I had been at the same weight for weeks, then we had a "tight" week money-wise! I was out of so many foods, so I went 4 days with no sugar, no tea, and just the bare amount I could afford. I think I "shocked" my system, and finally broke through that plateau!
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I am one of those people who needs something more concrete than a number on a scale to get excited about. So I remind myself that every 8 pounds I lose is equal to a gallon of milk. Now, knowing how bulky and heavy a gallon of milk is, makes an 8 pound loss feel much more substantial and more emotionally satisfying that just a small movement on a scale. Small losses are significant, when you think about them in concrete terms.
2 pounds = 1 quart of milk 4 pounds = 1/2 gallon of milk 8 pounds = 1 gallon of milk 20 pounds = 1 very large turkey
Because I want instant weight loss, I weigh in first with all my clothes and coat on. Then I put down my purse. HA! 5 pound weight loss. Then off goes my coat. There goes some more!! Finally, there go the shoes (and if I'm wearing heavier clothing they go to). I get my instant gratification and feel good with my little psych out.
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