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If you gain weight after a vacation or holiday, update tracker w/accurate weight! It's tempting to leave lower weight there. But don't b/c I've learned I lose the weight quicker when I can start using the tracker to show a weight loss, vs leaving it at the lower (inaccurate) weight & being reminded daily that you're not there. That negative reminder might hinder motivation where being accurate (& showing drops right away) will boost motivation!

I have noticed this twice myself and both times after vacation weight gains, delayed updating my tracker to show the weight gain. I had a hard time getting the weight off & finally gave in & updated tracker. Then I was able to update tracker w/"losses" immediately & it boosted my spirits/motivation.
- Submitted by CAROLZ1967 6/23/2011 in Getting Back On Track | 4 Comments
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BLOORAYNE 6/30/2011 10:38:00 PM

    I totally agree with changing your weight, even if you gain some. Even though nobody looks at my profile, i was still a bit embarrassed to update that I gained a few lbs. This week I just gave in, updated my weight & started all over. :)
SWHITEZ 6/27/2011 11:44:00 AM

    Thanks for pointing this out. I was not keeping mine up and had gained over the past few months. So I just adjusted it and put in my current weight. I feel more motivated already!
NGAIOK 6/25/2011 3:40:00 AM

    Oh Thanks Heaps. This has happened twice to me but this time I will update the tracker. emoticon
LATEBIRD 6/24/2011 1:11:00 PM

    Thanks for this tip, I'm going on vacation next week. I'm planning best I can, but I know it will be tough to stay on track.

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