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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

I have a tendency to see things as black and white. Weight loss is the same. Everyone says its a numbers game. Okay, then I will play by the numbers rule and I will "win", right? Not so much.
This week I EARNED a 2 pound loss. It was MINE!! Yet I came up short.
I did lose 1.5lb so yes I am trying real hard to see the glass is half full.
But in the past, if I didn't hit a number I wanted, I could justify it. I could look back and see where I either went wrong or where I could have done more or made better choices.
Not this week. No! This was a 2 pound loss week! period!!! I am throwing a temper tantrum over a measly .5 lb and I realize the stupidity in it but I need to just vent this out!
I ask myself what could I have done different. Answer: not one stinking thing! I killed it this week in cardio. I did awesome in my strength training, I tracked everything. I ate my fruits and veggies, you name it, I was the poster child for healthy living!!!
I am just PRAYING that there was something,anything, that I can't put my finger on that will change this week.
Something that I know that has me down is, earlier in the week I weighed. I know for me it is NOT a good thing. no no no no!!! I know better. I was all excited because it had showed the 1.5 loss and so I thought "awesome!!!" I am going to really go at it extra hard to set myself up for an awesome weigh in! ugh! The same exact weight!
Okay, new week, I have spewed out all the negativity that I needed to and I am now back to looking forward to the week ahead!
And no, there weren't inches lost so don't even try to go there! lol!!
I sure hope it all goes great for you this week.
Here's to a new week!!
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    It's not quite what you expected Kim, but it is pretty good though isn't it!!
    You are doing really well. emoticon emoticon You did good Kim
    1550 days ago
    Kim, you take that loss and own it. You worked hard for it and earned it. Those are pounds gone, never coming back. Be proud of yourself.
    1552 days ago
    Ahhhh Kim, I'm sorry that your weight loss didn't meet your expectations (I have soooooo been there) but it happens. No matter how we "calculate" we have to remember that our bodies are in constant flux, they don't follow exact mathematical equations so as much as we say that creating a 3500 calorie deficit will lead to a 1 lb weight loss we have to remember that it's only a guideline, doesn't occur perfectly every time. We can do "everything right" and still not get the exact results because we're not robots. 1.5 lbs is still ALOT to be proud of so emoticon and emoticon . Thank God for His blessings and rejoice in achieving much more than others did this week. You are doing so emoticon that you can't afford to let .5 lbs affect your mood. Rejoice in all your victories!! emoticon emoticon
    1552 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/24/2013 12:16:54 AM
    I'll take your 1.5 pounds and love it! I'll even throw a party for it! what's the difference? Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice!! You're not perfect and neither am I. What you are disappointed with I would love to have. As they used to say "one man's trash is another's treasure". Maybe next week you'll lose 2.5 pounds!

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    1552 days ago
  • PROUDNM1987
    Kim you know you are doing great!! But you know that I sooooooo understand the frustration as I am sure many do! But this is the way I keep thinking...we are doing it the right way..the way to take it off and keep it off!! Just maybe I can talk you into going on a shopping spree with me to buy new clothes we will be needing!! emoticon
    1552 days ago
    Kim, you have more spunk and fire than anyone else I know on here! You do an awesome job at staying on track, and keeping yourself accountable when you eat, oh let's say cookies! I look to you like the great, inspiring teammate that you are! Whether you lose zero or 50 pounds in a week, you're doing it the RIGHT way, and that's what matters! Love you!
    1552 days ago
    Who can explain these things? Not I. They just happen and we can't let them get us down. If you keep doing the right things it WILL happen. Don't be stressed. That can definitely keep you from losing. So can not getting enough sleep. Hang in there! emoticon emoticon
    1552 days ago
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