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Weight Gain --- Positive Thoughts!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

So when I stepped on the scale this morning and saw my weight gain of 1.8lbs I felt the immediate pangs of dissapointment and hopelessness. I decided right then and there that I WOULD not let myself fall into the trap of the same pattern of quitting and depression that always comes from my first gain after starting to lose again. SO I turned my thoughts around! I started to think about how great I have been feeling, how my clothes are fitting better, how I can put on the coat that I haven't wore since BEFORE I was pregnant! How even with this weight gain I am no where near where I was. How 1.8lbs isn't even 2 pounds and if I work SUPER hard this week I can still be in ONEderland by my baby girl's first birthday next weekend. I have said it a thousand times, this is MY time, I AM DOING IT, no matter how long or how many times I mess up I am sticking with this until it becomes a lifestyle NOT a diet! So here I go....ready to take on the world and have an AMAZING week...I might even weigh in on Monday's again so I don't have the excuse of not weighing in until Wed and cheating on the weekend. I can do this, I am doing this for me!!! :)
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  • AME4IT
    you are doing a fantastic job. we all fluctuate a few pounds. keep your head up - like you are - and keep truckin'. rock it!
    1860 days ago
    Just a fluctuation!!! Keep Sparkin'!!
    1864 days ago
    sometimes our weight fluctuates. if we see a 1 time weight gain as a reason to quit we are robbing ourselves of so many opportunities to make better choices.
    1864 days ago
    Me too! Almost exactly- I have an old fashioned scale so I can't tell decimal points. But it was definitely about 2 lbs that I gained. Initially I was very disappointed, but like you I decided to use it to motivate myself to get back on track. Thank you so much for your positive attitude!
    1865 days ago
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  • MOM2OR
    That's fantastic! Just keep thinking positively like that and you'll get there. Maybe the pound was just water weight or maybe even never know. As long as the clothes is fitting and feeling good, that's all that matters! Don't give up! emoticon emoticon
    1865 days ago
    Don't let the scale control your life. It's how you feel. and Muscle weighs more than fat.
    1865 days ago
    One thing to also remember is that you might be losing fat but gaining muscle with increased exercise and in time that will balance. The more muscle the more you will burn fat.
    I am glad you are seeing that the numbers are less important than how you are feeling and the fact you are losing inches. WTG!!!!
    This is your time and be happy for you.
    Hugs and smiles
    1865 days ago
    Great attitude shift. Stick with it and you will succeed.
    1865 days ago
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