one at first, but it gives us hope. Then another. And another. Before we know it, a whole flat of eggplants have sprouted.

I think I'm going to print and post a picture of an eggplant plant somewhere visible (maybe my screen saver!) to remind me constantly that not all progress is immediately visible.

Happy weekend!

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PENNYRILE77 1/12/2013 3:45PM

    I gained the 0.2 you lost! Love the eggplant analogy!

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BATCHICK 1/12/2013 12:11PM

    ugh, I needed this positivity today! I have gained consistently over the past 5 weeks of tracking, working out, eating within range, etc. I will visualize myself as an eggplant... I won't give up on myself!

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