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I'm not defeated!

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

I have been trying really hard to lose weight but despite my efforts I've only lost 1 pound since July. I woke up with thoughts of "Why should I even bother working out? Nothing is changing anyway." But when I really thought about it that isn't true. My clothes are fitting better and I have more energy in general. A few people have even complimented me, saying I look thinner. Maybe I am building muscle to replace fat lost or something.

I actually enjoy working out once I am doing it and I try to remind myself of that when I am dreading putting on my sneakers to ride my bike or hit the treadmill. But it's easy to forget when looking at the blasted scale and feeling defeated like I did this morning. After talking myself into getting on the treadmill I felt my mood lift. I decided to take a pic during my cool down walk that I can look back on to see how happy and accomplished I felt. It's a reminder that the only workout I will regret is the one I didn't do!

I need to have faith that if I keep working at it the scale will budge sooner or later. emoticon

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    Sometimes the scale doesn't want to cooperate, but it's okay, it will move eventually. Stay positive!
    1295 days ago
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    1295 days ago
    Just think how horrified you would be if you had GAINED a pound. You need to be at least that thrilled that you have LOST a pound!
    1296 days ago
    You look great, Amy! Just remember that feeling great is way more important than the numbers on the scale. You are amazing and you are winning every time you put those sneakers on!
    1296 days ago
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