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First real challenge....

Monday, February 04, 2013

This past month I have been focused, seeing results at each weekly weigh-in.
I have been tracking every bite that goes into my mouth....and exercises too.
This morning the scale was not as forthcoming as I had hoped....a loss of .5 of a pound.
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So I took a few minutes and mentally went over my last weeks schedule.
I was hoping for at l-e-a-s-t a loss of one pound.

While contemplating....I also realized that this is when I start to sabotage myself, I'm thinking because of seeing little progress, I would soothe my pride with food, just a little here and a little there... thinking that it wouldn't make any difference because the scale showed such a minimal loss anyway.

This is a major time for me, because I know now, I mean I REALLY KNOW NOW....that I have to stay on course. It's almost as though when I met the first really challenging hurdle, I would side step it. Well, not this time buster!!!

Even tho' I stayed in my calorie range last week, I had a 'thing' for Ciabatta buns!
I fit them in, but somehow my instinct tells me to back off a little with the bread.
And more walking....more walking...more walking....can you hear that Lyn???....I said, MORE WALKING!!! Just DO IT!
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So today I started in earnest.... again.... emoticon

I'm looking forward to this week....I don't mind if you stop by and give me a boot in the butt to keep me going...it really would be appreciated , ya' know. emoticon

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AY_BEAUTIFUL89 2/5/2013 4:49PM

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AMBIENTRAYN 2/5/2013 9:52AM

    Don't forget about the numbers you CAN'T see, too. We've all been there, wishing for more visible/tangible evidence that we're working so hard! But as long as you're working out and eating right, you know that you're being good to your body and that's awesome.
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Hang in there, sis!
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ONLYTEMPORARY 2/4/2013 9:57PM

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BOOKWERME 2/4/2013 8:47PM

    When I gave up wheat (not totally, but almost), I promptly dropped five lbs and the up/down/up cycle seems to have stopped. It might be worth a try. Wheat we have in food today is NOT the same healthy whole grain of ages past.

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WATERMELLEN 2/4/2013 8:26PM

    I totally hear you on that bread thing Even when I'm within calorie range, if I've had a lot of simple carbs I gain weight . ..

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2JEN-MARIE 2/4/2013 6:53PM

  Push through the slow losses...and remember, you didn't gain, and you did lose a little! It's great that you took time to examine your week and choose to move forward responsibly instead of indulging your sense of disappointment. Good for you!
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NOTSOFLUFFYDAD 2/4/2013 6:48PM

    One thing I will tell you about breads.... actually two things..... carbs and sodium. Especially sodium because it causes water retention which equals weight. Even if you are drinking tons of water, sodium is a bad dude. Mucho hugz!

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GLORYB2014 2/4/2013 6:46PM

    Sometimes when the scales show just a bit of a loss or even a standstill, they will make up for it the following week with a big drop!
But whether they do or not Lyn, I'd go easy on the bread too!
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I'm like that with bagels, love them and yet know they'll contribute to my weight hanging around.
You're doing good, girlfriend, keep it up!
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