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Pouting does not count as exercise

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

I have to admit that I have been having a pout the last few days. My scale is not reflecting the work I feel I am doing and I don't like it. I was a good girl and did my 28 day boot camp workouts, but still the scale was stuck. So what have I done?

Saturday night I went out to dinner for my birthday. I didn't go hog wild, but I did eat over my daily range. And it was so yummy. Then I went to my mom's for Sunday dinner and ate too much and didn't care. Jeff and I had agreed to a weekend off.

I haven't worked out since the last weigh in. Why bother since I was doing better with the scale before I started?

I haven't checked in with my SparkTeams. Why not? Because I didn't want to hear about someone with good news that was doing what they were supposed to, working out and losing weight.

So where has it gotten me? Well, I gained a pound at my biggest loser weigh in and had to pay $1. I have probably lost a lot of the progress I was making with my workouts, and I kind of feel like I have let Coach Nicole down a little bit. The pouting really isn't making me feel any better. And as for my Teams, they would probably have been a great support and gotten me out of my slump faster.

I did do some things right. I still tracked my food and know what I ate. Other than the weekend I am still in my range and drinking my water. I still logged in and got my points. I didn't completely give up.'s time to stop pouting and go back to doing my best, despite the scale. I must admit, I kind of enjoyed not working out because it hurts and I don't like to sweat or breath heavy, but I know that I need to be stronger so I can do more, walk further, shop longer, and be more confident.

I just hope my scale will be kinder in the future. I can't promise I will never pout again!
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    It isn't always about the scale. Knowing that you are putting the right kinds of food in your body and exercising and toning muscles are enough to make you feel better and I would be willing to bet when you have a check up your doctor will tell you that you have improved body functions such as BP, Cholesterol, sugar and other important
    health measures. Feeling good is worth more than a number on the scale! emoticon
    2087 days ago
    you know what I'll say, netsue. I've already told you. And I am proud of you for keeping on keeping on instead of falling back all the way. You know we are all behind you.
    2089 days ago
    Been there, done that! Ha! :) Never give up on trying to keep the general healthier lifestyle part of your every day life... like being aware of what you're putting in your mouth, also exercising not only to burn calories, but work those muscles and shape that body. and drinking our water to nourish our body and help all the other functions of our body work better! YES WE CAN! Smiles! - Kelly
    2089 days ago
    The evil scale doesn't show progress or your healthy new attitude!! Don't give up we can do it!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2090 days ago
    It is really hard when the scale doesn't show the numbers getting better. Please don't give up!!! emoticon emoticon It's definitely a marathon not a sprint!
    2090 days ago
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