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Only four pounds – Are you kidding me!!!

Friday, July 26, 2013

So since I last weighted myself, I couldn’t stop thinking to myself, how did I only lose around 4LBS in a little more than 2 weeks. I thought I would have lost more I’ve been training like crazy and “eating” more drinking my mean green juices – right. I thought I would have lost a whole lot more then that!

But then I saw this picture! And i just started to realize that 4LBS is a lot for two weeks... and I kept on looking at that picture and imagining 4times the amount in that hand EWWWW and it is gross! This picture helped me realize that 1 as a number itself is not a lot, but as FAT it is huge! So if you feel down about having “just” lost .5lbs or 1LBS look at this and remind yourself that it is .5 to 1LBS of that IKKI yellow stuff OUT of YOUR BODY!

I know it works for me, since I found this picture i look at every day. Reminding me what I lost and what I’m working so hard to lose.
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  • CARO_D23
    That is so true... When you have an urge to eat something bad think of that the urge just magically disappears lol. I mean just tonight I went to the restaurant with my fiancé and I would normally get the “healthy” option of the chicken brochette which its 2-3 times a normal portion and eat it all. Tonight I just imagined that picture in my head and I went with a garden chicken salad with dressing on the side. Your right we work so hard to lose them, that picture remind me of that work.

    emoticon on the skipping out on the ice creme !

    2064 days ago
    Yark! This is dis-gus-ting!

    I was so ready to tell you that "C'mon! 4 pounds! Wow" lol =)

    Thanks for the post. I am having a urge to eat ice cream (dipped in chocolate...!!!) but then.. if a pound looks that much and I am working to get rid of it.. well.. hard enough to remove the one I have already... better eat something else =)

    Thanks again !!!

    Have a wonderful weekend! ☼

    2064 days ago
    There will always be ups and downs in the journey for a better 'you'. Stay positive. Next week you might lose 3 pounds!! emoticon
    2064 days ago
  • CARO_D23
    Hi KATIZUMI2013

    I always right my blogs as a reminder and motivation for myself I am really glad knowing that my posts are helping others as well. I measured my inches on my first beginning weight-in and it says to do it monthly so it is slowly coming up. However, by the look of my clothes I already see the difference :D As for muscles, I have done private train in the past few months so I don’t what the look like underneath all this fat… I trained but did not eat well which add up to not much successful weight lose seeing that nutrition is 70%. As for plateaus I usually fit that around the 145 – 150 LBS mark with is also comming up and where I usually crash or having eating issues. So I’m hopping spark people will help me though that help me work through my plateaus and keep me eating good amounts of food. That is something I’ve had to work hard at. I either eat total crap or then cut it all out to lose and so on…now I have spark to help me balance it all.

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    Comment edited on: 7/26/2013 3:02:01 PM
  • KATIZUMI2013
    Wow!! Thank you very much for this post! It is REALLY helpful! I will picture that fat in my hand too, and also to think of it as 16 pounds less pressure on my joints is very meaningful to me! Four pounds is a significant weight loss in a short period of time, and 2 weeks is short. Sounds like a sustainable loss and that makes all the difference in the world. Also, have you measured your inches? With all that effort, I bet you took off inches! Don't forget to count that, and factor in your MUSCLE MASS GAIN caused by the exercising! Muscle is heavier than fat! If you have lost inches, you have probably lost a lot more fat than you are calculating. I am betting you lost twice that amount in fat and offset it with muscle. What do you think? You could also be at a plateau where your body will hold on to the fat for a while and then release it suddenly, later when it is ready to adjust to another shift in weight. If you lose too much weight really fast, you will get sick. Your body cannot get any natural sugar for energy and your immune system cannot protect you against disease. So it holds on to your fat balance for awhile. Then it will suddenly release it later, when your sugar production adjusts. Your body has to have energy to function on daily. it will do everything to keep you from starving it of that energy.

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  • SILVER1369
    You are not alone!! emoticon
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  • CARO_D23
    emoticon so much fro the encouraging posts it means a lot... I don't quite get that much at home as they all sit and eat fries and poutine lol. it feels good to know i'm not alone.
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    2065 days ago
    A 4lb loss is 16lbs less pressure on your joints!!! Think about it that way!!! Congratulations on your loss. emoticon
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  • SILVER1369
    emoticon on the 4 pounds that you have lost forever! It is wonderful!! emoticon
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  • 1935MARY
    Four lbs. is great . I don't see that in 2 happy with what you have. Keep working and thinking about that 1 lb. I know I will. Have a grea day.
    2065 days ago
    You didn't just loose 4 pounds you didn't gain or maintain. You made real progress.
    Great picture..
    2065 days ago
    Congrats on losing those 4 lbs!
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    2065 days ago
    I just bought a 4 pound bag of sugar and it's a LOT! Congratulations!
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  • no profile photo RIDLEYRIDER
    So true, thank you!
    2065 days ago
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