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Something's Gotta Give

Sunday, December 05, 2010

I lose sooooooooo slowly that I have no choice but to refocus or fail. I get so frustrated by the lack of movement on the scale and usually feel defeated and backslide. Now I realiza that I am becoming more healthy regardless of what the scale says. I am doing cardio at least 3x/week and plan on upping it for this challenge and adding strength training. I eat so healthy - vegetarian and mostly organic whole foods which is why I find the slow weight loss so frustrating. I am just going to stick with it as eventaully something has got to give and let's face it, it's better than the alternative: gaining even more. I found this great mantra on bemorestubborn's page: Be More Stubborn than the Scale. I've adopted it and it really helps. That scale will not beat nor defeat me! I intend to come out the winner in this battle. Meow, Cats, I am getting ready to rumble!
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  • COOKINMAMA
    You can do it!
    3779 days ago
  • GERAPTIKO
    I've had the same problem, and I'm doing the same thing. Focus on non-scale stuff like eating right & working out.
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    3780 days ago
  • SHERYLP461
    My scale doesn't budge for weeks at the time, then woosh a big drop. Why I don't know, but I've figured out it's devious pattern and life goes on!
    3780 days ago
  • RU4FLGATORS
    Use a tape measure! You would be surprised how the scale may not be moving but you inches are. I use to be the same way, obsessed with the scale, but I see things differently now and regained my sanity! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3780 days ago
  • BOOKWORM27S
    I'm having this same problem! I'll remember that; "Be more stubborn than the scale."
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    3780 days ago
  • GETFIT2LIVE
    Sometimes we have to look for the non-scale victories: our energy level, how clothes are fitting, the things we can do now that we couldn't before. Taking measurements periodically helps, too, because you can usually see losses there even if the scale isn't cooperating. Keep doing the right things, the scale WILL eventually go the right direction!

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    3780 days ago
  • SMILEYBEE
    Good attitude! Hang in there and keep trying, the scale will eventually move.

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    3780 days ago
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