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Fighting the depression....

Sunday, May 05, 2013

I have been so motivated! I want to stay that way, but I find the depression of not losing starting to effect me. I am still pushing! I am still doing all the same good things that I have been doing for 5 weeks, but the sadness over the scale is creeping up on me! I don't want to be stuck at this weight! I really can't complain, because I have noticed the other changes that are happening, but none of that will matter if I go back to the doctor and I haven't lost any weight. He won't believe that I am doing what I can to lose weight. He wants to see the numbers drop! So do I! I really like my doctor! But he can't see the changes I've made unless it shows up on the scale! I have gained back the three pounds that I lost plus one according to the scale! But I have lost 6.9 combined inches! I am glad for the inches, but I want the lbs!

I wish I could find a way to distract myself from the numbers on the scale! I know that everyone is going to get tired of hearing it. I am sorry! I hope that something happens soon so that I can stop stressing about this!

Tomorrows' another day! Keep on, keeping on!

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    I agree with the other comments about trying to focus on the almost 7 inches you have lost. You are doing great and soon that darn old scale will agree too!
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    1750 days ago
    Are you keeping a notebook or something with your measurements? Take that with you... Show the doctor. Six Inches???? That is AWESOME!!!
    If you are weighing every day, don't.
    Don't give up, tell the doc your energy level is better too... they will see...
    1750 days ago
    emoticon it is hard to not let the scale rule how we feel. I agree with Sumthingspecial.. how about show him your starting measurements and your measurements right before your visit.

    Take a copy of your exercise log.. Show him and your blood work should show your health improving also. A good doctor will encourage you and help you , not make you feel bad for just a number on a scale.. So many ways to measure your health improving.

    I hope the scale will move for you. Keep at it.

    1750 days ago
    I know that must be frustrating. Try to find other ways to measure your progress. I know there are times that that number on the scale doesn't mean anything!
    1750 days ago
    Keep trying my Friend. Grasp for any changes: energy level, clothes fitting looser. Maybe if you for get to weigh yourself you will be surprised next time you do. emoticon . Hugs. Jane
    1750 days ago
  • -WISPY-
    Sweetie, I feel for you. I was a scale addict when I joined Spark and weighed every day. It drove me insane and I joined a team, cant remember what it was called but we threw away the scales (some literally, some figuratively). It was hard at first, but we helped one another to stay away from those numbers.

    I only weighed at the Doc and as I go every three months it was always a pleasant surprise. I do lose slowly and daily weighing just does not work for me. It made me either depressed or elated depending on what they said.

    Sending big hugs.

    1750 days ago
    Look - just like you are detailing all you are doing - do the same for the doctor. If you need to - make a list.

    I've been changing the following things:
    >I've noticed the following changes/improvements in myself:
    >If your doctor is intelligent - he/she will see that those are definitely a step in the right direction and will be proud of you as they should be. Just keep it up - and don't worry about that scale - it will comply at some point. I think sometimes our fat is just too afraid to leave! It won't be that way forever.

    1750 days ago
    This is about you. But if you need to impress the doctor, other measurements speak too....will your heart rate, lung expansion? And try reading articles on plateaus and such on here....they might help. Apparently negative stress isn't helping. Fight depression every time you get up to go use the restroom or to get something to eat...reps there and back or jog a minute or two in place....:) can't hurt can it?
    1751 days ago
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