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Really? Only 14 days?

Friday, June 28, 2013

Had gone 14 days without losing (I swear I thought it was more like 3 weeks, but calendar says only two), however kept my chin up and kept the faith. Finally registered 1.6 lb loss yesterday.

During that seemingly long stretch I found myself needing to eat away from home 5 times, which was challenging. I also seem to bloat with my (12yo!) daughter and I baked a really yummy cake for my son's birthday which I only took two bites of - enought to taste and enjoy but not enough to cause me to feel I'd overindulged. While my sodium intake was considerably higher when I ate out, my worst indulgence there was PF Chang's (somewhat bland) calamari, which I shared with my husband. Otherwise, I was always able to find low cal/low carb options on the menus.

Also during that time I started a strength training program, which might have had an impact on scale losses in the short run but I am hoping will show up as a win in measurements down the line.

Overall, I continue to feel pretty invigorated and psyched about my program. Waiting two weeks for a loss was tough, but I feel good about the choices I made and also believe that an enduring healthy lifestyle will have to make allowances for eating away from home and celebrations.

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    Congrats on your loss! It does take a long time sometimes!
    I am going to start a weight training program myself next week and really hope that it adds to what I am already doing. emoticon emoticon
    1812 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/2/2013 6:46:31 PM
    Congrats on the 1.6 pound loss!!!! Yes, 2 weeks seems like forever (I was disappointed over .5 pound in a week, so I understand your feelings) but we have to remember that the scale is only one way to track the changes in ourselves. Great job on being consistent in finding healthy food options while eating out.

    1813 days ago
    Try not to jump on the scale to often. Measure your weight loss by how you feel, not so much by the reading on the scale. I am often disappointed when I step on the scale and I know I have been doing a good job. emoticon
    1813 days ago
    Two weeks seems like a long time, but if you're changing multiple things during that time frame it's hard to tell what to expect. Some of the things will cause you to gain "weight" and some will cause you to lose.

    For instance, strength training both builds muscle (probably a very slight gain) and retain fluid for a day or two (definitely a very slight gain) but in the long run ramps up your metabolism so that you burn more even when you're not active (slight loss).

    The scale doesn't tell you AT ALL how much FAT you lost, and that can only be in the ounces per day range, so don't take the number too seriously. Look at your measurements and your clothing to tell you more, and keep your eye on the trend rather than on a specific number.

    You're doing great, just keep up the work!

    1815 days ago

    Your not giving up! The results will come.
    1816 days ago
    Congrats on your persistence and the scale registering your hard work don't forget to take your measurements it helps when the scale won't move but you can measure loss with inches and also how clothes fit and how ,ugh better yiu feel keep up themgoodmwork thanks for sharing !
    1816 days ago
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