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Day 823- And What Did You Learn?

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

And what did you learn?

The question asked by parents or teachers when a child does something wrong and learns a lesson from it.

This weekend was my good friend's bachelorette party and bridal shower, and being one of her bridesmaids, I was with her the whole day Saturday.

As part of this journey, I've always said that I wanted to be able to celebrate and live a normal life, not be so strict that I was constantly reminding myself of rules and not having any fun. Well, we went out this weekend and had a great time, and I celebrated and enjoyed the bridal shower and bachelorette party, but Sunday morning, the scale looked back at me and said "And what did you learn?" in a nice 189.6 staring back at me. After being at 184.6 Saturday morning.

I know I didn't gain 5 pounds overnight, but now I have to work harder just to get back to that 184.6 rather than being that much closer to my goal weight.

It's very frustrating trying to balance having fun and living a normal life, and being truly 100% dedicated to weight loss. I love food, and I'm always going to. I just need to try and minimize the celebrations for the rest of the year until I reach goal weight. Once there, I know that I can stay within 5-10 pounds of that weight as long as I work hard. But I just need to focus for right now. If I don't I'll probably be in this 180 range for the rest of my life. There are worse things I know, but I just want to say I reached my goal.

Anyways, drinking water and working out all week and hoping to see that 184 again on Saturday when I weigh in.

Hope you're having a good week Sparkfriends!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MARKATSPARK 10/24/2015 6:27AM


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NANHBH 3/5/2014 10:07PM

    It's probably water and salt weight gain. That should come back off easily.
I love your style of writing. It's so refreshing!

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_CYNDY55_ 3/5/2014 1:00AM

    You''ll get back down to emoticon "*184*" pounds.
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WENDYANNE61 3/5/2014 12:17AM

    Adding more greens to my diet and drinking more water helped me budge the scales last week!

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JAMER123 3/4/2014 11:52PM

    Weight can vary like the that with different foods and water retention. You are right to enjoy a little of the foods you don't normally eat. I believe you will get back to your weight and make your goals!! Hang in there and enjoy life too. We can be too hard on ourselves when we are on a mission!! you CAN do it and you will.
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SASSYSAX 3/4/2014 9:58PM

    emoticon So you celebrated. I'm sure most is water retention. Don't sweat it. It'll come off. Get right back on track. emoticon You've done it before, just don't make a habit out of it! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KOHINOOR2 3/4/2014 9:34PM

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SLLYONS51 3/4/2014 7:18PM

  I only weigh in once a week. There are too many factors into a weight gain for me to worry so hard about. emoticon

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123ELAINE456 3/4/2014 3:11PM

  You are doing great. You Can Do It!!! Hang In There. Keep Pushing Forward. Keep It Up!!! Spark On!!!

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    Did you eat a lot of salty food? I can show 6 pounds heavier after I eat Chinese food, but it's all sorted out within a day or 2. It's discouraging, but I know I didn't put on 6 pounds with one meal, so I try not to let it get to me.

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SIMONEKP 3/4/2014 12:14PM

    hang in there

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JENNY888 3/4/2014 11:16AM

    I did much the same yesterday without the celebration part though. Yummy lasagna and garlic bread called me and I more than I should. I was up 1 pound today. I plan to get back on again today and do better. I'll just let hub eat the left over lasagna. I am sure much of yours is water weight and will go. Sometimes we just have to celebrate. Just think, you will have a wonderful celebration when you hit goal weight and we will celebrate with you.

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BONOLICIOUS2 3/4/2014 10:51AM

    Ugh I hear you girl... but to play devils advocate you can't restrict too much or you'll go crazy! It is that elusive "balance" we have to find of "relaxing and having fun" and "going overboard"

Frustrating as heck though, isn't it?!

I also think we gain those crazy 5 lbs because of water/bathroom cycles. I don't think that jump in 5 lbs is new fat on your body, you know? At least that is what I tell myself! Keep drinking your h2o and flush it out! HAH!

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SNUFFKINS 3/4/2014 10:42AM

  the same happens to me all the time and I seem to just not learn my lesson. Or refuse to learn it. I don't know. I just don't want to give up those celebrations. sometimes I just want to have fun with drink and food. "normal" people do those things aswell. why should I not do it. maybe the lesson we have to learn is just to go back to our daily lives without regret and live healthy :D

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FOCUSONME57 3/4/2014 10:28AM

    Fortunately bachlorette parties don't happen every weekend. Half or more of that gain is probably water retention and will quickly depart.

Welcome back! :)

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KNYAGENYA 3/4/2014 10:21AM

    You can do it. I have faith in you.

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LOVINGKATE 3/4/2014 10:19AM

  You will hit your goal weight. Never give up. You do have to celebrate, that is part of life. We just need to make better decisions when we do. emoticon emoticon
You are doing emoticon . Have an awesome week. Thanks so much for sharing. emoticon

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LEWILL1982 3/4/2014 10:16AM

    Most of that's probably sodium, so water and gym are a good thing! I'm up 4 lbs today and don't know why. Except that everything I've cooked for the week has chicken broth in it, oops! Don't stress, you'll get there, you can do it!

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CAREN_BLUEJEANS 3/4/2014 10:16AM

    That's the 5 pounds from re-feed/calorie cycling I warned you about.

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LUCYVT 3/4/2014 10:06AM

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UWPALUM 3/4/2014 9:55AM

    I have no doubt you'll get there again. And when you think about this weekend in the future, you'll remember the fun you had, not that you missed out on anything. I'm slowly realizing that this is a journey for life, not for the moment.

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SLIMLEAF 3/4/2014 9:51AM

    Let's start March again today!

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GINA180847 3/4/2014 9:20AM

    Hard lesson to learn but necessary. I want to read under 180 soon. It will happen.

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