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Seriously, World...

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I have been good. Not GREAT. Sure, I over-eat on the weekends, but not THAT much (most of the time), and I've been getting a decent amount of exercise. I'm darn near-perfection during the week. I am getting enough sleep (for once!) and getting all my freggies and water.

So WHY OH WHY is the scale BARELY budging?! C'mon!! -.2 this week?!!?!?!?!?!?!

I have 13.7 pounds to go before I hit my goal. No, I don't plan for 140 to be my magic number. I plan to get fitter! stronger! leaner! past 140. Maybe I'll reach 135, maybe even 130, but why is this taking SO FREAKING LONG?! I'm barely hitting 0.5 lbs/week. Some weeks I get no scale victory! ARRRR!


Ok, rant over.
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    It's been a month now since you wrote this rant about slowing weight loss. Is it any better? I have those weeks too, and I am much farther from my goal weight. Even with this, giving up smoking is still the hardest thing I've ever done!!

    2427 days ago
    The slower you go, the farther you've come, that's how I think about it.

    The only reason it's going so slowly is because you've already lost the "easy" weight to lose. You are INCREDIBLY CLOSE to your goal, now's when you've got to be at your strongest!
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    2450 days ago
    I know that this is your second time around too right?
    I am also at a plateau. It is 2 pounds off from when I plateaued last year. This is when I quit last time. I am determined not to get frustrated this time around because that is how I gained all the weight back . Remember this is a lifestyle change. Focus on non scale victories. Challenge yourself physically because you want to be stronger/fitter and not in hopes of dropping more weight. It may come off slow but slow is better than gaining. Think of it as practice for maintenance.
    I know it;s soooooo hard. I was obsessing too. Ranting a lot. I totally get it lol. Just work on changing your mindset and 0.2 loss a week will not bug you. Even a gain won't bug you too much. As long as you track, work on being healthy by putting good food in you, work on getting stronger by exercising, all weight loss will feel like bonus rewards =]
    I wish I could just be at goal already. It feels so unfair but the mindset I mentioned above really have helped me immensely.


    2451 days ago
    you will get there.. way to go!
    2452 days ago
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    Are you measuring any other numbers? Waist, bust, etc. When the scale won't move but you see those numbers dropping, it helps!
    2461 days ago
    Just hang in there. It will happen.
    2461 days ago
    I understand. I am the same way, perfect during the week and a little bit less strict on the weekends but nothing drastic. I still make good choices. I didn't lose a single lb last week but that was ok because I thought I would have gained, however it does get frustrating. I had to stop weighing myself so often because it was depressing me. Good luck, you can do this! And your so close.. I'm not that close to my goal!!
    2461 days ago
    I feel like a little kid on a long drive. "Are we there yet?!"
    2461 days ago
    All things in time. Stay persistent in the things that helped you get to where you are, and you'll eventually reach the place that you want to go. :)

    Best wishes to you on your journey to good health and personal happiness!
    2461 days ago
    I remember those days, almost at my goal & the scale just stopped !!!
    It is so discouraging, BUT it will change. If you are losing .5 lbs. a week,
    you are doing good. Some weeks will be better than others, BUT that
    day will come, don't let yourself get discouraged. "Onward and upward". emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2461 days ago
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