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I can't fail if I don't quit

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Here I am again getting in a funk because the scale refuses to move down. I tell you, the longer I have been on this eating plan, the harder it is to make that scale move. I know my friends and family are sick of hearing me moan about it. *taking a deep breath* OK then, I will re-examine my measuring of foods. I will make sure I get in that daily exercise and now that the weather is getting better I hope to add walking (perhaps even running) to my daily exercise. I will make myself not get discouraged when the scale refuses to move, or *shutter* even goes up a pound or two before going back down, like it has this week. I just keep repeating...I can't fail if I don't quit..... I can't fail if I don't quit...I can't fail if I don't quit.
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    You won't quit, and you won't fail!!! When you don't feel movement off the mark, sometimes just a little extra boost - walk a little faster, try a hill, drink more water, measure your portions- can make the difference that gets you going again.
    Rock that and have a great day!
    2665 days ago
    What a great quote..."I can't fail if I don't quit." I love it! Don't get discouraged about the scale not going down. Are you measuring? I bet you are losing inches!!!! Let us know if measuring food better helps and incorporating different exercises like walking/running jump starts your loss again! BIG HUGS and good luck!!
    2666 days ago
    I sure find when I exercise pretty much every day for an hour or more and get to the sweating point, I seem to lose better. I also have been moving from 1200 calories to 1550 on purpose instead of trying to stay at the lower end of my calorie range. And I don't think I have been hurt by an occasional day when I was quite a bit over my range (like maybe one day a month). I wonder if that doesn't keep the body wondering what is coming and assuming it isn't starvation. Who knows? It is a mystery but has been working!
    2666 days ago
    Great new mantra. I think I will use it if you don't mind as over the last 2 months the scale have had more ups and downs than the rocky mountains. I know you will get there I watched you post losses all last month. Hang in there
    2666 days ago
    Right on!! don't quit!! Keep at it and it will happen!
    2666 days ago
    I know just how you feel! But you ARE doing a great job!! Have you tried measuring yourself? I started doing that last month because the scale wasn't too friendly, and when I measured again this month, I had lost an inch! You can do it!!
    2666 days ago
    I just love it Bobbie, I can't fail if I don't quit!!!! You've made such great progress and know you will continue to on your journey. Get that tape measure out, since I started uping my weights I've lost inches but the scale has not moved for me in a while, but I know once this weather breaks things will start moving again. Hsng in there girl, you have such a positive outlook and are such an inspiration!!!! Keep on sparkin'! emoticon emoticon
    2666 days ago
    Yes, it can become hard! Besides making sure that you're getting ENOUGH calories to keep your body from going into ultra-efficiency mode, you should see some movement on the scales once you change up & intensify your exercise. I think your mantra is great--I would just add to it "I'll keep surprising my body!"

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    2666 days ago
    Sometimes the scale doesn't matter even though we are in a challenge to lose 5% weight. It is how you feel and how your clothes feel, how you can now breathe better and move better. These challenges are great to keep you focused on what is right for your body and make you more aware of different nutritional intake, like water and sodium. Maybe there should be a challenge about inches lost, because as you exercise more, muscle develops more and weighs more than fat, so the scale may not move, but your body still is! emoticon
    2666 days ago
  • IGNATZ50
    That is such a great mantra! I've been struggling with a non-budging scale myself, and the urge to throw in the towel is great. So if you don't mind, I'm going to borrow your mantra for myself! Thanks!! emoticon
    2667 days ago
    Sometimes you can do everything right and that scale doesn't move. And you're right - you cant fail if you don't quit. Keep it up and the scale will follow.
    2667 days ago
  • FEISTY1949
    I like that: I can't fail if I don't quit. It is frustrating. I'm losing about half to three-quarters of a pound a week. That is slow, but since January 8, I've lost 10.5 pounds, and if I had quit, it would still be March 2 only I'd be at least 10.5 pounds heavier. I don't know how many calories Spark has suggested for you, but what they "gave" me was too low, and I bumped it up a couple of hundred. It was suggested I do 1200 to 1400 and I bumped myself up to 1500 to 1600. I refuse to spend my days being hungry. So maybe if you're not eating enough, your body is shutting down, hanging on to the weight you have. Just a thought.
    2667 days ago
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