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I was not going to weigh until I feel at my optimal fitness and my svelteness level, I want to FEEL it, not look at the numbers on the scale.

But I was feeling svelte, not perfectly, but I had lost inches, half my muffin top, a lot of belly fat, my pants were feeling not so snug. Then what happened. I bought some new pants that were smaller than pants I wore in high school. I was overweight in high school, so not a good comparison to start with. The pants felt fine, in fact stretched after a few days and felt loose. (in retrospect, I should have kept wearing the other pants that were a better gauge of my size). So I started feeling pretty good about myself, I pushed through several days of tough workouts and and was feeling even better. Then on Friday night, I went to a hiking friends games night, we all bring food, I decided to have only one plate, but I really piled it up. I still felt hungry, but I didn't eat more. Obviously I had already overeaten my daily calorie limit, but I still felt hungry = desire to eat. It sure didn't feel like gluttony, it felt like real hunger. I felt heroic about resisting eating more. So at the end of the evening, I did eat a few more bacon-wrapped around a date stuffed with goat cheese. And I still had room. The next morning I was still feeling good about myself in my new looser pants, and decided to weigh myself. And was hugely disappointed to discover I weighed well over 130. I thought I would weigh under 130. But I had to admit, that was based on my feelings, not my fitness, which is still not close to goal, or my svelteness, which still includes too much belly. So my feelings went for an angry backlash, and I ate more than planned. My DIL was visiting and my DD made appys of crackers with goat cheese and fig jam. So yummy. I could have eaten one or two and enjoyed the taste. Instead I ate at least a dozen. For dinner DD made home-made pasta, DH made pasta carbonara which has bacon and eggs and is very rich, DH made breaded chicken breasts, DD made special cookies to be eaten with ice cream, which I obliged. The next morning, DH and I had a 5k race at 9am, so instead of my usual intermittent fasting routine of not eating until 11, I ate before the race, two pieces of toast with butter and two oranges. After the race I had a half banana and a chocolate milk recovery drink. Then we met two other couples for brunch, and I ate a Montreal skillet, which is eggs, brisket, potatoes, red bell peppers, and two slices of buttered toast, plus After that I wasn't feeling very well so mid-afternoon, I had two cups of coconut water to soothe my indigestion and decided to have some kombucha for supper with some yogurt and stay light and get back on track on Monday morning. Instead besides the kombucha, I had 4 small yoghurts, pumpkins seeds, dried cranberries and a serving of rice. Now it is Monday and I am back on track, but for sure, I have delayed my journey to optimal fitness and svelteness. Plus I feel awful for letting things get so out of control. Now the plan is stick to the plan, don't beat myself up, move forward, don't overdo exercise or underdo and eat a lot less. Stick to the plan. Get back on track. Carry on.

Edited by: JUNEPA at: 4/8/2019 (19:18)
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Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out.
- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
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4/5/19 12:42 A

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Ready for weigh in. I think it will be neutral, no loss, no gain. I am good whatever number shows up. (OK, not whatever number, but give or take 1 pound one way or another.))




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Slow scale is frustrating - Eating will make it worse -
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My weigh in day is on Wednesday, so I already weighed in every time that I read this chapter (I feel a bit like I'm cheating, but I like Wednesdays for weighing in :)). Said that, it's one of my fav chapter: to use the scale only as a tool to guide me is becoming easier, but I do need constant reminder and I find it useful having a whole day each week to reflect about it. In one of the SparkTeam I'm in there are members who lose 3-4lbs per week, so sometimes it's hard not to be jealous (my weightloss journey would be so much quicker) and not to feel defective for losing less than half than that. I love that dr Beck reminds us to celebrate even half pounds losses and the fact that we can't expect to lose a lot of weight every week.

BTW time is flying, I can't believe week 5 is already over!

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Ok, I am ready. The frustration of yesterday is better today.



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Weighing in now is just as useful as logging food after I eat. Gives me a sense of direction.

