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Buckling Down to Prevent the Slippery Slope

Thursday, July 27, 2017

I just made my third and final* appointment at the GWU weight management lab. My last DEXA scan and consultation with the RD. I had the first two in a month, but then I started traveling and since that third session doesn't expire I wanted to get through all of the travel and give myself some time to get back on track and see what I can do. So, on 1 September, I'll go back and see officially how it's going. Obviously the scale will be an indicator in the meantime, but as the RD has so rightfully pointed out, it's about getting the body fat percentage down and the muscle mass up, no matter what the scale says.

This week has been pretty good so far. I'm really watching my overall calorie intake and my macros, and I've been pushing myself at boot camp. And walking the dog to make sure I get all my steps in.

I'm up 2.4 pounds from my lowest before all the holiday/travel madness, so I'm really not too upset with myself, but at the same time I have done this enough to know that 'meh don't worry too much it's only a pound' can turn into complacency and a steady regain until I end up hating myself again.


And I am. I'm so close to hitting 30 pounds overall, and if I keep pushing I will get there. And then 40. 50 is a bit of a stretch goal, but we'll see how I feel and look at 40. Even if it takes another whole year, I will get there.

*I can sign up for more scans/sessions, but will have to pay more. Maybe it's something I'll do once or twice a year going forward ... we'll see.
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