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THAT number on the scale.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

56kg (124 pounds). That's my number at the moment.

I reach it, maybe drop a bit below it, then come back to it, then stay there for a while, then start going up.

That has been the pattern for quite a few months, now.

I reached this number this morning, and, last week. I decided not to monitor it last week because it was too much of a jump and i was convinced I'd weight more the next day, which I did. (I also only log my weight once a week). I saw the number on the scale yesterday, too, so as this is my logging in day, I know I need to write it down. But I don't want to.

This is my scary number. The one I've seen so many times that I don't trust it. It's the "barrier" to the lower numbers. And I just don't know if I will jump through it and never see it again, or not.

Things are little different this time. I'm reading the Beck pink book and it is strengthening my resolve. I have accepted that I am actually dieting, rather than seeing what will happen. I am tracking my calories and staying with in range most of the time (weekends are a bit of a problem, but the nice thing about tracking is you can see it and fix it. I am planning my meals beforehand and avoiding more and more unplanned snacks. The nice thing about Beck is that there become fewer and fewer excuses each week to over-eat). Plus I am remembering that I am actually able to resist the temptation to eat more, or indulge in unhealthy snacks. Like any muscle it needs exercising.

56kg is 2kg (4 pounds) away from my pre-baby weight, which I actually managed to achieve just before Christmas last year. Then I gained the 2kg back and then I gained another 2kg back. I don't want to do that this year, unless it is because I am pregnant again. As someone who has been in the maintenance group for five years, I am a little ashamed at the gains. I really wanted my journey back to goal weight after have a baby to be a smooth one.

So, I've logged the number, and next week it will be a different, lower number, or the same number. I'm not going up again. And I will celebrate the loss and that I haven't given up and just let those kilograms sit there. I can do this. Only 1kg before I'm in my "happy" maintenance range and 2kg before I'm at goal. I can do this.
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  • DIROB57
    Yes, you CAN do this! And thanks for your supportive comments on my maintenance blog! I am almost 60, menopausal and have 'fallen pregnant' 7 times when I was younger which have all taken a toll on my waistline, but I def look better with 25-30 lbs gone!

    Sounds like you have been successful before and have a very good handle on things at the'll be right back where you want to be in no time! Sending supportive thoughts your way!!

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    1102 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/27/2017 11:34:19 AM
    Keep your eyes on the goals, you can do this.
    1106 days ago
    The scale doesn't differentiate between fat and water, and water can have you bouncing around. Your couple of cups of coffee is a pound until you pee it out over the course of the morning. I'm a daily weigh-er, but I don't freak out about the number as long as my planner/tracker is spot on. Don't freak out! Equilibrium shows on the long graph!
    1106 days ago
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