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The Day After...


Friday, January 25, 2013

Dear SP friends,

Good morning from Chicago! We have snow on the ground, and it's supposed to snow all day. I'm excited, even though my car-owning friends aren't, since this is the first actual snow we've had all winter.

Done with the weather report/opinion piece. emoticon

Thanks again for your wonderful suggestions regarding how to handle, not just eating out, but eating out for a special occasion. Although I blew certain elements (calorie count, chocolate dessert...), I did incorporate others. Ordered the salmon entree, and took half of it home. Ate only one piece of bread from the basket. OK, the bread wasn't great, but still. emoticon

The number on the scale was the same this morning as it was yesterday, and even though that's not always the best indicator, it was reassuring.

For me, the hardest thing about this whole process is staying honest. I'm still working on that.

Thanks again for your kind interest and suggestions, everyone, and have a lovely day!

Laura
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LAURITA1US 1/25/2013 8:30PM

    Thanks for your insight; I really want to stick with it this time, and learning how to handle the ups and downs is crucial.

Have a great weekend!

Laura

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ARCHIMEDESII 1/25/2013 1:29PM

    Hi, Laura ! Even if the scale did go up this morning, that doesn't mean you did anything wrong the day before. You're going to see many ups and downs on the scale as you lose. I can easily gain or lose as much as 3-4 pounds in a day because of a shift in my weight weight. So, don't freak out if you happen to see a two pound gain one day and a pound loss the next. Your weight is not a static number. it's going to go up and down. and that's perfectly normal.

I give all new members one piece of advice and it's this,"Don't look at good health or weight loss with an all or nothing mentality". If the only healthy thing you did for yourself today was drink 8 glasses of water, that's still a step in the right direction. No one ever became a healthy eater overnight. it's impossible.

Be patient with yourself as you would with others. change really does take time.

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