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Sunday, February 03, 2013

SO today is the start of a "solid" week two. What do I mean by that? Well the past week was the only week where I actually stayed within my calorie range for the ENTIRE WEEK!! emoticon Therefore, I am calling it my SOLID week one, even though I actually attempted this weeks earlier.

I got on the scale Friday morning as always, and was pretty disappointed. Not even an ounce lost! I was exactly where I had started. I don't get it! Grant it the rain made it extremely hard to exercise this week (only got out once) but I'm cutting out at LEAST 500 calories a day! And I'm very tight with those calories. I make sure that if anything, I'm tracking more than what I'm actually eating. So the issue is not that I am eating more than I think..

I am bummed that I didn't drop a measly pound but the good news is I feel MUCH better. I am much less bloated. emoticon

This week I will do the morning walks again. It looks like the rain has subsided. And I'd like to stick to the lower end of my caloric intake. I WANT TO LOSE A POUND!! PLZ let this week be the week! I need some positive feedback from my body! Trying to stay positive but it'd be nice to have some sort of response from my dear body! Isn't the first week of really changing habits the week that's supposed to respond the most?! emoticon

K, so goal for this week:
1200 calories/day
exercising at least 4 days of the week
drink a 2 liter bottle of water/day

Have a wonderful week people!!!
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    I don't think the scale always responds timely. When you eat poorly, sometimes it takes a while to show up ... when you focus and stay in your range and exercise, sometimes it also takes some time to show up. The best thing I have done for myself is put the scale in the linen closet. I pull it out twice a month. I've been stuck on a plateau for a while, but my size is dropping, I feel great, my doctors are thrilled, and quite frankly, I could care less what the scales says. I've dropped medications!

    1873 days ago
    Since weight fluctuates for a variety of reasons besides our fat percentage (and I am assuming that you want to lose just fat), then maybe you could weigh yourself 2 or 3 days in a row and then take the average?
    Or perhaps you could measure the body part that most responds when you lose weight? For example: I am most concerned about my waist and that is what I measure. Could be hips, I suppose, for some people.
    1873 days ago
    I used to weigh myself on Thursday mornings right after I pee'd and buck nekkid. Why Thurs??? It was close enough to the weekend to keep me motivated through it (ie, to stay the course and prethink eating social situations) and after the weekend, I have time to recouperate and get my head in the game if things got a wee bit off kilter. Maybe try that....and only weigh yourself on that day, at the same time.

    When you are losing weight, going on the scale everyday will be frustrating. On Maintenance, going on everyday is a tool to stay the course. Different phases utilizing the same tool...but most important on the journey are the non-scale victories...like those pictures!

    You are doing fine! Hang in there!
    1873 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/3/2013 7:53:51 AM
    thanks for your comments guys!
    just weighed myself again..up 3 lbs. don't know how this makes any sense?
    i took a pic of myself a week ago and just took another one now. i can definitely see a difference, but the scale just wont translate it. it's so frustrating! and I know that scales aren't exactly reliable, but it still bugs me to not only not see a change, but see a GAIN?!
    ugh, i guess i just have to keep trucking along. I'm not happy about it tho!

    Although, Annie, mullets do make me laugh!
    1873 days ago
    May I offer a non-typical suggestion based on my own experience?
    Yesterday (Saturday) my weight was .6 above the previous Saturday even though I ate within range and ran/walked 25 miles during the week.
    However, since I weigh myself every morning I know that yesterday's weight was just a blip. Who knows why. The important thing is that this morning I weigh 1 lb less than my lowest weight of any day of the previous week. It's that trend I'm looking for.

    If I only weighed on Saturdays, I would be discouraged and not know what to think, just like you.

    I know many people get upset at the daily fluctuations of a scale. I use it to my advantage. I'm in my 4th year of maintenance. By being aware of the daily changes and looking at the overall pattern, I think I get a much better picture of where I'm at.

    Hang in there!
    1873 days ago
    Hang in there!!!
    - the bloat is gone emoticon
    - you have more energy (at least that what it seems when I read things from you) emoticon
    - you have your roommates cheering you on emoticon

    "Things take time and patience they do" says Yoda emoticon
    Stick with your plan and things will begin to happen...you are on the right track! Rome wasn't built in a day! This is a marathon, not a sprint! Are there any other corny sayings out there???? emoticon

    Here....have a mullet
    Mullets make everything better when frustrated!

    1873 days ago
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