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Today. St. Patrick's Day 2013.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

I found myself making an unusually long reply in one of my teams this morning - so decided to copy it over here as a blog entry -

Today is my weigh-in day - I stepped on my scale here at home and it is apparent that little, if any, progress will be reflected on the scales at the WW center this morning - maybe even a small gain - tears welled up - I, too, worked hard all week, and made 1000 good choices in food & activity & other things related to my health. But my weigh-in is likely to be something not to brag about. I do so want my total weight to keep going down - but here I sit, tearfully, on a small plateau. I will make good choices today, and many good choices throughout the week, with maybe a not-so-good choice here & there - but I will have a good week. Just like last week was a good week. I know all of my hard work counts - but I need some more good results - I am going to Ireland for the first time in May (!!!) and I want to feel and move as good as I can - I will be walking a lot of backroads, as well as walking miles around the city of Dublin.

I do want to take a moment today to thank St. Patrick for driving all of the snakes out of Ireland - I got nothin' in particular against snakes, but it will make my walks a bit more pleasant, not having to worry about them :)

I feel pretty sad this morning, for some reason, and my mood was dampened a bit by the scale, but now I am off to dry the tears and move about in this brand new day. And make lots of good choices. Slainte!

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    I think sometimes it just takes time. That our choices from last week might not show up until NEXT week. You are gaining muscle, losing fat, with every good choice you make. They will show up eventually, just keep the faith and keep at it. The number is not everything -- feel proud of making good choices and your strength (both physical and mental).

    I also love the picture in the background of your page emoticon
    1861 days ago
    Ann, that scale is no doubt our worst enemy. You know you had good choices. Just like you I worked really hard even upped my exercise, and low and behold that dang scale did not budge. So I asked the Spark's Coach..why is it when I do all the right things nothing happens on the scale...well I upped my exercise, so my muscles are hanging onto extra fluid for protecting them. That was one answer, but you know what??? It did not make me feel any better. Now DO NOT do as I did and jump into all the WRONG stuff. Guess what??? That sure didn't help either, all that has done is make me feel worse and pretty sure the scale will be up.
    So how about your clothes are they fitting better? Sorry for such a long comment, but I really do know how you feel, just hang in there and don't give up.

    1862 days ago
    Don't let the numbers on the scale affect your day! Keep making those good choices and smile... You are BEAUTIFUL!!
    1862 days ago
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