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Frustrating Day

Saturday, December 01, 2012

I admit it. I am one of those people who lets the scale dictate my mood, and today, I was NOT in a good mood. One week ago, I was down another 5 pounds to a net loss of 85 pounds. This was very exciting for me. I had done well through Thanksgiving and I was freezing cookies for Christmas so as not to overeat during the month of December.

Then today, I was up those same 5 pounds. This is incredibly frustriating for me. I subscribe to Spark Coach, so today I changed programs to the Plateau Busting program. I am pretty sure I know why my weight loss is stuck. (I haven't lost a net anything in the last 4 weeks.) My calories keep inching up and I am finding it hard to stick to 1200/day. I am much closer to 1500/day and once last week after a trip to Costco, I actually ate 2000 calories.

So it really shouldn't be a surprise that I'm not losing. I need to be much more accurate about how many calories I am really eating and try harder to make those good quality calories. That is hard for me, as I don't eat fruit of any kind and very few vegetables. But I've been on this healthy life style kick for almost a year now. I've lost a little more than 80 pounds, but I still have 50 to go, so I can't give up now. I really WANT to lose the rest of this weight and improve my health.

Sometimes it just seems so hard.....
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    2027 days ago
    Sorry you did not have a GREAT day. I am NOT normally a person who lets the scale affect my mood but BOY OH BOY, IT DID TODAY. I was expecting to be able to change the FIRST number on my weight today because it is the FIRST of the month and yesterday I was TWO pounds UNDER my goal number. It went up a little last night and INSTEAD OF GOING BACK DOWN THIS MORNING, IT WENT UP EVEN MORE. I KNOW I did not gain weight overnight, I KNOW that I could cheat on my own rules and count yesterday's number. I won't because that is really how I make the scale work for me - BUT I DON'T HAVE TO LIKE IT. I lost 6 pounds this month and that is GREAT, BUT . . . I was looking to drop below 300 and now have to wait a WHOLE month before I can make that change.

    Life is hard but the alternative might not be so great either.
    2028 days ago
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