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Red River and Weight Loss

Monday, February 10, 2014

Today's movie was "Red River" with my perennial favorite John Wayne and the screen debut of Montgomery Clift. I only watched it because it was mentioned in "City Slickers". I was a little bored with it in spots and that was strange for me and a John Wayne movie. I also watched one episode of Season 4 Bob Newhart Show just for steps. I had told myself that I needed to up my game this week so today was the first day. 23,000 today.

I am very disappointed in my weight loss this winter. My husband told me it would be hard to lose like I wanted but I figured with all the walking I had planned and then adding in weights too I should be able to defy the odds. I was wrong. I even adopted the ETL eating plan. But I have lost only 2 pounds after a 6 week long plateau. And now I am stuck at 200, right on the cusp of Onederland. I read other's blogs and see their 2, 3, 4 pound weekly loss and wonder what is wrong with me? Why can't I drop weight like those people?

Sorry for another whiny blog.
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    You might feel better looking at monthly trends rather than weekly. Also, keep in mind your six-week plateau included the holidays, or at least just after, which is not the right time to be evaluating a trend. Give it a bit more time and take a look at the longer picture. You are doing great and the way you feel right now is just a blip.
    1495 days ago
    our bodies are different and what works for some, doesn't work for all. the trick is to stay focused, tweak here and there, experiment and find what works for you. we truly are our own guinea pigs.

    I always look for nonscale victories because frankly the scale can also be our enemy in this struggle. find your strong and stay the course. congrats on your weightloss!!! you're making it happen, even if it's not as fast as you want. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1495 days ago
    My late husband was a great John Wayne fan. We watched all his movies. I think there were 900 of them! emoticon
    Some were good, and some were definitely Grade-B. emoticon
    In my opinion the greatest was "Rooster Cogburn and the Lady."
    Sorry your weight loss has slowed.
    You've been doing so well on the walking. emoticon
    emoticon and it will come!
    1498 days ago
  • DS9KIE
    so are your clothes feeling loss
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    1498 days ago
    Look closely at your diet. It's obviously not your lack of exercise. Are you eating too few calories? I have had three doctors tell me that losing weight is 80% nutrition and 20% exercise. Looks like you have the exercise part down. You are moving in the right direction and that is awesome! emoticon emoticon
    1498 days ago
    It could simply be that your body is in shock mode. LOL Give it time. You are almost to wonderland! Are you drinking loads of water? 8 hours of sleep? Medications? Table salt? All of these can effect weight loss.

    Also do a guided meditation: eyes closed, take a couple of deep breaths. Start visualizing yourself first where you are at. Go down in your mind 1 lb at a time. See where you start feeling uncomfortable. It helps to keep this exercise in mind on a monthly basis.
    1498 days ago
    23K steps is nothing to sniff at. And your body is probably on the verge of letting some weight go - you might get a surprise next week ro the week after if you keep up the same rate of walking.

    Quick question - do you walk during the movies? So far I have only managed to walk during commercials. Just wondering how you do it!

    1499 days ago
    Your body may be gaining more muscle which weighs more so you don't lose weight. Some foods cause us to retain more fluid so you weigh more. Your body may be in the starvation mode in which your metabolism slows and your body conserves your weight.

    I have the same problem loosing weight. I like to think the reason is my body is converting fat into muscle which makes us weigh more.

    Keep up your awesome work. It will payoff in the long run! emoticon
    1499 days ago
  • MJ7DM33
    WTG on doing 23,000 steps ! emoticon
    1499 days ago
    I feel the same way, too, sometimes, especially since I read so many blogs. I wonder why I can't lose weight as a quickly as the others.

    Just keep on keeping on! I'm so proud of you for reaching 200 lbs.
    I'm still above 200 lbs. so I'm looking forward to even getting to where you are right now.


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    1499 days ago
  • LEANIE64
    Chin up..Every body is different..I find I get exasperated with my scale not giving me the numbers I want..but look at you 23,000 steps today..that's amazing..You are doing great..just remember that..You are doing what you are supposed to do..You are getting healthier !! Congratulations !!
    1499 days ago
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