My sabotaging thoughts now are actually about losing weight too fast. I'm worried about getting into an unsustainable situation. For now, I'm going to try not to reduce my daily calories as I lose weight and see how that feels.

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Hi Team,
congrats everyone to completing Week 5 of the program!

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Let's prepare for the official weigh in tomorrow,
and step on the scale with a good mindset,
see the number as a data point!
(If you are nervous or expect that you've gained weight, reread Day 28 chapter) before you weigh yourself!)

What are you thinking?
Please share here!
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Goal weight:
57 +- 1 kg /// 125 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Getting ready for team challenge WI –last chance workout ST + Cadio
extra water, lower carbs, sleep 7+ and practice Beck skills.
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Be patient. Review plan and make adjustments:
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12/23/18 12:04 P

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Oh that's an extremely challenging food situation,
great job on getting back on track quickly!
Probably it will be only a spike up on your weight graph, as salt and water leaves your body soon.
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Goal weight:
57 +- 1 kg /// 125 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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The information on the scale this morning gave a big fat red alert! Yesterday was Christmas with the "Steps". There was a plan, but it was blown out of the water early. Dr. Beck could write a chapter on yesterday. The party started at a different time than I was told. That led to an emotional outburst from me- loss of my control, emotions about always being the last to know-"steps". Then the party was chaotic and timelines of eating were out of my control. I ended up eating way more treats than planned in the emotions and the confusion. But here is today- time to get back on track- plan for day set- healthy five-mile run to get in. Here we go- back at it!

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Repeat until it sinks in: the number on the scale is just data, providing information about whether your plan is working or not. Right now, mine is allowing me to maintain the status quo, which is not my goal! Back to the drawing board!

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I have been trending down ever since I started these lessons. I think I finally have settled into a new "decade" which makes me very happy.

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I had been trending down quite nicely until this morning. I'm not sure what the hiccup is an I hope it isn't because of wearing the moon boot. I am moving around a lot less. But, it can be anything, so I'll see what the scale says tomorrow. Hoping it is back to 56.5, but if it is 57, as it was today, I'll just work with it. My body is adjusting and maybe I need to reduce my calories a bit as a result.

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Congrats to all who have lost or are maintaining the weight they want!

Frustratingly, my scale says "Low battery" and I need and don't have 2 AAA batteries. This is NOT going to send me to the kitchen cabinet!

Honestly, I know that in the big picture, I've done well. Down about 80 pounds from 9.5 years ago. This week - well, not terrible, but not as good as I want. Wouldn't be surprised if I'm 3 pounds over goal weight range, but time will tell. Not too late to do better!


My Keys to Success = Tracking! Super Foods! Step Up Cardio! And most important: Quit Quitting!!

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Hi Team,
congrats everyone to completing Week 5 of the program!

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Let's prepare for the official weigh in tomorrow,
and step on the scale with a good mindset,
see the number as a data point!

What are you thinking?
Please share here!

Mary, congrats to your weight loss success and freedom from sugar!
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Maribeth, get well soon,
Take good care of yourself!
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Edited by: KRISZTA11 at: 11/4/2018 (07:40)
Kriszta

Goal weight:
57 +- 1 kg /// 125 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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I'm going to love tomorrow's weigh in. I am losing and off sugar and really happy about all of it. So happy I joined this group reading.

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Well I could do that but why would I want to?


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Daily WI and record - scale fluctuating with flu symptoms. I'm sick less often since I improved my diet 4 years ago (foods high in nutrients: green vegs, ghee, sardines, etc.). One week later, breathing better, still dealing with lack of sleep that leads to cravings. My dog has a toothache, I check on him several times during the night.

Feeling vulnerable with low resistance to trigger foods. Fleet Farm had nuts for sale and I ate too many pistachios. DH took nuts to work, I'll keep grounded nuts at home to sprinkle on spinach (only $2 /10oz. bag). I don't feel like shopping, so I plan to clean out my pantry, fridge and freezer. This will give me a clean slate to concentrate on reducing weight again.


