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Fall 5% Challenge -- Week 3 completed

Saturday, October 15, 2011

It's weigh-in day. Bah-humbug! No, I didn't start out being a Scrooge about it. Even after all the cross-training I did this past week, while trying to give my hurt knee a rest, and all the meal tracking and posting every day, I knew there was a good chance the old scale wouldn't show any weight loss. It's just stubbornly evil that way.

But this morning I got clear indications that THIS time, results might be different. I looked at my stomach in the mirror--definitely DOWN. I turned to the side and bent over--worse possible angle for a stomach--decidedly smaller, a lot less flab. And those side rolls, barely a crease!

So now I excitedly stepped on the scale, and what did I get--the darn BOUNCE UP! I was prepared for no loss, but the bounce up; that's an insult!

Well, I know the mirror doesn't lie, so obviously the scale does. It's old, after all--I know not to ever step on it twice, the second time is always up a lb. Doesn't matter--I like the way my body is looking in the mirror.

Oh, I'm not giving up the fight with the scale: it's on now. I will win! I'll outbox, outfox, outrun--OUTLAST it. 'Cause I've found a way to lose weight eating in a manner that I can use for years to come. However long it takes....It's on!
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  • MAYTE1975
    You´re right , they are only numbers. Meaybe was caused by water retention or because you are creating muscle and it weighs more so that may be why the scale didn´t go down this time. But don´t give up , you are doing it great , it´s amazing te number of fitness minutes you have.
    Congrats for the changes you feel in your body , that´s the best.
    3153 days ago
    Great attitude... the right one to have! You are doing fantastic!!!
    3153 days ago
    whenever there is in injury even if you see no swelling there is water weight. YOu are right. You will win out!! Keep on keepin on emoticon
    3154 days ago
    Jazz... We are on the same path!!! I got on the scale and it was the same - no loss, no gain.. but just like you I like what I see in the mirror and my clothes are fitting better. However, in you case I know you have been working out like crazy so your loss has been shifted to you body in other places!! Feel good with yourself and keep going... You will win this fight!!! emoticon emoticon
    3154 days ago
  • no profile photo CD9374878
    Persevere!!! I've been running for 3 weeks so far with only a 1 pound loss! Depressing? Yes!!! It should be 10 for as much as I'm sweating! My friend says it takes awhile when we shock our body. It doesn't believe we are really doing this. So keep it up and it'll believe it and drop the weight. Also, the way the clothes fit tell the true story! Keep on truckin' ....to date myself!
    3154 days ago
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