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Just the facts Ma'am - Wk 6

Sunday, December 20, 2009

So here are the facts...

Fact - The scale is devious. It toys with my emotions and challenges my self worth.

Fact- For eighteen days my weight bounced around from 240 to 242! I was angry & frustrated. I needed validation of all of my hard work & I was getting zippo.

Fact- Today is weigh in day.

Fact- The scale WAS winning, but it's not anymore!


Do you know how hard it was to keep going to the gym almost everyday and not see any progress or even worse a gain. Except for one day over the last 18, I ate in my calorie range. The day I broke down was this week. I gained 1.6 lbs for no good reason and decided to eat my frustration. 2554 calories worth! The next morning I lost a pound - go figure.

I actually dropped into the 230's yesterday, but I was afraid it was a fluke. It showed up again today so I'm thinking they're here to stay. Well hopefully not for very long - I'm sure sometime soon I'll be complaining about the 220's! When I do please remind me that I also complained about going from 250 to 240 & that if I'm patient and stay focused progress will prevail (why can't we ever listen to our own advice???).

This weight loss/change your life thing is a beast. I guess if it were easy I would have done it a long time ago. Anywho, here are the numbers....

3 lbs, 230's, & the sun is shinning...It's going to be a good day!
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    Funny that has happened to me for almost 2 years. Went from 360 down to 284 and I have been going through the same thing. I have noticed though that when I stop losing that if I throw in a crazy day I always lose! It's awesome, I just tell my husband "Hey hunny did you know chocolate chip cookies make you lose weight!" So it's true, well kinda. I change up my calories daily. One day I eat less than my range, one day right on, one day over 100 to 200 calories and ect. It has worked for me anyway. Good luck:)
    3996 days ago
    Okay... so how does that happen? That 1 pound loss after a night of craziness? I feel like the only times I've dropped significant weight have been after nights like those?! It's so perplexing... ?

    3997 days ago
    Weight to go for sticking with it! Yes that darn old scale can be a worst enemy sometimes when we are losing inches. Seems like we either lose inches or pounds, hard to get it to register both at the same time for some reason.

    Congrats on your success!
    3998 days ago
    Way to go!
    My scale bounces, too! I have noticed (when I go back and check my food tracker) that my sodium intake has been high most of the time when that happens.
    I was a little upset that I had only lost a pound this week but I finally settled down and realized that it was one more gone!
    Stay focused, determined, and positive.
    3998 days ago
    I'm not surprised that you started losing after your big calorie day. Sometimes I will note a loss after a high calorie day (usually in range but the high end) and especially after rest days where I don't work out. Recovery is where the real change happens and sometimes we're working so hard to see a change that we don't realize we're overdoing it. So glad to see you broke your plateau! Enjoy the weekend!
    3998 days ago
    I'm with you too!! I got down to 230.2 and then ate very little that day and the next day I'm UP 2!! This has been going on for about 2 months now! So, since it is sooo hard to listen to your own advice, I shall listen to YOURS and be patient, stay focused, and PREVAIL!!! Thanks for the blog and CONGRATS on getting in the 230's!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon Cindy
    3998 days ago
    I am going thru the same thins! Way to go gryl on your weight loss. Happy Holidays!
    3998 days ago
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