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Idgie,
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Ended up losing 2.2 pounds. Glad I pep-talked myself into not freaking out or stress-eating!

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Great thinking!
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Yes, as you are on track foodwise, the downward trend will show inevitably.
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Goal weight:
57 +- 1 kg /// 125 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Tomorrow is my weigh-in. Still really bloated from antibiotics, and even though I'm actually eating less than normal, and not going off my diet, I weigh exactly the same as I did last Friday, so maybe I will have lost by tomorrow morning, and maybe not. I really just have to keep reminding myself of three things:

1) Weight is not the only benefit of my healthier diet
2) I'm totally on track, food-wise, so there's no need to think this is anything but bloating
3) Even if I gain tomorrow, I'm on the right track, and eventually it will come off

Bought some plant-based probiotics today. Will take them daily until my system feels better.

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Congrats to the downward trend, your weight loss success is amazing!
It is great you got used to the fluctuations, and care for the overall trend.
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Goal weight:
57 +- 1 kg /// 125 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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8/4/18 1:20 A

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Day 35: Get Ready to Weigh-in

I have been compliant and have had good results this week.

Starting weight 317
Week 1 weight 313.2 (-3.8)
Week 2 weight 309.6 (-3.6)
Week 3 weight 314. (+4.4)
Week 4 weight 307.5 (-6.5)

Week 3 cycle gain. Week 4 large loss but part of it is my body just letting go of weight gain from week before. Up and down with a general downward slope.

I think I have realistic expectations and have learned to recognize the rhythm of my body.


Edited by: TNCOUNTRYLIFE at: 8/4/2018 (01:29)
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Wow!
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Yesterday, I felt like I was eating too much, but I was staying on plan. I had a toothache, so that may have skewed my perception of what was going into my mouth. Anyway, I had the temptation to step on the scale last night to see how my weigh-in might go today, but I resisted by telling myself "No, you're not playing games with the scale. Your body will do what it does if you treat it right, so just keep treating it right and stop focusing on the scale."

And then I had a 4-pound loss, so I was doubly glad I didn't give myself grief over it last night.

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Day 35: Get Ready to Weigh-in -- I do have to keep reminding myself that the goal is about consistency and healthy habits, not just weight, so that if I don't lose, I won't be mean to myself.

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Smart conclusion!
It is good you have your written food log to analyze true data, much better than just memories.
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Goal weight:
57 +- 1 kg /// 125 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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There's lots going through my mind as I prepare for weigh in tomorrow. I step on the scale every morning but can fluctuate by as much as 2lb from day to day. This morning I was the same as my official weigh in two weeks ago, so will be happy with any loss this week. I thought I was doing well keeping within my calorie goals, though I have been slack on planning and monitoring eating... And looking back at my food logs, I haven't been doing as good as I thought, going over calorie goals more than I realised. So whatever the scale says tomorrow, I will focus on my meal planning and monitoring more.

37F 5'3" SW: 190lb CW: 173lb GW: 130lb


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I weight everyday and haven't lost or gained for the past 8 days. However I can definitely feel my clothes getting baggier. I will plan to take some measurements soon.




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Cat....you're funny! You gave me my laugh for the day!

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My weight is moving down slowly overall. This fits with my primary goal, which is to develop stable eating patterns. Dealing with sabotaging thoughts is still really big for me around "official" weekly weigh-ins.


Keeping the big picture in mind, I do know that I am developing a lot of positive habits.
But this week I convinced myself that it was OK to over eat because the scale stayed stable on weigh-in day. I've am working hard to rebound from a holiday binge. The damage seems to be much more on the mental and emotional side than on the weight side. I'm surprised how hard it is to recognize sabotaging thoughts and be honest with myself in this post-binge state of mind.


