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The Scale was a Downer

Thursday, August 01, 2013

The number on the scale went down 4 pounds. After a month of tracking, exercising, drinking my water and eating freggies... I was expecting (hoping) for more.
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emoticon I lost 4 pounds in June and 4 pounds in July. I'm losing a steady one pound per week. I need to remind myself that a year from now... I will be thrilled to have lost 52 pounds!!!

***Goal Review***

Track Nutrition Daily -- Done!
Stay under 2,000 calories -- 27 out of 31 days, I was under 2,000 calories.
Drink a glass of water before each meal -- Done!

Exercise Class 3X a week -- Done!
Other form of Exercise 3X a week -- Done!
Strength Training Once a Week -- Done!

Keep night time snacks under 350 calories -- 28 out of 31 days I met this goal.

***Non-Scale Victories***

1. Clothes that were too-tight have breathing room now.
2. My swim instructor commented on how much stronger I am.
3. I'm feeling better about my shape and taking more care with my appearance.

***Thoughts and Reflections***

I am making small changes that I can live with for a lifetime! I'm losing weight slowly but it's been steady.

In the past, I've taken weight off by cutting back to 1,200 calories. Eating soup and carrot sticks every day for lunch. Taking weight off for a special occasion. The weight has always come back on.

I could lose weight faster by making more drastic changes. Instead, I want to create healthy habits one at a time. Drinking 8 glasses of water every day is one habit I've already established. I'm very consistent at exercising. I want to add more strength training though. I'm working on tracking my nutrition daily and eating healthier. I've made great strides in stopping the night time snacking and hidden eating!

All in all... I'm happy with my progress. I do wish there was a magic fairy or a quick fix, but I need to create my own magic!! I'm ready to change my life!

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  • MARLY53
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon WAY TO GO DEE!
    1634 days ago
    Dee I think you have done wonderful.... I would love to and am going to strive for a steady loss even if its small then worrying about losing a large amount fast I think that is maybe what my problem is...Anyway my friend emoticon on your loss your doing mah-ve-lous darling emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1634 days ago
  • CHERYLA2012
    You're doing what you need to do if the scale is going down - keep doing it! You want this healthy lifestyle to be sustainable - and with the least amount of negativity and suffering, right? Who wants to feel deprived and grumpy all the time.

    As long as the scale is moving in a downward motion - I am a happy camper! I will get where I want to be as long as I keep doing what it is I need to do. I average my weight lost and I love the number.

    334 days active on SP divided by 7 (days in a week) = 47.71 weeks

    53.6 pounds lost (so far) divided by 47.71 weeks = 1.12 pounds


    1634 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/1/2013 11:52:13 AM
    I think that's a wonderful 2 month streak!

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    1634 days ago
    Well yes it was a downer. DOWN in weight! Four POUNDS is is a great loss!. Think about it. If you were to continue and this rate you would not even exist in less that five years. We do not want you to disappear!
    1635 days ago
    Fantastic progress and you KNOW if you lose at a steady pace it is more likely to stay off, which is what we want. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1635 days ago
    You're doing great....don't be disappointed! I'd give my left leg to lose as much as you have (of course, that would help with my weight loss!! LOL)
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    Keep up the great work!!!
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    1635 days ago
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