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Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Weighed myself again today AFTER a week of ramping up my exercise routine, after my resolution to go off SUGAR which I have been doing for about 2 months now, not perfectly, but almost, AFTER my decision to not eat meat or any animal based products, eggs, fish, milk....

I GAINED .2 lbs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I had a literal MELTDOWN this morning after weighing myself and seeing what the scale said. I Couldn't BELIEVE IT!!!! I had been SO GOOD this week (or so I think!!!!) but the scale doesn't lie???? right???? I mean my jeans have felt more loose all week, I had completely expected to lose this week, I truly believed I would see a reduction!!!! It is devastating to me that all this effort means NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!

I don't understand it! I am soooooo disappointed. disappointed in myself, disappointed in the depth of deception my own body perpetrated against me to make me believe I had been losing weight this week! Just disappointed!!!!!!!!!!

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 5/2/2013 7:38AM

    Just keep working with it. Concentrate on the non-scale victories (like your jeans fitting better).

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SKIDEE 4/1/2013 3:18PM

    You CANNOT rely on the scale that much! There are so MANY reasons for an increase on the scale when, in fact, you are making progress with reducing the fat content of your body and/or getting more healthy. For one think, sometimes our bodies just need a break and sort of create a stasis situation where everything goes into a sort of slow motion. But that doesn't mean that nothing good is going on. For one thing, if you have cut out sugar, your body is healing from any insulin resistance you may have had going on. That is HUGE in the health arena...and even when it comes to future weight loss! Water can be a factor; elimination (I know you know what that means) can be an issue...there are just so many. That is why many experts recommend that we not weigh ourselves very often but rather go by how our clothes fit. I understand your desire for encouragement and motivation from the scale...and if that is working for you, then GREAT! Keep doing it. But when it is NOT working for you, then you need to re-think how you do that. But I guarantee that if you keep on eating healthy (although your plan seems a bit extreme to me) you WILL eventually lose weight. Just remember that every year older we are, it takes more effort and more time to lose the weight that is caused by our fat. So be patient with yourself and try to encourage yourself and get motivation in some other ways. I hope this helps a little. Jo

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COWGRLKT 3/20/2013 10:39AM

    Maybe you are at your ideal weight.

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