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Do you ever feel like your weight loss can be sung to the Hokey Pokey?

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Last week was crazy and I watched my weight plummet due to stress. I knew it wouldn't stay off, kinda like after you have the flu you are sure you will keep the weight off and then you drink a glass of water and it all comes back on. Last week is over though and it's time to regroup and move forward. Move forward has been my mantra this month.

The only issue is, I have no freaking clue how much I weigh. Yesterday I stepped on the scale, I was up 11 pounds. Three hours later I was down 2. It's been like this all week. It's a very bizarre version of the Hokey Pokey. You take your two pounds off, you put your one pound on, you turn yourself around shake all about and now your 3 pounds up. Today I gave up and have decided I'll check in on Sunday to see what everything settles down to. That worries me though because I am too goal oriented and I really do need that check in each day to keep focused. In the past I have fooled myself into believing I could check in once a week and learn to hold myself accountable. Ya, cause that has worked so well my entire adult life when it comes to Cheetos and ice cream.

So here I am. Yup, I'm worried that this week could derail all the progress I've made since returning. I have stickers and notes up all over my office to stay focused and move forward. Last week I truly didn't have the energy or focus to use the treadmill so I need to get back on track with that now as well. Not tomorrow, not on the weekend. Today.

I'm Tami, I'm fat and I'm just not cool enough to be able to wing it when it comes to weight loss. Maybe one day I'll be one of the cool kids who automatically can change and don't automatically go into panic at the sight of a Tim Horton's apple fritter but for today I need to be honest with myself about my short comings and potential pitfalls.
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    There is a reason, why everyone says to weigh yourself, once a week. Some people give up too soon. I lost 119 pounds on the Prism Diet, and with Prism you weigh yourself every 6 weeks. Do not be discouragee, and hang in there. Love your blogs. Have a blessed day!!!
    1870 days ago
    Glad you stress has lessen! If you must weigh yourself every day, only do that after you pee in the mornings. Once a week is what we are told to do. Hang it there. emoticon emoticon
    1903 days ago
  • DONNA5281
    Don't beat your self over anything.
    You should weigh your self once a week, at the same time.

    I don't even own a scale. I have to get one.

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    1903 days ago
    I am so glad the stress has diminished, but this is the EXACT reason I had to give up my daily check of the scale and move to once a week - doing it this way I have measurable results - the other way makes me in a constant state of up and down.... Plus now that I've done the once a week thing, it makes me a little more okay with accepting there are going to be meals I am going to not eat perfectly without the shame and guilt. Take a deep breath and pick ONE day a week to take your weight - then use this as the base for measuring. Maybe make a points scale for yourself for daily things and play the get to 10 (or 20, etc.) points for the day game. it'll take the focus off the number and move it to healthier habits!! :)
    1903 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/6/2013 3:37:18 PM
    Glad your stress has gone down, sorry you are confused. I think if you only weigh once a day you will be less confused. I only weigh when I first get up (ok, after I pee) and wearing only my panties. Same clothes, same time each day. If I got on the scales several times a day I'd be completely nuts - instead of on my way there. Can't do the once a week either.

    I know the scales will move around a couple of pounds depending on a number of things. How much water I drank the day before, did I go on the high side of my calorie range, what time of the month, etc. But I'm less stressed by a 1 or even 2 pound increase one day. Also, I don't weigh the day after my free day.

    I'm Pamela, and I'm fat too but after time I've been able to look at something seriously delicious, that in the past I would have devoured, and walk away. Sometimes I do have a bite or two but I can have some control now. You will too.

    1903 days ago
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