Edited by: SUZYB53 at: 4/4/2018 (16:53)
This turtle is to remind myself that slow but steady wins the race.


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While I step on the scale almost every day, my official weigh-in once per week on Fridays. I was down a pound from last week but I was up 2 last week. Maintaining in cruise control

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The scale and I right now are not getting along.

I have worked on my attitude about that !@#$% thing just being a tool ... not my conscience.
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I weigh daily so tomorrow shouldn't be any great surprise for me. With frequent weigh ins,I have had to learn that my weight NATURALLY fluctuates up and down even if I feel I am doing everything 'right'. I'm in maintenance mode so my fluctuations aren't as great as when I was actively losing, but Weightgrapher.com helps me see the overall trend which is the most important thing to me.

I see the scale as a tool...not my enemy or my friend.
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Edited by: DIROB57 at: 4/4/2018 (09:40)
Highest recorded lifetime weight (non-pregnant): 03/12/2015 - 165.5 lbs

2017 Goal Weight: 137 lbs - Met that goal & entered maintenance for the LAST time on 11/10/2017

2018 Goal Weight: 132 lbs (+/- 3%)
2019 Goal Weight: 132 lbs (+/- 3%)









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Hi Team,
congrats everyone to completing Week 5 of the program!

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Let's prepare for the official weigh in tomorrow,
and step on the scale with a good mindset,
see the number as a data point!

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Kriszta

Goal weight:
57 +- 1 kg /// 125 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Day 35 is only about getting ready to weigh in.

Last week was more traumatic because there was a many-week gap from the previous weigh-in, tomorrow it will be only one week. I am not graphing my weight right now, but I have another Spark buddy who spark mails me her weight every day and exchanges some news with me and I return the mail in kind.

Edited by: JUNEPA at: 1/17/2018 (21:22)
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Prepared for weigh in, I know that it's just a number, another piece of information.

For today
-Read ARC twice
-Ate sitting and mindfully most of the time, and gave myself credit.
-Monitored fullness after each meal and if I could take a walk.
-Didn’t do Sun Salutations this morning, raked leaves instead, and took a walk later in the day and gave myself credit.
-Stayed on plan, Gave myself credit.
-Have planned my meals and snacks for tomorrow in Spark Nutritional Tracker and gave
myself credit.
-Read my “It’s Not Okay” and “Get Back on Track” response cards and gave myself credit
- Worked toward accepting what I have to do to lose weight
-Wrote the Beck techniques for addressing emotional eating in my journal and wrote a new response card for emotional eating.
-Tagged the Seven Questions Technique to use when I’m upset instead of turning to food for comfort.
-I prepared for weigh in tomorrow.



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Bummer!!! I knew how the week had gone before I ever stepped on the scale.
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I'm confident that I've held steady from last week, which is just fine.
My weight has varied by 4 lbs since October 1. This is normal, and within my maintenance range. I am squeaking into the lower end of my range this past week, and can tell by how my clothes fit and by how easy it is to climb the stairs at work. Funny how just a couple lbs can make a difference.

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The get togethers this past week have been made staying on plan very difficult so I'm expecting to see a small tick up... but that is life. I am pleased that I haven't gone completely off the rails and even though I ate some things that were definitely NOT MY FOOD I didn't go crazy.

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We have finished Week 5!
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I'm prepared to see a tiny loss, but I may see a spike up because we celebrate dad's name day today, and I won't have a chance to measure my portions, and mom puts more salt in food than I do.
Either way, I know what I have been doing was good, and I'll continue.
Eating 150-200 calories less leads to slow but inevitable weight loss.
Just like eating 150-200 calories more leads to slow but inevitable gain ; )

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-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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looking forward until tomorrow I weigh myself daily, so I lost a few pounds this week. Hope to keep the momentum going

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Daily weigh-in - record *accountability *stay on plan
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I'm prepared for tomorrow weigh in although I don't expect to see any decrease in weight because of an emotional binge last night. today is a better day, and I'm back on track. Maybe I'll be surprised --- but whatever I get, I'll deal with it. I've come a long way and have a short but difficult road ahead to shed the last few pounds.

