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I've experienced the "Dreaded Week 2"

Monday, January 14, 2013

I've watched several seasons of Biggest Loser and it is common knowledge that the participants struggle during their second week. Thank goodness I know this or I would be in a big state of depression. I have been fully and completely committed on this weight loss journey. Sure, I am "only" on Day 12, but it's been a great past 11 days. Let me rephrase that, "It was a great 7 days and a mediocre at best last 4 days."

I know better than to let it get me down, but it's sure hard not to. The secret to success for me is to plan my meals and my workout schedule. All of that is set and ready to go, so I am hoping this week will see more positive results. Another component of my success is having my husband on board with me (for once). He too has struggled with week 2, although not as bad as me, and I definitely want to keep him encouraged. Sure, I should be able to do this on my own, but let's face it, it's soooo much easier if your husband follows suit.

To all of you who kicked this thing off on New Years, good luck in surviving Week 2. If we can get past this, we are well on our way!
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CHERYL_ANNE 1/15/2013 11:57AM

    Every step you take, no matter how small, adds up! Every time you log your nutrition, every time you drink enough water, every time you make a healthy fuel (food) choice as opposed to an unhealthy one, every time you measure/weigh/portion out your food, every time - it all adds up to you become the healthiest you can be.

Sometimes you lose weight. Sometimes you lose inches. Sometimes nothing happens. Keep your eye on the prize of becoming healthy and doing all that you can to achieve that goal. The weight will take care of itself.

I encourage you to keep a tape measure by the computer so you can measure yourself and record it. You might be surprised!

For example - in mid December it didn't look like anything was happening for me, and feeling a little discouraged I pulled out the tape measure. By the time I was done recording the figures, I realized I'd lost a whole inch! That means it's gone! Gone for good. And then a couple weeks after that, I lost a pound. And just this morning, another pound.

And you are absolutely right how much easier it is when the household is on board with becoming healthy. In fact, my husband and Mom both decided to become gluten free with me even though I am the one with the wheat (and other grains) allergy. So it means a lot to have that support!

PS - Sometimes I feel like the only person who doesn't watch The Biggest Loser - so there are a lot of references on SP that just fly over my head because I have no frame of reference. :D

Have a great Tuesday!

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