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I Hate the Yo-Yo

Friday, October 11, 2019

Grandma had given me & my younger brothers all yo-yo's for Christmas when we were little kids. We had fun for awhile moving the hard piece of plastic up and down the string.

But like alot of toys, the yo-yo became boring. I don't remember playing with it much after the next year. I think Dad had the most fun with them.

Watching life, hanging from a string going up and down, and swinging all around, until you feel like you're out of control.

Yo-yo diets are a cycle of short term changes which result in short term results..your energy levels can be affected, sleep becomes disrupted and you create an imbalance in your body. In the end, you will probably end up weighing more then you did when you started.

How do I know this? Because years ago when I first started on Sparkpeople, I weighed about 40-50 pounds less then I weigh today. In an old blog from May 2009, I was excited about finally fitting into Jean's that were a size 14. Now most of my pants are a size 18. I joined a challenge that started last weekend and my weight is still bouncing all over the scales. In the last 6 days the numbers have gone down (on Monday) and back up (late Thursday) just like a yo-yo. As usual I got excited when the scale said I lost a couple pounds and get so frustrated when it says I gained back a few pounds. It's a vicious maddening cycle. All I can think of is an old TV commercial...Calgon, take me away.
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    Let's focus on tracking and exercise. emoticon
    55 days ago
    Try to stay away from the scale except to weigh in once a week for the challenge. On the other days follow your tracking (this week food and water, all meals and every day) and keep up with your exercise regimen. Steer away from those negative thoughts and instead look towards your final 5% goal(s). Eight weeks of building healthier habits one day at a time. emoticon
    55 days ago
    Hubby loves yo-yos and is very good with them. Like you, I want to lose weight and keep it off which means I have to learn to love eating less.
    55 days ago
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    55 days ago
    HUGS and hang in there. It definitely is not a straight line journey. Unfortunately!

    55 days ago
    Take into consideration water weight. Sometimes as women e hold more water which could be a few pounds, especially if your scale is showing a weight gain in a few days. You got this. Stay focused. One day at a time.
    55 days ago
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