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Monday, June 24, 2013

Okay – so I admit I’ve had a bad couple days. I haven’t been tracking consistently and I know I made some bad food choices (were all those potato chips really necessary, Martha?). I’d be far more willing to forgive myself except that a couple of bad days managed to equal 2.5 pounds on the scale this morning. Water weight, salt, etc. etc. I know of these things rationally. Rationally enough that I’m not even putting it in my weight tracker. (I only record my weigh in once a week, though I may check it more often). Irrationally, I am frustrated and mad at myself. Especially because I’ve been hovering at or just over the 50 pounds lost mark and gaining 2.5 pounds means I’m back to 48 pounds lost.

Wouldn’t it be nice if weight loss was something that you only had to do once? Hey, I got to my goal weight! Check the box. Move on. Glad I don’t have to worry about that anymore! Unfortunately it doesn’t work that way (she sighs).

So… back to the grind and trying to lose those extra couple pounds...

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  • KANOE10
    I am working on up pounds also. We all go through times when our motivation is low and we face that scale in the morning. The scale tells you what you need to do. It is a daily effort.

    I know you will succeed in getting those pounds off! Venting here is a great way to help.

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    1720 days ago
    Totally with you. It's a minute by minute, choice by choice struggle that's always uphill and never ends.

    Thanks for keeping the message in front of us!!
    1724 days ago
    As a musician, I know that mastering one piece of music on one day won't mean I can perform it six months from now. It takes daily practice and review.

    Really important things (like maintaining friendships, staying healthy, developing your talents) take day-to-day work. No need lamenting that! Unless you don't want to have friendships, health, and talents!

    To quote IndyGirl: There is no longer a weight loss wagon to fall off of; there is only the journey. Have a successful day!
    1724 days ago
    I know EXACTLY what you are talking about Martha. I have been piddleing around (not literally - LOL) for the past 2 weeks with my healthy life style goals and the scale shows it! Like you I just want the scale to be at my goal weight on be on maintenance. That way I feel like I will be able to concentrate on some of the other important parts of this life style change. emoticon
    1726 days ago
  • MSGO72
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    1726 days ago
    Shake it off & get back on track. emoticon emoticon
    1727 days ago
    Sounds like you have already beat yourself up over the bad days but you stopped them by fessing up and coming clean. Just thank God you stopped while it's not too late to regain your self respect and get back on the SP tracker. I was bad the last two days but I am hopeful when I weight it's all in my head and not the scale. I was away from computer access and my cell phone did not allow for easy transmission of data.
    I was also away from access to my usual food that has low fat, etc. I had the appetite of a wild animal.

    I will pray for you and you do the same for in crime!

    Bless you! emoticon emoticon emoticon Anna
    1727 days ago
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