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Eeesh, nothing to show for this week....sort of.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Well, I worked my butt off last week. I walked at least three if not four miles a day for five days last week, and I kept my calories above 1200 but below 1400 every day except Saturday when I "splurged" at 1800 calories. I have no weight loss to show for it this week. I know everyone says that the scale is not a good determinant of weight loss, but unfortunately it does dictate my perception of progress. I did lose about 0.5" off my totals, so I do have that. I hope everyone is having a better week than me!
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    I sympathize--and empathize!--with your plight. I actually went through FIVE MONTHS without showing a drop on the scales.

    Finally, I just gave them up. I quit weighing all together. And I began to measure my progress in more tangible ways. I created a chart and gave myself stickers for meeting various goals: holding a one-minute plank, eating without tv, music or reading, closing down the kitchen after dinner, etc. After two months of doing this and avoiding the scales, I discovered I'd lost nearly 13 pounds.

    So for me, focusing more on behavior than on the scale number brought about the changes I needed. Perhaps you might try something like this.

    Whatever you decide, best of success to you.
    1695 days ago
    The tortise will absolutely win! Jonathan, I was saying something to my husband about scales. I told him that I may weight myself once a month instead of every week because when you don't lose, and I know there are a million reasons why one wouldn't, it really seems to mess the psyche in a bad way. I do know this, my asthma is getting better, my walking pace is getting faster, and my body doesn't ache like it use to. Those are more determinants to me right now I guess! Have a great day every one!
    1696 days ago
    It was a slow week for me, too (not even an inches loss) but we are the tortoises who will win, right? emoticon
    1696 days ago
    There's something addictive about scales that makes you want to jump on them all the time, even when you know you shouldn't!

    If you're eating between 1200 to 1400 calories, make sure you're not under eating for any exercise you may be doing as it will make you weary. It's ok to eat a bit more, if you can find the time to burn it off; that's the best combo.

    Look forward to being friends

    1697 days ago
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