That darn scale...

Saturday, January 17, 2009

I woke up this morning and weighed myself, and the scale has hardly budged even though I have been working hard at doing things right and have consistently stayed at or below my calorie limit and started walking on the treadmill again. I was frustrated, and I heard that little internal voice nudging me to just cash it in "If you're going to work that hard and not see any results, what's the point?" But after a deep breath and a little attitude adjustment, I decided that I'm not going to allow the scale to dictate my measure of success. Small steps in the right direction will eventually lead to success on the scale, but for now, I must accept that success is in the fact that I am continuing to take those small steps.

And, I made it through another day on track, including zero snacking with cards. Now that's a first! emoticon
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    I hear you! I'm kind of going through the same thing. Eating, exercise, the whole thing, but then all of a sudden, BOOM, I quit losing and start gaining, how depressing, I just want to throw up my hands and say "What's the use?" But that doesn't help, does it? I've been slacking on my exercise, depression setting in. Just stay true to yourself, think good and happy thoughts and it'll come around. I'm trying not to fixate on the scale, all that does is really depress me! I just get on briefly to make sure I am not too far off track, not ready to give up the scale entirely tho, lol. I weighed 191.5 early this morning and then went back to bed and was 189.0 when I got up again. I did my Nordic Track today and worked with the exercise ball and bands, so at least I did that right! I was eating less than 1000 calories, then I stalled, so upped my calories a bit and we'll see what happens in the next few days. Hopefully I'm out of my starvation mode and I'll start to lose. One pound a week is my goal. emoticon
    3741 days ago
    I know how frustrating it can be to not see the scale move. However, this is a lifestyle, not a diet. Try to find your triumphs in following the plan and let the scale be the gravy :)
    3755 days ago
  • KAREN2771
    I hear ya sister! But, are your clothes fitting differently? Remember, muscle weighs more than fat, so, even though the scale says the same thing, I've noticed my clothes getting a lot looser!
    I can guarantee you are making progress; but, in the same line, your body is fighting to stay the same! It really doesn't like change! After all, we've been out of shape for years, and it's much easier to just let me be, and stay the same. ( this is your body talking)
    Well, take care, and be sure to keep up the great work; your body really WILL thank you later!
    3776 days ago
    Hang in there girl. I know what you mean. I haven't lost anything since the beginning of January and have been working my but off. My guess is you may be losing inches. I have found when I stop losing pounds, it is usually the inches coming off. I have lost several of those the last two weeks. I'm glad you fought the urge to quit. You can do this.
    3777 days ago
  • DINA:-)
    the body is a funny thing and everyones' is different. your body actually doesn't like to give up that stored fat so sometimes you won't lose even if you did all the right things. just stick with it and the weight will come off. you are doing great with all of your small victories- they add up!
    3777 days ago
    Do let it bother you. The greatest thing is that you are eating healthier regardless. It sound like you readjusted your attitude to think positive, which is a good thing! Keep up the good work!
    3778 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/17/2009 10:36:47 PM
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