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5/12/18 4:33 A



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That is all that you can do.

Try, Try, and Try again .... you WILL succeed :-)

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5/11/18 8:22 A

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Thanks for commenting on my goals. I like your response. I will keep trying. I am not giving up.

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5/10/18 12:56 P

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Hmmm - well, I don't really do the whole "goals" thing (that's a mental game that they were big on at work, and I refuse to bring that mindset in to my home).

However - I do choose to create or maintain habits ;) (Yeah, I know - it's semantics, but it works for me.) The most important habit for me is weekly planning of most meals and snacks (with room to add extras as wanted) so that nutritional needs are met and shopping / preparing / cooking are faster and cheaper and easier.

The next most important habit is enjoying a 5-10km walk outside most days of the week, and including activities that increase or maintain muscle mass.

As for the scale - well, I keep an eye on it daily in order to see what impact my current medical state and meds is having on my weight. I don't personally consider it to be useful for anything beyond that, and am far more interested in body fat % and medical health markers.

For me - I feel my best and my docs are most happy when I'm maintaining around 22-24% body fat. I maintain a fairly high amount of lean muscle tissue, so my weight on the scale is currently right on the cusp of "overweight" for my height. Any more added muscle will put my scale weight in to the "overweight" range, which would indicate a "need to lose 20lbs" if the scale were the metric that I was concerned with...

So - it might be in your best health interests to find out what your actual body fat % is, and then determine whether your body is ALREADY healthy and so is protecting the lean muscle mass by not dropping scale weight! Increasing your strength training so that you are seeing regular increases in the weight / reps might do more for you than dropping calories...

Here's to you - and the rest of us - building and keeping healthy lifestyles that meet our own priorities!

Sir Terry Pratchett:

"Science is not about building a body of known 'facts'. It is a method for asking awkward questions and subjecting them to a reality-check, thus avoiding the human tendency to believe whatever makes us feel good."


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5/10/18 6:53 A



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I only weigh myself once ever 2-3 months, at my Medical Centre. Everyone's weight tends to go up/down, constantly, and for a lot of people it can be disheartening because they don't realize it is normal.

Do you weigh all of your food? If not I strongly suggest that you do, for EVERYTHING, and then take a good look at what you eat and where you can tweak to ensure that your are getting balanced nutrition. Make sure that you are getting plenty of fruit/vege as well as healthy fats, and enough lean protein (minimum 60g)

Good luck,
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5/10/18 6:13 A

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Well here I go again!. My goals are to drink more water, do strength exercises at least 3 x's per week and enter food in my tracker. These were my goals a year ago and I 'm still at the same weight. I need to lose about 20# to get to healthy weight. Actually I would be thrilled to loose 5#. I feel healthy and I get in my steps most days, but the weight just doesn't seem to go anywhere. I lose a pound - then gain it back the next week. I only weigh myself once a week-maybe I should just throw that scale out to the trash! Well the summer is here - so here I go again!

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