Weigh-in Jitters and Disappointment

Monday, February 09, 2009

I know I shouldn't be... A loss is a loss, but I am really down about my weigh-in today. I started to get nervous about it last night. This morning I stood in front of the scale with this nervous feeling in the pit of my stomach, afraid to step on it. I am only down .6 of a pound. All I can think is that it can easily be explained away as a fluctuation and probably not a product of my efforts. That leads me to think about my efforts over the last week. I know I said I am not going into this with an "all or nothing" mentality anymore... but where do I draw the line between trying too hard and not trying hard enough? All I know is I have to step it up this week. Everything else in my life keeps going wrong right now and I hate feeling so helpless. The one thing I can take control of is my health, and that's what I need to do. That's what I need to focus on right now.
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    Congrats on losing, girlie! :)
    So how'd it go THIS week?

    I hope all is well with you.
    4540 days ago
    fyi my body is really weird. everything seems to come a week later for me. for example when i work out 5 or 6 days a week the scale doesnt move much for that week, but the next week when i am slacking and only working out like 3 times i pull huge numbers. keep your head up and give it all you got girl you will see that scale move. emoticon
    4541 days ago
  • SJERVIS1123
    Hello - I understand the disappointment but you need to take the good with the bad - just like everything in life. I have tried to restart so many times and I have finally set it right. Look to the future - this is what did it for me. Me and hunny just set up to go on vacation early June. I looked at this past month that I have "wasted" and have gone - oh no that is roughly 5 pounds i would not have to lose and now I do in a crunch! It has made my mentality change. It is very frustrating to see a slight change in the scale but as someone else said - DOWN is way better than UP. Also - you cannot only focus on the scale. How do you feel away from the scale? Can you walk the extra block, mile, foot and not get winded? can you last the extra 10 minutes of the exercise tape? Do you see a change in how your clothes fit? Did you see a change in your body measurements?? Not everything is how the scale looks.

    Now - I have posted on Monday about Monday and this morning about Yesterday and todays plans - i hope to see one from you soon!!!

    GOOD LUCK - YOU CAN DO THIS! emoticon
    4541 days ago
    .6 off is better than .6 on-- that is 2 sticks of butter girl! GO with it!
    4547 days ago
    Sweet! You LOST! That's great! Honestly, never look at a good thing in a negative light... you just breed more negative things to occur! I would believe a smaller loss more then a bigger one (a large fluctuation is more likely water weight!)

    Just keep consistent with your diet, keep your workouts strong and you will be rewarded week after week!
    4549 days ago
  • BONNIE627
    you can do this... just don't quit ...it will show up before long..hang in there
    4550 days ago
    Keep going girl! Don't give in to the bumps in the road! Just keep pushing on! You can do it! Any loss is a good loss! I believe in you and I know you can do it! Keep thinking positive and focus on health and it will get better!
    4550 days ago
    I totally know the feeling. I have totally been there. You are doing the right thing by controlling the things you can and letting the rest go. Just a tip as this helped me - the other thing you can control is the depth of your personal contact with people. It really helps in cr@ppy times to pull those you love in a little closer and offer up a hand to others. Positive energy begets positive energy (same with negative!) so send it out there and it will come back ten-fold. Oh and FYI - body holds onto weight when you are stressed, so leeetttt itttt gooooo!!!
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    4550 days ago
    I love that you want to take control of your health! I hope next week shows the results you are looking for.
    4550 days ago
    You can do it sis!!

    Like you said all you need to do is step it up this week. That is my plan for the week. So we'll check in on each other next Monday emoticon
    4550 days ago
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