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1 month down, 11 to go!

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

i did my one month weigh in and measuring this morning. lost 4 lbs (eh) and 11 inches overall! woo hoo! writing those measurements down and comparing them to the numbers from a month ago was so amazing! i have never tracked measurements before and now i know why it's so important! the numbers on the scale just aren't reflective enough of all the blood sweat and tears we go through on a daily basis. they say it's a bad idea to weigh yourself daily, and it's so true! your weight can fluctuate so much throughout the day, week, month. it takes your body about 6 weeks to develop muscle after you start a new workout. so you lose 6 pounds, put on 2 pounds of muscle and then you think you gained 2 pounds when you weigh in. so frustrating! no longer a slave to the scale! i'll use it because i need to track it and it used weekly for weight watchers points. but i won't stress over a small loss or a gain.

for the first week and a half i followed weight watchers, but it's just not time for me to follow a strict eating plan yet. i have too much going on. i know myself, if i try to fix everything at once i'll become overwhelmed, the self-sabotage will kick in and i'll quit. so i'm going to wait for the holidays to pass and i'll start in january. i have been watching what i eat though. without the booze and soda i've been eating way better. my snacks don't equal an extra meal. i don't eat junk food and sweets. yes, i have treats, but it's not daily and it's not something i crave. i eat them cause they are there (or not, i have learned some amazing self control). or i'm pms'ing. ugh!

i have 11 months left to complete this journey. now that the first month is over, i totally feel as though i have the motivation, control and willpower to succeed.

why a year? i don't know. i suppose if i don't accomplish this in the next year then i quit and accept myself the way i am. i know how miserable i am in my current state and i don't want to accept that. so i gave myself a year to fix it.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NEENSTER1 12/5/2013 8:01AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon and you are doing a fantastic job.. emoticon

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KITT52 12/5/2013 7:20AM


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ABETTERCHERYL 12/4/2013 9:45PM

    That's a really good idea to measure those inches as well. That's something I always forget to do. Keep up the great job!

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MJ7DM33 12/4/2013 8:02PM


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MONTANAWALKER 12/4/2013 7:56PM

    emoticon Sounds like you're doing just fine. Good attitude and seeing results and NSV's will keep you motivated!

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MERRYMARY42 12/4/2013 7:29PM

    amazing things can happen in 12 months, but if you don't reach yoyur goal, do not give up,

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ROCKPORT9 12/4/2013 6:45PM

    I love the change in inches! How exciting! Hugs, Laurel

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BIGPAWSUP 12/4/2013 6:19PM

    You are doing great. Just keep going and you will make a lifestyle that will way outlast a year.

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