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Tracking Weight & The Yellow Line

Saturday, December 15, 2012

I changed my goal tracker on my start page to adjust for my real life weight of the here and now. It was too depressing to see the chart with the yellow goal line so far below the zigzagging actual my weight line. That nice yellow line is such a nice neat progression downward to goal. My weight line was getting further and further away from the lovely yellow line. The reality of my weight line is more like 2 pounds up and 3 pounds down, stay the same, bounce up 4, drop 2, stay the same, stay the same, stay the same. The efforts towards progress showed on the graph. But one had to look to see those changes towards progress. My fitness, and nutrition, and sleep, and community, and all the other parts of this "caravan trip" were getting lost under the weight of the yellow weight line. The very real efforts and sense of accomplishment were getting lost because of the slow progress on the scale and the contrast to the perfectly sloping yellow line! So I changed it. I moved the start date and the end date on my weight tracker. And now the yellow line is above my weight line. Hooray! Instant progress!
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    I like your plan and getting over the the going up down up down and just sitting there laughing at us as you are not the only one to have to fight the scales . I really like your plan way to go we can do this journey. thank you for you help in picking me me up when i fall . thank you all you encouragement you can do it anxiously waiting to watch that line move emoticon emoticon
    1983 days ago
    Woo Hoo! I know what you mean about that yellow line. It was depressing to see mine get so far off track too - it seemed like an unsurmountable gap to ever make up. I suppose I should change my goals too. The date on the calendar for reaching the goal doesn't matter, as long as I get there eventually.
    1988 days ago
    We all do what works for us! Keep on keeping on!
    1988 days ago
    Good for you for finding what works for you! HUGS and wishing you a wonderful weekend.
    1988 days ago
  • BOSS61
    Everyone marks progress in different ways. Hooray to have found one that works for you!

    (As for me, each day without being de-friended by double-digit number of Sparkies is progress. - So far my record is only 4 in one day!)
    1988 days ago
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