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Monday, August 18, 2008

I have been tracking my calorie deficits and last week I burned what should have added up to 1.22 pounds. Unfortunately, that total was not reflected in the scale this morning. In fact, my weight is exactly where it was a week ago.

I know I shouldn't fret about a one pound variance, but I can't help it. I only have 3.5 pounds left to get to my goal weight, so each pound is a big deal to me right now.

I would like to chalk this up to fluid retention or hormones, but I really don't think either one is the culprit. I don't feel or look bloated.

So what else could it be? I know I haven't gained a pound of muscle in one week. Am I tracking my calories or exercise incorrectly? I am sure there is some room for error, but not 1.22 pounds worth.

Oh well, I guess I'm just going to have to relax and let it be. I know that my body is not a machine and that it won't always react the way I think it will. Even though I "know" this to be true, why is it so hard to accept? There is a big difference between understanding and accepting, and I still have a long way to go.
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  • LUCRECE
    losing weight can't be calculated in advance. dieting weight off results in larger losses than exercing because dieting causes great amounts of water loss. exercise alone shed all fat, but it's very slow. and either way...or using a combination of both diet and exercise...are altered by genetics, diet history, timing and quality of food, the list goes on.

    focus on forming habits for a healthier lifestyle. and if those habits don't get enough weight off, you know you have more changes to make
    3741 days ago
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