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Just what I needed to read. I am on a temporary upward trend that is going to stop right now and begin the downward trend I was experiencing before the travel and turmoil of a family visit!

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Day 35 - Get Ready to Weigh In

I am really pleased with how my numbers have been going down and I am thankful for every pound. After putting on more than 10 pounds since last Fall I was feeling pretty down and really didn't like what I saw in the mirror. Now I am feeling better and have the controls back. Hooray!


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Prepared for the scale tomorrow. Kriszta, thank you for sharing your thoughts. I am creating a response card that has this part:

"...I have no power over how much I weigh on a certain day, it is result of my past actions, but I can choose actions that will determine the number I will see 1-2 weeks from now or later."

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Prepare for tomorrow's weigh in - we should be ready to see the number on the scale as a data point that helps to evaluate the past 1-2 week's eating behaviors.
If I'm happy with the number . keep doing what I have been doing.
If not happy with the number - check if I practiced my skills properly or is there anything I can improve.
Either way, I have no power over how much I weigh on a certain day, it is result of my past actions, but I can choose actions that will determine the number I will see 1-2 weeks from now or later.
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-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Oopsy. Been here, done that.

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I am ready for tomorrow's weigh-in

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That's a pretty straight trendline you're holding, Kriszta. Obviously BDS is working for you.

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I'm 2 days late for Day 35 Weigh in, due to travel.
Day 15: 59.5 kg
Day 21: 59.4 kg
Day 28: 59.1 kg
Day 37: 59.9 kg and this is OK, I planned that I'd gain 1 or 2 pounds, as I always gain a little during travel despite eating well. Plus this is mid cycle time which always adds a few pounds.

This is my SP weight graph (start of BDS reboot marked with red):




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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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That's awesome Jeanne. I hope to have that situation to report next year this time :)

Yay for maintaining and getting back on track, Kathleen and Strongdawg.

written Nov 4 - getting ready to weigh in
There are 3 possible outcomes, be ready how to respond.

Change what you are doing if you need to. Establish a calm and steady response.

I expect not to have a drop this week, because of not filing an eating plan the day before and eating away from home on Tuesday and Wednesday and hosting a dinner with friends on Thursday. If I stay under 130, I will be happy and try to lose 1-2 pounds next week. If I am over 130, I won't be as happy but I will do the same thing, try to lose 1-2 pounds next week.

Written Nov 5 after weighing
I am the same as last week, yay, 129.5.
My first 4 Beck Trek weigh-ins 130 – 128.5 – 129.5 - 129.5
I started the Beck Trek at 133 and the first weigh-in is 14 days into the Beck Trek. I broke through a 6 month plateau of 134 +/- 3 pounds. My goal weight is 122 and I am 5'4".

Some of the new habits are starting to show themselves. I am refraining from eating a bit more when my sabotaging thoughts say it is just a little bit, it won't matter. I am learning to tolerate hunger that is normal for weight loss daily calories. I am learning to resist hunger that is cravings or desire. I have more habit changes a la Beck to go, but I am giving myself credit for improvement from when I started this trek on October 1.

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- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
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I am in weight maintenance with the following targets

Center Weight: 121.5 lbs
Maintenance Range: 117.855 lbs – 125.145 lbs
Using the Hacker's Diet Online trend weight

Maintaining within routine weight fluctuations which for me are 3 - 4 lbs each month and 5 - 6 lbs each year.

Today's actual 119.2 lbs
Trending 119.6 lbs




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Holding steady.

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Due to travel, I'll weigh 2 days late, and I'm prepared to see a higher number on the scale, or the same at best. Despite walking 3+ hours daily and eating quite well, this is what happens always on vacations.

