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Slow progress is still progress!

Sunday, June 02, 2013

I have lost 1.5 lbs. in the past two weeks, which I know in my head is not too bad, but emotionally I feel a little disappointed. I know it is progress, and that is all that really counts, but I want to weigh less than 200 lbs. as of yesterday!!!

My unrealistic expectations have tripped me up more than once, so I really need to work on this issue. I want to lose like 10 lbs. every week, LOL!!!! Wouldn't that be great?

My non scale victories are that my pants are definitely looser (I can actually pull them down without unbuttoning them! About two months ago, they were uncomfortably tight) I lost another half inch off my waist this month (Woo Hoo!) and I can walk longer now than I could at the beginning of the month. With that said, I know I have made progress. Like I said before, it was an emotional reaction at the number on the scale.

And that is all it is, a number on the scale.

My real progress is that I have been great at the healthy behaviors and feeling like I am worth the effort to change.
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    Sounds like you had a Fantastic month. Keep it up and your pants will be falling down in no time.
    1755 days ago
    emoticon emoticon don't let the scale stop u from maintaining all of your healthy new habits! i will take looser fitting pants any day over the dreaded number on the scale emoticon

    keep up the great work! you are awesome! you are worthy! emoticon
    1755 days ago
  • MARIANNE9855
    NSVs are the true test for us not the scale! its hard to remember that and its great when they both are in sync but I love feeling better- try making a list of your NSVs- I keep one on my phone and note every little change and then look at the list when I feel down- it helps so much to be able to see how your body and health has changed. emoticon
    1755 days ago
    I can very much relate to your feelings of disappointment. It is so difficult for emotional eaters (like us) to be happy with the scale when we are so anxious for it to read an unrealistic number.

    The one positive thought that I find really helps me through a situation like this is "The slower you lose, the longer you will likely keep it off" -I have found this to be so true in my experience. The phrase "easy come, easy go" comes to mind. If 10lbs could come off in such a short amount of time -it could come back just as quickly. -and that's kind of a scary thought.

    Congratulations on your 1.5 loss! Every inch matters in a mile. Keep it up, you're doing great! emoticon
    1755 days ago
    Your non- emoticon victories tell of great progress!

    I am rejoicing with you & for you!

    God bless you with continued success to goal!
    1755 days ago
  • CHERYLA2012
    What you said times 100 - slow progress is still progress - you WILL get there. Continue focusing on the non-scale victories as you spend time exercising both your brain and body. Know that you are so worth the time and effort that you expending to become the healthiest you can be!
    1755 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/2/2013 4:46:52 PM
    emoticon job on your 1.5lbs lost - a lost is a lost! Nope, not bad all but I do understand feeling disappointment when wanting to have lost more especially after working really hard!

    You will be in 1derland soon! emoticon emoticon

    Unrealistic expectations trip me up too but as you continue and grow every day, you will put them in check! I wish I could lose 10lbs. per month! I'll take that even LOL!!!!

    I love your NSV! Loser pants are ALWAYS hot! So are longer walks emoticon

    I personally think scales are the emoticon so I don't own one to drive myself crazy! I weigh-in once a month at the nutritionist and allow my clothes in the meantime be my emoticon

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