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Day 18 - Down another 1.2 pounds

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Yesterday was a pretty good day. Ate within calories, drank water, and got in a walk. I weighted in this morning and lost 1.2 pounds last week. MTD weight loss per week below (but I think the first week is 2 pounds too generous).

Week 1: -4.2
Week 2: -3.0
Week 3: -1.2

I had a fair week last week for performance and I ended up with a fair weight loss. I earned that. Nothing more.

My son started swimming lessons last week. He really enjoys it. This morning he asked me if I’d go with him into the adult pool. Now the reality is that I can’t do that since we don’t have a membership we’ve just paid for his classes, but it was a little sad. At my weigh I really don’t feel like I should go swimming with him. I don’t want the other kids to make fun of him and I don’t want to embarrass myself. I also realized that I probably never will be able to wear a swimsuit without making him embarrassed. Even if I lose all of the weight, I will have tons of lose skin or scares from skin surgery. It was a bit sad, but realistic. I did this to myself. It is stupid to think there are no consequences.

Ironically, this the visualization this evening the SpartCoach was:
Today, visualize yourself walking along a beach, wearing a bathing suit and feeling zero discomfort or shyness about showing off your body that you've worked so hard for. Your confidence is high, and you're not even thinking about your body; you're simply enjoying the moment.

I can't visualize this.

Health Progress MTD
1. Eat within calories (streak 12 days; 16 of 18 days this month)
2. Cardio (streak 23 days; 18 of 18 days this month)
3. Drink water (streak 9 days; 12 of 18 days this month)
4. Wear pedometer and track steps (streak 78 days; 18 of 18 days this month)

Three happy things:
1. DVR
2. Incline on the treadmill
3. Mio
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    Congratulations on the weight loss.

    Now for the swimming part. GF, what you wrote made me sad too. I know that some children are naturally ignorant and cruel, like their ignorant and cruel parents, and they make fun of everyone and they will certainly find any excuse to make fun of you and your child no matter what you do. People like this were meant to be ignored. Your job is to teach your child not to judge anyone by their appearance or weight. Your son loves you. He wants to share a fun experience with you and you should find a swimsuit and get into the water and teach him that people are still loveable regardless of size.

    This is your exercise for today - visualize you and your son on the beach. You are holding hands and laughing. You are wearing a swimsuit and, yes, you are overweight, but you are too busy to worry about what what others think of you because you are playing in the sand and running in the waves and sharing moments and making memories that will last a lifetime and beyond.
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    Congratulations on your weight loss!

    I know when I lose the weight, I will have extra skin. I'm exercising, doing lots of strength training, and trying to lose at a slower rate so that I can be as firm as possible, but at my age (almost 52) I know my skin isn't as elastic as it was when I was younger. But I can live with that. Even though I'm not at my goal yet and still have a lot of weight to lose, I am feeling so much better in just about every way. So try to focus on how much better YOU are feeling as you lose the weight. Its not just about how you look, its about how you feel, and about being healthy.

    Obviously, no one wants to have excess skin after losing weight. But I'd rather be healthy and have the extra skin than to be unhealthy and have the extra weight.

    Keep going, you're doing great!
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