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-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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I've been very good about staying within calorie limits for the past few days. For the first time since my injury in July, I've been running in the evening. It feels good to be back at it. Despite this, I'm scared to weigh-in. It's been very hot this week. My ankles are swollen so I know I'm retaining water. Fingers crossed...

9/30 Update - down 1 pound! WooHoo!

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I am handling the weight-in well. I know that it will go up and down and sometimes I will not like what the scale says BUT I am committed and this is the way I am going to eat and exercise for life, so no matter what I just keep keeping on. Eventually the scale will go down.

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I did pretty good today at my weigh-in. I was discouraged in the early part of the week, but maybe I'm seeing some progress.
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I really liked Mazzy's reminders and the paper towel story.
When I weighed in I was a bit disappointed, but the good news is I have put the brakes on gaining and am staying the same. Soon there will be downward movement.

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That is a really great idea! Maybe I need to get some visuals up!

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hey!! That is a great idea!!

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I tell you what i am really appreciating is the Weight Loss graph. I've never really stuck with doing one of those, and i started one this month, and even though i maintained one week two weeks ago, overall it's going down, and it looks great! That's very encouraging to be able to see the bigger picture.

I have it hanging on my fridge!

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I like how you are always checking on yourself. Good Job!

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Finished this chapter too. But the scale doesn't lie it said 182.6 I have not moved that turtle yet. I know exactly what went wrong and how I got off track. I will visit a couple chapters again. day 11, 12,13,14 15, 16.

WEAPONS MADE TO ATTACK YOU WILL NOT PROSPER; WORDS SPOKEN AGAINST YOU WON'T HURT YOU AT ALL

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WHEN GOD PRUNES PEOPLE OUR OF OUR LIFE, LET HIM DO WHAT HE KNOWS IS BEST FOR US. AS HE CAN SEE A JUDUS BEFORE WE DO. PSALMS 102:2



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Losing weight is a tricky thing. Sometimes you work your butt off and your body is stressed so it retains water and you gain weight. Other times you feel you've eaten way too much but for some reason you lose. I just try to figure that if most of the time I'm eating well and exercising -- it will eventually come off. Hopefully before I'm 90!

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this week, i'll remind myself that weekly weigh-ins provide me with the info to effectively manage my weight and that this is a long term habit. no more, no less...

having said that, this week will be interesting as i've made some adjustments to both my eating (increased calories cuz i felt run down) and exercise (adding weight lifting).

day 35 DONE :)

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Nus - Sorry to hear you've backpeddled a bit, but you can do it again! You have proof because you did it before! Keep Going!

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(snagged) cy of the paper towel story & shared below in prior post...


wow, the paper towels are really a good analogy. I've heard weight loss also described like peeling back layers of onions, but I've never quite heard it fully described....

emoticon a picture's worth 1,000 words, right? I've always enjoyed visual things that help me realize how much... like what = 10 lbs? my fav is having my pic taken holding a 10 lb bag of taters! I hope to have them piled at my feet when i'm done!

emoticon I think weight loss is a result of the actions we take over time... it was hard for me to realize that because i used to expect to see downward motion all the time.


emoticon after I weighed and tracked daily for about 3 months I began to realize it really is true that hormone fluctuations = water retention patterns and other things like salt can truly affect our weight... sometimes in recognizable regular patterns, but we are so very busy looking at the 1 result that day that we are crushed or feel terribly disappointed...

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon and for me, that disappointment often led to me throwing down the towel and eating myself silly for hours, days, weeks, and sometimes even months before i would finally try to "diet" again....

i reached points where i couldn't take it and would hide or jettison the scale...

emoticon ~ i go through different periods now... after I saw that my weight ping ponged like a bouncing super ball after I tracked those 3 months, i kept tracking and eventually quit feeling yanked by those daily fluctuations...

but this year, i've backpeddled more than not and regained what i had lost, and so seeing that real weight gain again feels like failure, like I can't do this... I will never do this, this feels so impossible!!!

emoticon but see, there's that old stinkin' thinkin (sabotaging thoughts)... that just aren't true.

