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Trying hard not to be fed up ~

Friday, January 11, 2013

~ but failing miserably. I'm afraid that picture has been me lately. I am doing everything "right", not "misbehaving" in any way ~ and yet the scale is not going down. In fact, it has gone up a bit. :(

How to explain that ~ when you are trying HARD. I just don't know. I will go read some 'inspirational' stories of other SP members and try to get out of this funk. I wouldn't even be writing about this except Spark Coach told me to write about 'everything' today ~ so I am. And trying to be positive.

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  • WILSON1926
    Hang in there please.
    1982 days ago
    Oh, my friend, that is so frustrating! And continuing to be "good" takes quite a leap of faith, doesn't it? emoticon

    I don't have any advice ... just a reminder that we're in this together, that we'll get through this, and that we CAN do this!

    1987 days ago
    I understand your frustration. This has basically been my experience for over a month now. Yes, sometimes I think it was due to some of my indulgences (sending me over the calories range). But even when I was being a "good girl" I would remain the same or gain. With PCOS, it's already so difficult to lose weight. I stepped up my exercise routine which hasn't changed the scale. But I took my measurements last night and saw I have lost inches even in the past couple weeks. This made me realize I probably gained muscle...which is what the scale reflects.

    I was weighing myself every day, but since that sometimes made me cry in frustration, I try to weigh less often. Thinking of putting the scale somewhere out of reach so it won't be a temptation!!!!

    I also found this great article another Sparker shared by Jillian Michaels of the Biggest Loser on how to bust through plateaus.


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    1987 days ago
    Here's what I've had to learn the hard way: having the scale respond in the "right" way is not a very good reward for doing everything "right." My body doesn't always get the reward message (my eyes and brain only will, but not the rest of my body) and it sometimes takes longer than we like for our bodies to get the message that we're doing everything right. If you can, try to change some things up a bit...different exercises or different foods. Shock your body into realizing that changes are happening and maybe soon the reward for being "right" will also show up on the scale. I bet you're getting lots of other rewards besides the number on the scale...inches (or parts of inches) gone, better fitness, greater feelings of good health, etc, etc. This journey is more than a number! Good luck and give yourself a pep talk...time to get out of the blue funk and keep moving forward (do I sound like a SparkCoach?)!! Hugs, jeannie
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    1987 days ago
  • RG_DFW
    everytime I hit a plateau, I examined the calorie consumption and, usually, I was eating too much. However, sometimes the body just wants to catch up. Just keep doing the right things and after a couple of weeks if you're still stuck, reduce the calorie intake and you'll see the difference.
    1987 days ago
    Please don't let the scale dictate the outcome of your goals. The scale can go up and down while you are losing inches and getting healthier! emoticon
    1987 days ago
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