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When you're working hard, and the scales barely budge

Monday, September 16, 2013

Is it ever hard for me to be patient! After all that effort: biking, walking, spinning class, lifting weights AND all that tracking food (and saying no to high carb stuff), it feels like the number on the scale should be dropping so fast. I'm spoiled by the Biggest Loser show---it sets me up to expect BIG weekly losses.

But I'm going to count my small victories:
1. exercise is a regular part of my day, and I love it! Well, not always getting started, but once I'm going it's great!

2. have been tracking steadily for 2 weeks now. Given up diet coke permanently. No more impromptu visits to McDonald's for cheeseburger and fries. Although I did go once this week with a friend who wanted to go. Iced tea and southwestern salad. Feeling good about that victory.

My friend even offered me some of her fries. Are you kidding? Give me just one and I'll snatch the whole thing out of your hands! Another "no thank you" ---felt great!

3. have had a total of 3 sweets in 2 weeks---little 50 calorie York Peppermint Patties. I feel in charge of when I allow myself "goodies." Mostly salads and veggies and protein.

So even though the weight is moving down at the speed of a turtle, in all other areas I'm happy with my progress.

Here's a quote about running that I like---it speaks to me in my slow weight loss:
"Dead Last Finish is greater than Did Not Finish, which trumps Did Not Start."


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FLYER99 9/17/2013 10:27AM

    Good for you. Always look at the positives!

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WISLNDR 9/17/2013 6:24AM

    The tale of the scale is a hard one, I know! Good for you on looking for all the great changes you're making; they will add up!!

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    Love the quote. Glad that you are counting your non-scale victories. They are definitely blessings that help us to embrace the patience that we need. You're doing great! emoticon

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PILGRIM125 9/16/2013 5:06PM

    Excellent quote! emoticon

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NHES220 9/16/2013 2:22PM

    Great quote and great accomplishments. Keep doing what you are doing and the scale will catch up with you!

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MEMKEEPR 9/16/2013 12:46PM

    Keep up the great work and attitude! Love the quote too. emoticon

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DANMAR1 9/16/2013 10:31AM

  Good news...TURTLES WIN RACE! :) Keep up the good work.

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LJCANNON 9/16/2013 10:08AM

    emoticon I can only WISH that Real Life Weight Loss was like TV. Unfortunately, they have very Little in common.
emoticon But EVERY Ounce down the Scale, Every NSV, and Every New Habit we develop is a Stepping Stone toward Our Healthy Future. And that Bright, Healthy, Happy Future us worth the Time and Work required to Earn It.

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LJOYCE55 9/16/2013 9:47AM

  Love your quote. Thank you.

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