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What am I doing wrong? What can I adjust?


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Seriously. What am I doing wrong? For a 43-year-old who weighs over 250 lbs, I should be dropping weight faster than I am. Week 1 was 2 lbs, week 2 was 1.4 lbs. Week 3 was a great week - 4.4 lbs. Then Weeks 4 and 5 were both 1.6 lbs. Week 6 was 1 lb. And its looking like Week 7 is also going to be less than 2 lbs.

I know I should be greatful that the scale is going down even though it is agonizingly slow, but I sure would like another really good week to help get the motivation back up. I think my body has adjusted to the routine. It must be time to shock it with a drastic change. I guess it is time to add more exercise. Since I know I have to go up and down a lot of stairs playing Magic Quest at Great Wolf next week, I am going to start practicing by going up and down the steps here in the office. I'm going to set my phone stop watch and see if I can do 10 minutes. Here I go......

......Well that didn't go so well. I only did about 1.5 minutes. I went up and down 4 times. It seems I will have to do this 6 - 7 times throughout the day to get to 10 minutes.
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FLUFFYWONKENOBE 3/22/2013 10:49PM

    http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_p
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Copy & paste the link in your browser . . . a blog post I made a few days ago.

If you consistently do something a little better today than you did yesterday, your body can't help but catch up eventually! In the meantime, celebrate the little victories!!

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MNNICE 3/20/2013 10:26PM

    You're doing great! Focus on the small goals and celebrate each one of those pounds you've said goodbye to! Persistence definitely does pay off, so hang in there!

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MOMMA-MOOSE 3/20/2013 9:27PM

    I'm almost 46 and weigh over 240 - I wish I could drop the lbs like that! I think you're doing great. It might seem slow to you but it's adding up.

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CAKEMAKERMOM 3/20/2013 8:36PM

    I started at 230, losing only about 1-2 pounds a week, even at the beginning. Media reality weight loss programs have many believing that "just a pound" is not good enough.

You're doing great! You're consistent and losing every week. Keep up the great work!

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AKATHLEEN54 3/20/2013 8:21PM

    I have to agree with the rest.... I think you are doing great!!! Slow is good and when you lose slowly it stays off! You are exercising and that is great!! I wouldn't be surprised if one day however, you do suddenly drop more. Keep up the great work! Don't give up!!

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JULIACOLLINS62 3/20/2013 2:22PM

    12# in 6 weeks ... That's emoticon .
My DH can loss that in a week of eating steak. But, I don't work that way. Being a female can be one reason that is an uncontrollable factor. But I see 12# in 6 weeks for a female as impressive results.
I'm happy to see you begin the exercise too. Steps are tough. Ease into a realistic program that starts with walking and add gradual hills seems to be a good place to start.
We live in a "microwave" society that want instant results. I like to promote an "enjoy the journey" philosophy.
I know emoticon ..... You use the tools of this site and hang in there. Perseverance.

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RESIPSA625 3/20/2013 2:12PM

    What has gone right? Do you have more energy or perhaps sleep better? Are you getting more exercise than you had been and dreading it a little less each time? Have you had bad things (like heartburn) ease up a bit? The scale isn't the only way our bodies respond to us "doing the right thing". Count EVERY little positive change that your new habits are inspiring and weight loss WILL follow in time!

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LOVE2MY3 3/20/2013 2:06PM

    It is much safer to lose weight a little at a time. Your weight loss is right on track! I know it would be nice to lose 10 lbs a week, but they say the faster you lose it, the more likely to gain it back. Just keep doing what your doing and you'll be closer to your goal every week! emoticon

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NOVAAMAN 3/20/2013 1:34PM

    Think of it this way, you won't need plastic surgery to remove excess tummy skin like you would if you were to lose it super fast. Slow and steady wins the race. emoticon

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