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4/2/12 11:10 P

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We lose inches before we lose pounds, and as women we tend to retain water especially when it comes to our menstrual cycle. So our weight fluctuates. Just keep hanging in there. The weight will come off in time. ^_^

John 1:1-5 (KJV)

1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

2The same was in the beginning with God.

3All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

4In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

5And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
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2/20/12 3:14 P

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Yes hang in there! It is probably uour body's shocked reaction to your new found program. It is in panick mode, and storing everything it can. Just keep on doing what you are doing and your body will realize that you are indeed not trying to kill yourself and it will let go of the weight.

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BETTYCQ Posts: 64
2/12/12 11:52 A

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I seem to have grown gills from all the water I am drinking. Just keeping my fingers crossed that this is the reason the scale is not moving.

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2/8/12 7:22 A

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As long as you're making healthy choices - you're headed in the right direction. It's an adjustment that you're body needs to make. Don't stress, you're body will follow. Just take it one day at a time. Keep making great choices!!!!

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DESERTGIRL71's Photo DESERTGIRL71 SparkPoints: (10,034)
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2/7/12 11:26 P

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I think I read in one of Bob Greene's books that when you start drinking a lot of water that you will weigh more for a week or two. Hang in there and keep doing what you're doing!

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2/6/12 9:54 A

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Remember to look for those non-scale victories like your pants fitting better. The body goes through many changes as it begins to get healthy and lose weight. Keep up the good work. The scales will follow. emoticon



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MAGGIEMAY97's Photo MAGGIEMAY97 SparkPoints: (187)
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2/6/12 9:35 A

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I feel your pain. I'm kind of bummed after my first week here. This past week was my first and I was more scrupulous than I have ever been about weighing and measuring and tracking every morsel of food that went into my mouth. I hit just between my recommended high and low calorie amounts every day. I gave up eating wheat and other grains that I believe don't agree with me and bloat me up. And after all of that I only lost 1 pound. However, the slacks I couldn't button two weeks ago are buttoned and fairly comfortable today, my rings are rolling around on my fingers and I think I see more cheekbones, which I don't understand if I've only lost 1 pound.

I'm guessing I lost that little because of my age, and because of meds I'm on, and because I have a fractured knee and can't get too much exercise, but I was hoping to do 8-10 pounds per month and this is not an auspicious beginning! If this week turns out the same, I'm going to have to cut out fruits and the occasional potato or rice cake that I had this week. In the past that's been the only way I lost weight regularly, which is basically the South Beach Diet. I was hoping not to have to cut out those good foods, but I just don't do well with sugars and starches.

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2/4/12 4:52 P

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I completely understand what you're going through! I actually did put on a few pounds this week. And it got me down for a little while but I realized that sometimes these things are beyond my control and I just have to make sure I keep up the changes and all the good work. It is so easy to get discouraged but just remember that we're all here for you and going through the same thing!

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2/4/12 7:20 A

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Just keep going! Every healthy decision leads to another one :) I bet you'll be surprised (in a good way) the next time you get on a scale!



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JOYCELLEN53 SparkPoints: (3,265)
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2/3/12 4:21 P

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hang in there is right. I'm new, too, and getting used to tracking and learning the website can be overwhelming. we all want to have our weight off immediately if not sooner. patience......and good luck!

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2/3/12 2:01 P

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Hang in there. Your body could be adjusting to a lot of different things. I bet those clothes will be less snug before you know it. emoticon



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MEGMEGGIE SparkPoints: (326)
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2/3/12 1:54 P

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Ugh. I started a few days ago and I feel better but I swear I'm bigger than I was. Granted, I don't have a scale (working on getting one, until then I weigh myself at my parents every 2 weeks) but my clothes are snugger. I think it's the 10 glasses of water I'm drinking ;) I guess feeling better should be enough of a motivator...it's not, but it should be.

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