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Gaining Weight Wastes TIME!!!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

If you do the math, this is how it works when you gain weight on a "break" from your weight-loss efforts. Follow this illustration -

Goal over 4 month span = 1 pound loss per week, so in 4 months 16 pounds will be lost.

But let's say you throw caution to the wind, like I did for a month, and this is how it works.

Month 1 = -4 lbs if you stick to the original goal.
Month 2 = +4 lbs because you stopped your efforts.
Month 3 = -4 lbs because you finally got back to your goals and efforts.
Month 4 = -4 lbs because you are resolute!
TOTAL = -8 lbs instead of -16

Notice that it took 3 months to lose 4 lbs with this model.

The moral of the story is that gaining back the weight you lost not only slowly chips away at your self confidence, but it wastes the precious time that is a gift to us every day.

I have to remind myself of this EVERY TIME I reach for food. I'm starting to think maybe I should have a shock collar every time I reach for the pantry, just in case my mind doesn't kick in the "LEAVE IT!" command before I raid the cabinets.

Peace Out, Sparkers!
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  • 68ANNE
    I think I will join you in the shock collar. Another day of excess gone
    1957 days ago
  • KONRAD695
    I totally agree. It's hard to walk forward when you put your shoes on backward. Was doing this in December, started to turn it around. Wasted 2 weeks and a lot of effort.
    1957 days ago
    emoticon blog!! I liked the idea of a shock collar.
    "Don't Give Up!!" emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1958 days ago
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