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expectations and weight loss

Monday, October 21, 2013







Weight loss efforts can lead to great anxiety when we start with huge expectations of success.
It takes lots of mental preparation to accept reality.
So at least have some thought of what to do when such anxiety hits.

It happens to all of us. A perfect week and then no weight loss or even worse a gain.

This can especially happen when we first begin losing weight. We have been over indulging and then the weight comes off rather quickly for some people . Then there's the week or weeks that we eat the same way and our weight loss disappoints us.

Hang in there. In the long run, success will be ours.

chris

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KATCHATTEAM 10/26/2013 3:08PM

   



yes and Chris i read an article yesterday. that some people just lose fast in the first two weeks , others dont. they havnt done any thing wrong its their body metabolism .
but if they stay with their plan it will start working emoticon

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ARTJAC 10/24/2013 3:57AM

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JAOTAO 10/23/2013 6:23PM

    Well said ... thank you!

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JILL313 10/23/2013 12:03AM

    Hi Chris, A very wise woman you are and you are absolutely right. Give yourself lots of Me time as being your DH caretaker is difficult at best. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

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CRAFTSFAN1 10/22/2013 8:47PM

    Very insightful blog. It pictures the reality for many of us.

But something that the scale can't rob us, is the good habits we are acquiring, or the healthiest way we are feeding our bodies, or the muscle mass we are acquiring because of the exercise, or the less medications we need to take to feel better.

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ULTREYA3211 10/22/2013 1:50PM

    I have been doing the Made to Crave program and I remember Peace before getting weighed. Regardless of the outcome I review my week. If I was faithful to the program I just move on doing the same things, if not on program I correct the mistake and again move emoticon on.

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LAILATN 10/22/2013 1:18PM

    Great post - thank you!

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STITCH4EVER 10/22/2013 12:59PM

    BOY! YOU ARE PREACHING TO THE CHOIR HERE. WHEN I AM THE MOST STRICT WITH MYSELF IS WHEN I SEEM TO LOSE THE LEAST - OR WORSE YET, GAIN. WHEN I REALLY DON'T PAY THAT MUCH ATTENTION IS WHEN I LOSE. I THINK IT IS BECAUSE THAT IS ALSO WHEN I AM THE MOST BUSY. HMMMM .....
ERIN

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NEWTEXDEBBIE 10/22/2013 10:09AM

    Perfectly said! emoticon

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DONNABRIGHT 10/22/2013 8:51AM

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JUSTYNA7 10/22/2013 8:34AM

    Oh so very true. It is my expectations and that anxiety that often triggers a sabatoge. Patience, grasshopper! I know this is why weighing myself daily is NOT a good thing. Weight I have no control over. All the promises that diets give, that professionals council, that other people seem to experience usually do not come through for me when it comes to the scale. There is no predicting let alone expecting. It is what it is. Thanks you, because I really am trying to give up weighing myself every day. THis is a great reason.

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SANDRALEET 10/22/2013 8:25AM

    yep so true Get in real life

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MAGGIEVAN 10/22/2013 4:01AM

    I agree...hang in, make the right choices and even that stubborn fat will eventually give up.

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1STATEOFDENIAL 10/22/2013 1:49AM

    This is why it's better to link rewards to activities rather than pounds lost - you can control what you do (exercising, eating better, etc) not how much weight your body will release. Also, if you make goals based on the activities rather than the scale then you are much more in control over meeting the goals, rather than a scale.

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SUSANBEAMON 10/22/2013 12:57AM

  good as the talk on "assume".

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ANGELCITYGAL 10/22/2013 12:32AM

    Thank you, that's very insightful.

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COCK-ROBIN 10/21/2013 11:06PM

    And I will! Thanks for the insightful blog.

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ARTJAC 10/21/2013 10:47PM

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