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon i did it before, i CAN do it again.

emoticon I just need to keep walking the walk, stay focused and keep doing all the new, healthy happy making kinds of things that help me, instead of all the old kinds of things that pull me down....

emoticon ~ also thought I'd share a link about the things that can affect our weight on the scale. It helped me also understand that this is a complex process...
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(snagged) from a friend attributed originally to a "Bob White."

Let’s assume you go out and buy two rolls of paper towels, each with 112 paper towels on it. You put one aside, and keep it for future reference (your “before” picture). The other one represents you (I’ll call your paper towel “Ed”). The core represents the lean Ed. The towels represent the fat that is covering the lean Ed.

For sake of argument, let’s say that Ed wants to lose 28 pounds of fat, so (112/28) each sheet represents a quarter-pound of fat lost.

Let’s also assume that Ed loses his fat equally during each day of the program.

Each day during the first week, you tear a sheet off of Ed, representing the fat he has lost for the day. Next, you put Ed next to the full roll (“Big Ed”) for comparison.

No noticeable difference! Even at the end of the week!

"This can’t be working for me! This program sucks! "
But, you continue to follow your fat loss program. At the end of weeks two and three, you continue to compare Ed to Big Ed, and still notice very little difference.

But Ed is determined! He continues to work hard!

Three more weeks go by, the sheets peeling off day after day, before Ed gets up the courage to stand next to Big Ed again.

Now there’s a big difference!

By the end of the program (112 days), Ed is down to his lean dream, or somewhere near it. Big Ed is still - well, big.

The lesson to be learned is that fat, like paper towels, comes off in sheets. When you are heavy, you are big around. And when you are big around, that fat is spread over a MUCH larger area – just like that outside towel sheet. The closer you get to the lean you, the more each lost pound of fat shows, because it is spread over a smaller area.

While the outside sheet may only cover one layer of the roll, the inside sheet may go around 4 times. That last sheet looks like it gives you four times the results of the first sheet, but in reality, the results are the same – your perception is just different! And you’ll never see the inside, if you aren’t patient while the outside is coming off!

Let's keep removing the fat one sheet at a time.


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Get Ready to Weigh In!

Reminders:

Keep expectations realistic. Today I should probably weigh somewhere between 1/2 to 2 pounds more or less than my last weigh in.

Use the scale as information to guide my efforts.

Remain "problem solving oriented."

Remain objective.

Reminder: Read NO CHOICE, IT'S NOT OKAY cards, and plan to practice different techniques when I recognize sabotaging thoughts, emotions and behaviors.

Limit myself when eating out... plan ahead.

Mistakes... Get Back on Track... NOW

Awarness Practice... Awareness consciousness... Observe thoughts.



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Get Ready to Weigh in.

Quoting Dr. Beck:

"Once I develop realistic expectations for weight loss, dieting will be easier."

Before getting on the scale I remind myself to keep my expectations realistic.

Last week I weighed 159.5 on 12/10/07.
Today I should probably weigh somewhere between 1/2 to 2 pounds more or less than that.
Today's weight: 160.5
Weight Change: 1 pound up

OH, WELL... accept it and move on. I did.

Reminder: Remain "problem solving oriented." Review menus and calorie intake for last week. Decide to decrease my calorie intake, or exercise more, or continue the same.

Reminder: I'm learning to use the scale as information to guide my efforts.

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I know how you feel, Mazzy. I really think I've been doing a good job eating and I've been moving constantly! But I'm sure it'll even out someday!

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Get Ready to Weigh-in:

Last week I weighed 159.5. Today I should probably weigh somewhere between 1/2 to 2 pounds more or less than that.

I weighed myself today... I remained the same. I worked hard this week, however, for whatever reason my body did not release any weight.

