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Monday, November 18, 2013

Part 1: Weekends

Ahhhh weekends! Those two days where I don't have a care in the world...no alarm clock, no commute...it also means no sitting in front of my computer. Not sitting in front of my computer means not making myself accountable on SparkPeople. I will log on from my phone and get my login points, but that is about as far as that goes, as logging meals, water, and fitness is slow and tedious.
I need to be better about setting aside time on my weekends to log on, check in, and track myself. Now that I put it out there and took the first step of acknowledgment, it is time to take action!

Part 2: Trying not to get discouraged

My weekly weigh-in is Monday morning. (A.K.A today)
And today's weigh-in did not yield the result I was hoping for.
Yes, it was a loss...a .80 loss...but of course I was hoping for more.

I want to blame the tortilla chips I dipped in salsa while watching football...or the extra salt my boyfriend added to dinner, but I can't. Because there WAS a loss, there is no reason to place a blame on anything. A loss, no matter how small, is a GOOD THING!

I believe I have unreal expectations based on the Biggest Loser. I want numbers matching the contestants on that show, even though I know in the real world of no trainer, working 40 hours a week, and taking care of everyday household duties it is not earthly possible.
Does this mean I stop watching the Biggest Loser? I think not...I just need to alter my expectations based on myself, not based on someone who has food purchased for them and the ability to workout 8+ hours each day.

Anyway, I'm trying not to get discouraged and beat myself up over a small .80lb loss this week. I just have to be diligent this week and not give up. Keep on, keeping on as they say.

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    You're right. You did have a loss, so celebrate that. I do understand though. In 2 months, I've lost a half pound!!!! I really could throw that scale across the room, but then I'd just have to pick up the pieces, so it's not worth having to clean up the mess. Keep pushing!!!
    1615 days ago
    Yeah, I know what you mean. I watch Biggest Loser also and it is an encouragement but look how painful it is for them, and no they aren't home dealing with husbands and boyfriends feeding them large portions and taking care of kids who keep saying I am hungry and then to beat all use a video or do it ourselves without someone standing over top saying do it or else. Yeah, despite of their pain in workouts, they have it easy. But they are learning too. I like the show alot because at least seeing them lose that much weight shows me I can too. We can do this girl no matter what. I got your back. We will beat this, YES!! I mean lose that much weight over all, not in one week.....LOL
    1615 days ago
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