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Trying to not be frustrated

Sunday, January 06, 2013

I weighed myself today up 1.7 pounds. I have been working out daily. I was still sick the first 2 days of the week. I reevaluated my calories . I am trying to not get hung up on the scale. I have been stuck between 162-165 forever. If I don't see some changes in the scale I might change to the plateau buster. I feel good I have been much more active daily not just a few days a week. I am eating more fruits and vegetables. My fitbit one has really shown me how active I am. It has also helped me track my sleep which is gradually improving. I have joined the better sleep challenge and jump into fitness challenge. I have been consistently tracking my foods and fitness. I have been on SparkPeople Daily but one day when I was sick. I am still following Spark Coach. So hopefully next week the scale will be more cooperative. emoticon
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    I love your pics, and the chair pic makes u look like the queen on her throne. Beautiful you! We are close to the same weight maybe we can work together on this. I need a reason to climb back on the wagon. I m working w my stupid smart phone and I really need my computer!!! Big hugs, B
    2970 days ago
    If you're faithful in what you're doing and sure you're recording all the nutrition you take in - you will see results - even if they're not reflected in gravity (the scale).

    Ignore it! Think NSV - non-scale victories. You will get there!

    You may need to rethink your weigh-in schedule and go once a month.

    I really had to pull myself back from weighing frequently because I would get so disappointed.

    My husband pointed out one day when I was lamenting a faux-gain that there was no way I could have eaten that many calories to gain that much and it would eventually go away.

    It really made me stop and consider things... :D


    2972 days ago
    I was told by one of my nursing instructors that the body fought against weight loss in the Winter as this was a natural time for it to conserve energy stores...patience..and perserverance.. emoticon
    2972 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    Thinking about that fitbit thingamajig. I too ate smart and exercised more this week, only to find I had gained 1-2 pounds. Was kind of down. Realized I felt and looked better. So despite the weigh scale I will continue with my plan.
    2973 days ago
    If you didn't look at the scale, would you feel better? Sometimes, I find myself pulling away from the scale, if I feel changes in my body...I don't always need the scale to say I am succeeding. You can also be building more of your muscles, so the fat is going away, but the muscles are right not keeping your weight the same.

    but I also agree that plateau busters are a good idea!

    Keep going, you really are motivating me!
    2973 days ago
    Frustrating! I would look at salt, and persevere. Withslow loss comes slow gain later. Your healthy life style will pay off. Still, aggravating. Dislike plateaus too!!
    2973 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    The scale drives me crazy so I have decided not to weigh for at least a month. I know very well that I didn't gain 2 lbs in a day so between water weight etc... it just doesn't pay to keep looking at the number! I am going to go by how I feel and how my pants fit and then stop worrying about it. It is just a number and I am not going to let it bother me! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2973 days ago
    Frustrating! But hang in there, you are doing everything right and it will show up sooner or later! On of my other spark friend posted a question she got from spark coach. "If there were no scales in the world, how would you measure your progress?" I bet you have some positive answers to that!
    2973 days ago
  • SNS1968
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    2973 days ago
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