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My Scales are broken :(

Monday, March 04, 2013

I got on my scales on Saturday morning only to find out they are broken. emoticon

That's sad because they cost me so much...... emoticon

I know they are broken because they have said the same thing for the
LAST 2 WEEKS! emoticon

It was brought to my attention from a sweet friend of mine that I was NOT eating enough of my calorie range each day. OK.... old habits die hard people. emoticon

When I was young and THIN the way to lose weight was to drop the calorie range down below 1000 calories remember?! So when my calorie range with spark people states that my calorie range should be between 1630 - 1980 I automatically assume they have lost their minds and take control back to my standards of
"Drop Calorie Range / Lose Weight"
YES, I know that's the OLD way of thinking and most likely the largest part of my weight loss OR I guess I should say the LACK of my weight loss issue.

NEW PLAN...... Do what my sweet, dear, all ready been there and done that friend said to do and stay the plan. UGH....... weight loss SUCKS! emoticon
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  • BOPPY_
    New Tex Debbie,

    The plan works. You are keeping after it. That's great progress. Be diligent with the plan and it will pay off. You don't want it to work for just the next week or next year, but for the rest of your life. Part of being diligent is understanding that change does not happen immediately, and often appears, or is random – but it does happen. Goodness knows, I know this after 90 weeks. In fact, I was up in weight this morning. Dirty retso fretz! emoticon

    You are doing it; and we salute you. emoticon

    If you're interested in meeting a wider diversity of people, but who share with you the goals of long-term change in nutrition, fitness, and wellness, may I suggest:

    SP Diversity Spark Team –

    Lee emoticon

    P.S. Sarcasm is a great tool in coping with weight loss disappointment. I use it all the time. emoticon
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    Comment edited on: 3/4/2013 5:54:03 PM
  • MARY0825
    It's so hard to be patient for sure but it sounds like you are getting some good advice. As one of the other commenters already said - a lifestyle change is what we need. When I think how it will take me until over a year from now to reach my ultimate goal, I can feel overwhelmed. But then I think of how fast time seems to rush by and how if I had stuck with my plan last year or the year before that or 10 years ago, I would already be there. So, instead of worrying about how long it takes, I'm just learning more about the foods that help me feel better rather than worse along with helping me drop the pounds a little at a time. Next year will come one way or the other... the question is, will I be further along toward my goal? I want that answer to be "yes" this time. I keep using these motivational quotes (and many others) from the SP inspirational quotes area..."A year from now you will wish you had started today." and "If you're tired of starting over, stop giving up."

    You can do it! Eat food you love that is also good for you and will fit into your plan (and eat enough of it, of course). I know the scale will eventually heal itself. :-)
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    Yep, sometimes weight loss sucks, but then other times, it's all SO worth it.

    We all keep telling each other that this is not a race, but I think sometimes it's hard to remember that. So, I'll say to you: this is not a race, my friend. It's not a challenge to see how much you can starve yourself to get the most weight off. This is a search for a lifestyle you can live with for decades, and you can't live on under 1000 calories a day for very long.....
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    Good Luck on your journey!
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