Sharon, thank you for the inspiration to stick with it even in the face what seems like a major disappointment! You go girl!!!! And, congratulations! I will remember your story and keep it for when I need encouragement!
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." --Anais Nin
First let me tell you that you are posting in the right place so don't worry about it
Next let me tell you congratulations on the weight loss. That is super
your doctor probably was right about the water retention. I learned from this site that we have no clue how much sodium we are taking in. I marked it on my nutrition track to post sodium intake. Even though I have never put salt on my food, so many foods have a lot of sodium in it. You should not get more than about 2300-2400 mg a day and it is so easy to go over. This will make your body retain water. Of course so will that time of the month and just changes in our everday routine can do this. So track your sodium and get at least 8 glasses of water a day and you will see less gains from it.
Dont forget to post your weight loss for the year in the Lose a half a ton in 08 thread under the challege section of the team.
Hi. This is my first post other than a hello about a week ago. I'm not sure if this is the right place to post and hope someone will let me know if it's not.
I have been doing really well sticking to my program (under doctor's supervision). I lost 23 pounds over the course of two months or so. Then, two weeks ago, I had an 11-pound gain!! And I was doing everything right!! Stayed within calories, except for one day, getting veggies in, water in, journaling every bite, etc. My pants were getting way looser, my blood sugar was down from the 160s to the 110s, but the scale went UP ... SO MUCH!
I kept telling myself not to let the numbers on the scale defeat me, and that the blood sugar and clothes "victories" were much sweeter ... and focused on staying on track.
Last week I was down one ... 1 ... one lousy pound.
But ... I did not give up (was tempted to) and kept doing what I was doing ... and yesterday, I was down SEVENTEEN ... 17 ... SEVENTEEN pounds!!!!! The doc told me when I went up that it was probably water weight. Personally, I think my body was just confused that I was feeding it healthy food and not so much food and it rebelled. Whatever the reason ... boy am I glad I did NOT give up.
So, I'm down 31 pounds since Good Friday (can't remember the date, but the end of March). My pants are all baggy, and I've had several people comment and ask me if I'm losing weight.
My motivation is WAY up since finding SparkPeople.
To those that have written to my page, I will respond soon. I didn't realize I had messages until this evening.
Edited by: SHARON-NC at: 6/18/2008 (23:32)
I will not sacrifice what I want most for what I want at the moment.
It's too much to think about how much I have to lose, so I'm setting 50-pound goals along the way. May switch to 25.
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