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I want to quit but I came to far


Monday, January 28, 2013

Ok I didn't go to far 7 pounds isn't a lot. But I wanna give up after gaining 3 pounds seemingly over night that won't go away. Gggggrrrrr.......okay So my plan isn't working out to well which bites. So I'm taking a cheat day, today for a break kinda as a chill pill from all this cause I think I'm stressing myself about losing wieght. Then get back on track tomarrow and hopefully with less doubts in my head and not wanting to give up.
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MEETSADMAMA 1/28/2013 11:37PM

    7 lbs is a great start =]

Yes...it IS extremely frustrating when we have a gain, especially a big one. There are a few things to take into consideration. 1st thing is 1st, 2 weeks of a month are fake #'s (or that's what I call them). Because of our menstruation cycle, we have to ignore some of those #'s. For most women the trend is the week before and the week during are the 2 that really throw the #'s out of whack. If you find your trend you'll know what to expect and when. It's the overall monthly weight that will give you your overall picture of how you're doing. Weekly weigh ins just help you to know where you're at =]

Another thing to consider - if your fitness level was in the past low, but now you're working hard, the muscle can replace the fat and you'll see a gain sometimes but it's not a bad gain if it's muscle that was gained. Muscle helps burn more fat while you're at rest. You will lose fat and gain muscle at the same time - just sometimes the muscle gain gets ahead of the fat loss and you'll see a # that looks like it's bad news but that's why it so important to also monitor your fitness levels as they increase and to check your measurements too. The scale can misinterpret and distort your real results.

Don't get discouraged!! You may be just starting out, but think about how much you've achieved already in this amount of time...now think ahead to a month from now and think about how much more you can achieve again. Giving up is to fall back into old ways and would mean that you're not ready to become the person you want to be and deserve to be.

Everytime you doubt yourself and feel like you're not going forward again, please keep this in your mind (this is how I've pushed myself to keep going this time - and I've quit more times than I can remember)...

It's not about being perfect - it's about being better than you were yesterday. As long as you continue to reach towards your goals, the closer you can get to them. If you're completely focused on your goal with no doubts on if you will reach them, you can't miss. But if you're busy watching everything around you that can get in your way, chances are you will get knocked down before you get there. Keep your eye on the prize and want it enough to keep your attention forward =] You CAN do this because you WANT to do this!!

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CABBIT692 1/28/2013 8:29PM

  No intentions of cheat weeks hated feeling like a chipmunk now I just feel fat I think that right there is the biggest reason to keep going I hate how it feels

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CANES4EVER63 1/28/2013 8:27PM

    7 pounds is a lot! Every amount lost is a lot, keep up the great work!

A lot of people do cheat days, so I think it's ok that you take one. Just don't let your cheat day become a cheat week!

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ELP1210 1/28/2013 8:24PM

  7 pounds is a lot! Just put things in perspective, your down 5 and that's what matters! Keep going! emoticon

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