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STRUGGLING RIGHT NOW

Monday, April 01, 2019

For the last few weeks, I have been struggling in my journey. Up til now, I have maintained my "head set" that I am not in a race to lose weight and mostly want to just improve my health and well being. So, I have not lost a great deal in pounds. However, I have managed to lose enough to go down one full size in 6 months by eating much better and implementing exercise into my lifestyle.

Here's the thing... recently, I have been feeling that after all the "sacrifices" (limiting sweets and spending more time at the gym) shouldn't the scale number be much lower? So, I find myself feeling a little let down. As a result, lately I stopped tracking my food as closely and skipped more days at the gym and you know what happened??? The scale has already creeped up 3 pounds. Duh!! The pounds sure do come back much easier than coming off!!!

So, I will go back to my original plan, get those 3 pounds off, and remember that its better than the alternative.
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  • IRONBESS
    There's an old saying about walking in sand, "two steps forward, one step back." Reverse it: "One step back, two steps forward." That focuses more on the positive. It may be slower going, but it's still progress.

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    252 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/9/2019 1:42:59 PM
  • LIBERALGODDESS
    Tracking your food helps you realize the intake. Don't worry, it'll happen for you.
    280 days ago
  • SIMPLY_JAE
    It is a journey..and it takes time.. Don't let go of your desire to be healthy
    286 days ago
  • POTTERYGAL912
    Do not let go of your desire to be healthy. I stopped tracking, had an injury and stopped exercises. Now I’m 50 lbs over my desired weight. Ouch! Three pounds is easier to lose than 50. 😱 I’m rooting for you Marcie18. Please root for me. πŸ‘πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    290 days ago
  • 2020NEWB
    Do u like podcasts? Try listening to Corinne Crabtree Phit n phat..she’ll make u wanna change your life and never give up on yourself
    290 days ago
  • 2020NEWB
    Try a measuring tape. I too am a slower loser. But in 3 years its slowly crept up to 130lbs lost.. So itty bitty scale drops do work. That said I didn't find spark till new years and I've lost an additional 15 so oickbur self up and take it off.
    290 days ago
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