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Day 93: Out of the 240's?!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

So I definitely have had some down days and blogs of sadness and frustration... But I was (and still am) determined to stick with this and reach my goals. I have been going through patterns of eating within my calorie goal and then splurging, which must work because the scale read 139.2 this morning, which puts me at approximately a 16lb weight loss overall and 3lbs in a week. Now I know there must be something amiss - it can't be possible - but I got so excited about shaving off another number, so I hope it really is true. I've drank a ton of water today and really watched what I've been eating. With meals essentially all planned out for the week, I think tracking will be less stressful than it is when you have to guess what you're eating. My roommates and I alternated making different recipes this weekend so that we have leftovers throughout the week. I made this delicious taco bake which, with ground turkey instead of beef and appropriate proportions, is less than 400 calories per serving. I've developed a love for cooking so far this semester and I think eating healthy is heavily contributing to that.

So for some bummer news... A friend posted some pictures today on Facebook, which I was originally really excited to see... and then I wasn't so excited anymore. I'm clearly the biggest girl out of all my friends, and sleeveless is just not the way to go I'm thinking.. I was just disgusted by my arms and double chin and it made me really second-guess the progress I've made. I don't look any different. But I guess pictures are just motivators at this point - I want to be looking better so that one day, I don't have to worry about how I'm going to look from the side or if my arms are gigantic. I know I've made scale progress, I just don't see the results yet, and that's frustrating.

Gotta keep pushing. Thanks for reading, Spark Friends!
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    Arrgh!! The same thing happened to me recently. Saw some friends I haven't seen in a year and met some new friends. Needless to say, no one really noticed my loss and the pics we took to remember the great times.... But next year! I am determined that next year there will be something for them to notice and I can get better pics.

    Keep your chin up and spark on emoticon We can do this!
    1451 days ago
    I feel your pain on the photos! I saw a video taken of myself and couldn't believe that's what I look like. Ugh. But you know, it is what it is, and the memories are more important than the size you are. Don't let it get you down and you'll just keep getting smaller and smaller!
    1454 days ago
    WOO HOO! Way to Go Girl! I'm so happy for you. Those little breaks into the next weight are always awesome. Keep up the great work!
    1455 days ago
    Man, I hate that. I asked someone to take a pic of me being silly today so I could post it, and when I saw the size of my arms as compared to my head, I was like, "Nope!" I used to cry when I saws pics of myself, so much progress, I have made.
    1455 days ago
    I've totally been there.. so excited to see pictures only to be in shock about how you looked because you thought you looked so good at home. Trust me, you still looked the way you saw yourself at home getting ready before you were clumped in with others that may or may not have awesome bodies and know how to dress them. It was one of my biggest wake up calls when a friend posted pictures of my adorable infant son at the pool with his whale of a mother clocking in at over 300.. its so strange to look back at those pictures because I look the same (still smiling), but so unhappy. Use this as an advantage.. use that image of you and your friends to push you through one more mile, one more rep or one less cookie.

    My body does the same as yours as well. I had a 5 lbs loss last week with only 2 gym trips. I ate well.. I think I do this thing where after a great effort of being consistent both in the kitchen and at the gym I go into auto-pilot and lose a lot without much effort. It will stop.. So enjoy it while it lasts.. I know I will have to really fight for a loss for this week's weigh-in.

    I'm proud of you!! You're really doing well!
    1456 days ago
    Congratulations on the 16 pounds! Don't get discouraged. Keep making healthy choices day by day and it will add up. You will soon see those changes. emoticon
    1456 days ago
    I'm glad you are gonna keep pushing! Sometimes seeing it on the scale isn't enough when we can't see the physical changes. But I promise if you keep going you will have that day where you start to notice and others start to REALLY notice and it'll be a great feeling. Just hang in there. emoticon
    1456 days ago
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