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first month... one pound???

Monday, March 04, 2013

well, i was right, i thought i would feel crummy, and i do...

i have been at this for one month now... i lost ONE pound. yes, it is one pound gone, but gosh, i was so hopeful like it is the "norm" that the first month it is quite common to lose up to 10 pounds. i know, every body is different, i know that i have "yo-yo'd" a lot of my adult life, i know that i am 45 years old.

i have worked out at least 5 times a week, doing cardio, strength and yoga. the only thing i probably could go down on my calorie, fat, protein, carbs. spark says that i could eat between 1,800-2,100. maybe i need to do 1,700-1,800 calories?

on the positive side, i lost some inches.

THREE in my chest (which i really would like to keep!)
TWO in my waist
TWO in my tummy
TWO in my hips
ONE in my thigh

yes, i feel better, have more energy, ect, but i am still a "scale" girl.

i am so scared that i will only lose a pound a month! i want to lose at LEAST 5, or more.

i know my body is fighting me, my body is thinking, "hang on guys, she won't do this for very much longer, then it will be back to bon-bons, and sitting on the couch." i am just frustrated... i so want to lost 30 pounds by this summer. feeling a little down.
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    Those "inch" losses are Hugh. emoticon .
    Here is a question .... Would you rather have
    A) 10# weight loss and current jeans
    b) 1# weight loss, loss fitting jeans and leaner muscles that will keep burning fat cells.

    Your non emoticon victories are worthy of a emoticon .
    emoticon you are doing great!
    1838 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/9/2013 11:06:59 PM
    emoticon emoticon
    1843 days ago
  • RX_2_RV
    Lost inches is major progress to be proud of! The scale and I have a hate-hate relationship so I am weighing myself monthly instead of weekly. I hit a similar plateau in February...3 weeks, NO weight lost. I freaked out for a couple of days, then my spark friends talked some sense into me. The plateau coincided with a major increase in activity, which sounds similar to what you are doing now.

    Ultimately, the most important things to me are how I feel (love those endorphins!), how my clothes fit, and that I am getting healthier every day. Even if the scale does not not move, I am moving toward a better, healthier, happier me. Eventually the scale will catch up with how you feel too. Never give up! You CAN do it!
    1844 days ago
    I've been where you are. I cycle through "oh, I lost inches, the scale doesn't matter" until I don't see changes on the scale for awhile then I suddenly am obsessed with that stupid thing and it's lack of being on board with things. But then my pants start to fall off and I remember that the scale is a moron and I have no patience for the stupid (scale).
    1844 days ago
    You actually had Non-Scale Victories.
    1844 days ago

    The first month is always rough but that's when your determination has to be at it's highest peak. Your train of thinking is right on, I also suggest to cut the counts down. I'm a up and down girl myself, meaning I lose 40 lbs and it stays off for about year and then I say forget about eating healthy and I gain the weight back. This time tho I'm just going to make it my permanent way of eating for life.

    I suggest dropping your calorie count down to 1550-1700 and keep exercising as you are, with that change I'm sure you're get the results you want.

    Hang in there!

    1844 days ago
    Don't give up. Gaining muscle means burning calories faster and right now you are gaining tons of muscle. The inches lost show that you are making progress in the right direction. Enjoy the little successes. emoticon
    1844 days ago
    Do not be discouraged emoticon
    1844 days ago
    emoticon emoticon ...give it time..you willl be werer you want to be if you keep pushing!
    1844 days ago
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