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Tomorrow: First Weekly Weigh-In!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

I am not expecting miracles.
I am not expecting a big weight loss.
I am not expecting *any* weight loss.
I am not expecting anything, right?

I have to convince myself because the news has been bad every week on my scale for months, probably an average of 1-2lbs per week gained. (Not kidding! That's what you get when you stop tracking and stop working out. Too many calories consumed + too few calories burned = weight gain.)

But over time, I know it to be true, because I have lived it, there is also the corollary: fewer calories consumed + more calories burned = weight loss.

And that's where I'm headed, regardless of what the scale says tomorrow.

- my joints will feel better (did you know every pound of weight = 10 pounds of extra pressure on your joints? I didn't!)
- my back will feel better (I'm taking that on faith, it's got to feel better)
- my clothes will fit better (I know that for a fact. Been there! Done that!)
- I'll be more able to do fun things with my family this summer (warming up to my first bike ride in 15+ years, inspired by JJ's new bike-riding mania)

So. Time to focus on the future and take that first step onto the scale, knowing that whatever it says will be Okay.

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    Love it! Fabulous!
    1749 days ago
    I love your list! You can do this!

    1750 days ago
    Good for you for seeing all of the non-scale reasons to lose weight! I also did not know that 1 pound of fat = 10 pounds of pressure, but that would explain a lot! Good job keeping it all in perspective!
    1750 days ago
    It is tough not to let the scale dictate our feelings of success and failure. Just try to keep it in perspective!
    1750 days ago
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    Happy Saturday to You!11

    This is a GREAT plan of action. It's best when you write it all out like you've done bringing in accountability. You know where the problem is and you've made the plan to accomplish your goals. emoticon
    I'm so through with the scale! emoticon emoticon
    I need to keep it hidden. I'm almost at my goal weight yet that scale make me act like I'm at the beginning! smh emoticon So I need to leave it alone. Thanks for sharing your plan. I'm motivated by you!
    Enjoy a BEAUTIFUL Mother's Day! emoticon
    1750 days ago
    Great pep talk. When you *do* weigh in, write it down, and repeat the pep talk.

    Being able to do fun things, without having hurting joints and back, with clothing that fits? Priceless!

    YOU are worth it! It took me decades to finally get the connection: it is NOT the number on the scale that makes me happy. It is the behavior that leads to it: nourishing food, in appropriate quantities, moderate exercise in balance with that... and the all important positive self-talk. THIS... and it doesn't hurt to hug your kid! emoticon emoticon
    1750 days ago
    Your attitude is excellent! That's the very first step toward reaching a goal. Maintaining a positive attitude, even when things get hard, go wrong, or we have setbacks.

    Keep that happy, positive attitude, and you will persevere. You can do it! emoticon
    1750 days ago
    Amen! What a great outlook ,thank you I feel inspired truly. emoticon
    1750 days ago
  • EWL978
    You've got this down to a science!!! You are right not to expect miracles the first week....some people (namely ME) don't see any weight loss for a few weeks...of course, exercise and I haven't yet been introduced, so why should I expect bit things?

    I don't weight myself every week any longer....I see my doc every 3 months and we look at the scale together. He's very pleased (should I say "surprised"?) when we see the results, so that's what counts. Other than that, I've had to be new and smaller slacks and tops and BRAS, so I know that it's working and I don't care about the numbers.

    Good luck and let me know how you're doing.

    Keep on keeping on.

    1750 days ago
    Don't even get on the scale.....enjoy the non scale victories first! Go by the measurements and tracking of food

    Good luck with your journey
    1750 days ago
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