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Monday, January 28, 2013

I have worked so hard this past week. I ran 12 miles, I did yoga 3X, and I ate...ok. Ok, I didn't track everything which is most likely my downfall. I've also noticed that I eat a fair amount of sodium daily which I know is terrible. I weighed myself yesterday, and I was down another pound. Today I weighed myself, and I'm the same weight. SOOOOO frustrating, especially with all of the running and exercising I've done. There are improvements to be made. One, more consistent tracking of food, and two, drinking more water. Hopefully as I get these things back on track the weight will continue it's downward movement. I'm disappointed, but not discouraged. I will do this :)
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LOTUSBURGER 1/28/2013 5:07PM

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OLIVIANIGHT 1/28/2013 4:21PM

    I suggest (to anyone who will listen) using measurements other than the scale. Seriously, that thing is fickle! It changes according to the time of the month, the temperature, the amount of sodium you ate, the amount of water you drank, how long since you last ate/drank, how much sleep you've had...sometimes I wonder why we listen to scales at all.
Instead I would go for non-scale indicators like measuring key points on your body (chest, waist, thighs etc) and watching the numbers shrink. Or maybe see how many pushups you can do or how long you can hold a plank and watch those numbers go up.
Alternatively switch to weekly weighing. It's unlikely that day to day changes in the scale are permanent changes anyway.

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PRETTYPITHY 1/28/2013 4:18PM

    I tend to take my lowest recorded weight for a given week because fluctuations like that are so frequent and discouraging. I think you lost a pound this week and should celebrate! Also, I'm forcing myself to track right now because, love it or hate it, it absolutely results in greater weight loss (for me). I don't know if it is because it forces me to think critically about everything I eat or what. In any event, good job on your loss and good luck this week!

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CDCSMITH2013 1/28/2013 12:24PM

    It's hard not to feel discouraged. I really do focus on that stupid number on the scale more than I should, in fact, I made a rule to only check once a week because too many things an cause major flucuations with me. Still, when my clothes are fitting any better, I don't feel any more fit than before, it's disappointing to see the scale not budge (that was my issue this morning). I don't know of any advice to make you feel better about it, but you aren't alone. Just keep doing what you know is best and most healthy and the results will eventually show.

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