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Painful start

Monday, May 19, 2014

While knowing things don't get back to normal overnight - I have realized my smaller portions are starting to satisfy me again - in contrast to a few weeks ago when I started to get back on track and I felt like I was eating "tiny" portions. In reality that's what you convince yourself to think because you've constantly overeaten and expanded your stomach.

While today is day 5 - I can't see any visible difference (slimmer face, looser clothes, anything!) even though I've not passed my target calorie range at all - and have been physically active - informally e.g. walking lots, housework, rigorous stuff etc.

But I am telling myself....well it always starts like this - you feel the sharp pinch, things are tough - but your perseverance makes it easier. And just cos you don't see results doesn't mean you should throw the towel - when you start again it'll be far worse.

In any case, I feel quite proud for getting back on track and doing it right. I have had no slip ups or cheats so I am feeling confident.

Hopefully with formal exercise back into the mix it'll start shedding again... I've gained 2 spare tyres! I have to get rid of them.
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    JLHodkinson - that's actually a brilliant way of looking at it - I am quite biased in this sense - being good deserves quick results - while the fact that it took 2.5 months of bad eating to gain 5kg isn't considered - that's actually quite slow for me, because before it used to be a lot LOT quicker.

    So yes, good point - now that the worst is over - I am feeling less hungry and my body is adjusting. I'm glad with that, the results will follow soon.

    Thanks to everyone for their comments - every bit helps!
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    Small, incremental changes are really the best we can expect - no matter how much we'd prefer things to be instantaneous.

    I'm glad you've made the beginning - that's really one of the hardest parts.
    1436 days ago
    What an awesome start! Remember, it took more than 5 days to notice a difference in your body when you gained weight, too! That always helps me put things in perspective.
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