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Monday, September 16, 2013

So finally starting to feel unbloated and the weight is back to 173. Not ideal, but not the scary place that made me literally jump off the scale before it settled on a weight either. This I can work with. I just need to be dedicated to it. There are people who started this journey after I did and weighing more than I did. Those people now weigh less than me. That is because they have been more dedicated to making it happen. I think part of the reason it is so hard for me is because I am not super overweight. Also, my body really likes being at this weight. I've read on other blogs that this is called a setpoint, so I guess I need to reset my setpoint. I need to get down to the 150s and stay there long enough that my body is okay with being that weight. I'm now over a year into this journey and I'm pretty much where I started. When I started working out, I weighed about 175. When I was first building muscle, I initially gained 10 pounds, so I have 185 as my high point on my tracker. To have only lost that initial strength training weight and nothing more is kind of sad. I've got to step it up a notch.
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  • LUCY8751
    Hi, I know what you mean I came back to sparkpeople last week after a lapse to reset my setpoint, Ive settled at a certain weight and (thankfully) maintained it for 6 months now I want to push myself that bit further!!!Well I wish you all the luck with yr goals stick to it and you'll see results-i did XXXLuCy
    1647 days ago
  • RUDITUDI2000
    Good to hear your feeling less bloated! That helps keep the focus going in a positive direction! emoticon
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    1647 days ago
    Despite the scale not moving, I bet you're still a lot healthier than you were last year. Exercising is great for you regardless of weight loss!
    1647 days ago
    Keep going, you can do it. But I can empathise with you. 12 months ago I was 75kg, having lost about 5kg, was doing lots of training and checking my food intake and lost 2kg more. I've stopped both training and tracking, put on 2.5kg, not much but I'm in a bigger size trousers and have fat around my tummy and hips again. I need to get back to it, proper, so will be keeping an eye on your progress too.
    1647 days ago
    But where would you be without the eating and exercise regimen?

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