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Becky- Don't be so down. . . I think the others have said it best. One word of advise you need to be doing some kind of weight training be it at the gym or some soup cans. . . it really helps you in the long run. The more muscle that you have the more calories that you burn. Keep it up you will get there. . . we all didn't gain the weight in a day so it will take more than a day to loose it.
Ditto to all your excellent replies.
Don't be discouraged, keep working on your goals. It takes time.
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I really think that Izzy and Summarah have said it well. There are so many other factors to determine success than the scale.
I tossed my scale out a few years ago and have never bought one since. I got to be obsessed with it and it became very unhealthy for me. Anyhow I get wieghed and measured once a month at Curves.
Becky be proud of yourself...You didn't cheat...you did stay within calorie range... you have done well!! Keep up the great work.
Cynthia~~~ A follower of Jesus Christ!!
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Oh Becky. I'm so sorry you feel that way. Getting fit and healthy can seem quite daunting at times. I would not place so much stock in what the scale reads as they can be fickle sometimes. If it's digital, and sometimes analog scales can give false readings based on whether all of the feet are level etc. And then the time of day you weigh. But again, try not to take the scale readings as an end-all-be-all in gauging your fitness and weight loss. Try to use how you FEEL, how your clothes FIT, and how you LOOK in the mirror as your measurements of progress. Successful and long-term weight loss is a very difficult and emotional ordeal. But YOU CAN DO THIS, BECKY! I'll be rootin' for ya!
Forgive yourself and move on.
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I've had the same thing happen to me, and someone on Spark gave me some good advice....don't weigh yourself so often. I know our ultimate goal is obviously to lose weight, but at least you know in your heart that you are doing everything you can to be healthy - and that counts for a lot. I'm confident that if we just continue on, eating right, exercising and enjoying our lives, instead of obsessing with the number on the scale, we'll lose the weight, and be a lot less stressed at the same time. Keep up the good work.
I feel totally discouraged today. I haven't weighed myself for a week and today when I stepped on the scale, I gained 2.5 pounds this last week!! I stuck to the plan perfectly. I didn't eat one extra bite. I weighed and measured everything perfectly. I ate between 1200-1400 calories a day. What is going on? No, it isn't that time of the month. I am not doing weight training or anything so it isn't muscle weight. I just feel so frustrated. I could see if I even stayed the same, but gaining 2.5 pounds???
The toughest part of a diet isn't watching what you eat. It's watching what other people eat.
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