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Not a great week

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

My seventeen year old has been causing me grief this week. He technically doesn't live with me because he has chosen to roam the streets and do things he shouldn't be doing. When he comes to my home he upsets the entire atmosphere and my stress level shoots sky high. He will be 18 in a couple of days but thinks that living the life of a hustler is all he can do. I hope he wakes up before it is too late.

The scales say I gained a pound this week. I think it is due to all of the fluid on my body. I am having a difficult time getting rid of it. I already take one of the strongest diuretics that there is. I have been drinking my water but I think the stress this week has caused me to reach out to some foods high in sodium which I know doesn't help. I view this as another test and trial on how to overcome during stressful situations. I will just have to do better.

I decided that I am going to do my video blogs only once a month. So next week I will post one. I hope all of my friends have a great and productive day.

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    When I first joined SP, I lost 45 in 6 months (then I got pregnant and gained part of that back). During those 6 months I learned that the scale does not accurately measure my actions. At times I lost weight when my actions weren't great and at other times I didn't lose weight when I had done everything right. There are just too many other factors like water retention, TOM, stress, muscle vs fat, etc. when dealing only with the scale.

    The most important thing is that you set realistic goals for your actions (calorie range, healthy foods, exercise, etc.) and then measure yourself against the goals. If your goals are realistic and healthy, then the weight loss will come. You can't control the scale. You can be accountable for your actions.

    And don't be too hard on yourself. Progress, not Perfection!
    1937 days ago
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