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Hang in there - refuse to get discouraged

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Well, I was hoping for more weight loss in this challenge. I had reconnected on SP a couple of weeks before the challege started, and had lost a few pounds prior to the challenge. Thought since I had just started, i would lose some initial weight faster than I have.

I've tracked food most days and almost always below my calorie limit, and exercised more this week. I showed about 3 pound weight loss on Friday, but then on Saturday was back up 2 pounds. Attended an open house for some friends here in Arizona on Friday afternoon, and did eat too much, but didn't "way over do it".

Also, I've been on vacation and am weighing on a different scale than when we started the challenge.

I refuse to get discouraged and commit to:
Increase the frequency of exercise
Continue to track food
Pay close attention to the carbs - I know I lose very slowly if I don't watch carbs, and keep them around 100-125. I'm Type II diabetic and when first diagnosed the dietician told me to keep them below 135

I feel much better than the weight loss shows and some of my clothes are a little looser. I'm going to focus on the positive changes I see and feel, and keep doing to do hoping the scale will follow me.
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    Glad you aren't getting discouraged. The scale will follow your good work.
    2581 days ago
    emoticon for feelin' good!!! (There's no emoticon for that Yaaaaow! that James Brown does....)

    Way to stay in the encouragement zone,
    2582 days ago
    Sometimes the scale isn't our friend, but that doesn't mean we aren't making progress! You're doing fantastic... keep it up!
    2583 days ago
    I think water bloat is so often the culprit on sudden weight jumps, especially if you are eating food someone else prepared etc.. So keep at, it will turn back around.
    I too watch my carbs especially at night so I don't retain extra water before weigh-ins.. maybe that is all mental, but I think it helps me?
    2583 days ago
  • JDBD17
    The scale is that LAST thing I use to measure my success!

    2584 days ago
  • BOBF15
    Weight is fickle, it is only one barometer. I agree with the last paragraph, and am firmly convinced the right road always leads out to the right place.

    You have a lot of the elements of success. Keep on keeping on, you are a motivation and ray of sunshine to many.

    2584 days ago
    2584 days ago
    When I first started I actually gained weight, but was feeling better, clothes fitting better...sometimes I think the scale is the last to reflect any changes. Don't get discouraged, keep that positive attitude, and it will happen.
    2584 days ago
    Your last paragraph shows that you have been making good changes & are on the right track, Paula! The scale will catch up eventually.

    Like you, I'm seeing changes in the way my clothes fit. It's very motivating!

    emoticon emoticon
    2584 days ago
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