I went through a string of emotions initially, however, it's time to give myself an OH, WELL moment... accept it and move on. And I will.

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I agree, Mary! It is wonderful to get excited about seeing the people and not just "what's to eat!"

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Hey everyone here is doing so well for this time of year. I'm proud of all of you
My weighin is Friday and I am preparing for it. Sandy, I know how you feel. I always had the mindset of thinking about what I didn't eat and not what I did eat.
Funny how we could find a way to rationalize overeating isn't it? This is turning out to be a wonderful Christmas season. I am not so focused on the food but more looking forward to getting together with family and friends. There will be food there but it is not so important. Getting down to a weight where I will no longer be obese is very important and its just 8 more pounds away.
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I know what you mean. I gained 0.4 lb. this week; I'm pretty sure I'm PMSing or it could be that I'm exhausted, but in the past I would've said "Forget it, I passed up all of those cookies and I still didn't lose -- I'm eating!". And would've gained 10 pounds till New Year. But I know I've been eating pretty well; maybe a few extra picks at dinner that I should cut out -- but I know I feel better and I'm sticking with it!

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I think making friends with the scale and learning to keep my expectations realistic is another step that is helping keep me on track.

I never thought I needed to get ready to weigh-in... I used to get on the scale and be happy if I lost or disappointed if I didn't, however, the fact is that too many times I didn't like what I read on the scale and it was enough to sabotage my weight loss efforts.

LOL... so these days I'm learning to get ready to weigh-in.

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Good Job! I'm weighing in tomorrow and I'm not looking forward to it. I seem to be PMSing; I'm menopausal and you can have the bloating and weight gain without the actual period. So I feel slighty puffy. Maybe it won't be too bad, but I don't want to go back to the 190's. Even if I do though I know it's just temporary. My eating has been pretty good and my activity has been really good. Oh well!

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before I got on the scale this morning, I too reminded myself that I weighed 181 last week and that I expect to be plus/minus 1/2 to 2 pounds. I don't know that I believe that yet, but I'm going to keep reminding myself anyway and eventually I'll believe it!

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Before I step on the scale tomorrow, I'm going to remind myself:

Last week, I weighed 163. Today, I should probably weigh somewhere between 1/2 pound to 2 pounds more or less than that, however, I faced several food challenges, and I may need to accept another scenario.

My plan is to keep my expectations realistic... have an OH, WELL response ready and move on.


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Quoting from the Beck Diet Solution:

"Once I develop realistic expectations for weight loss, dieting will be easier."

I'm really starting to see the scale just as a tool that provides information. I now have the tools to respond to any sabotaging thoughts provided by the scale that may trigger frustration, disappointment or discouragement... "OH, WELL... I don't like this but I'm going to accept it and move on."

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Thank You! It really helps to keep me on track, too!!

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Sandy that sounds good. I just found the exercise one today and figured how I had to copy it and edit it. We really need that now that we are at the end of the book. Sandy you do such a wonderful job here on this forum. Thank you so much.
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Yay!! I was thinking of making a chart for weigh-ins like the one for exercise -- where you keep marking it in the same post -- to make it more visible?! What do you think?

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Wow, this chapter marks the end of the fifth week using the Beck solution. It has actually been 9 weeks for me. I started it and then found this group here and started again. I made myself the graph in microsoft excel and I am marking it now. Looking at the graph does reinforce positive emotions. It shows me in black and white that I am working this solution and losing weight.
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The longer you are in your weight loss / healthy eating regime, the better the chance that you will eventually hit a plateau or not lose as much as you think you should. This is one reason why I don't like to weigh too often; although with that new digital scale it is more tempting. I would rather gauge my success in eating by how good I feel; have I been making good eating choices? am I still exercising? If yes, I'm successful -- no matter what the scale says! Of course, it's great when it keeps going down!!

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Tomorrow's weigh-in

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