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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Well, I've been doing pretty good. Tracking my food and my fitness, pushing myself physically (at least I thought) . So it's been a week since I weighed myself at the Y and I was really hoping for a change. None. I guess that's good since I didn't gain, but I was really hoping to see any loss..

Not to be. I'm gonna try not to let it get me down emoticon

I joined the spring challenge, so hopefully that will be an added jump start and maybe next week I'll see a change in the scale! emoticon

I am also reminding myself that it is not all about the scale as it is about healthy eating choices and getting active for life!! When I think about it that way, I'm not as quick to say that I've lost for the week, but that I made some good choices and enjoyed some small victories!! Phrased that way, I'm not that disappointed after all

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    The first 5 months of my journey I only lost 6 lbs. I however lost two inches around the middle and got off Diabetic medication and Lipid medication. So I was adding a lot of muscle and getting healthier. The last 5 weeks I have lost over 2 lbs a week.
    I have had to stop the strength training because it has aggravated the arthritis I have so much and increased the damage to my knee. Other knee I had replaced a year ago and it still hurts some.
    I am currently on pain medication and on muscle relaxants and am feeling some better and in less pain.
    So I am still using the exercise bike and keeping track of what I eat.
    Keep on the program and see if you are adding muscle and loosing inches instead of loosing lbs.

    3130 days ago
    One of the hardest things for most of us is to STAY OFF THAT SCALE so often. I'm addicted to stepping on it all the time, which is not good.

    My doctor says to NOT weigh myself except once a month. By the end of one week, you may have a "false" gain, get discouraged and do what heavy people often do when they get discouraged....eat comfort foods!

    By the end of one week you may have a "false" loss, and get over-confident that you can eat "that much" every week and lose...turning once again to comfort foods!

    I don't think I could ever do that...I'm just trying to make it to a whole week before stepping on that stupid thing! But remember...women's bodies are puzzles...we can't explains some losses and some gains....MANY are "false" and "temporary", so we really need to focus on our healty choices....it WILL eventually all catch up with us. So I'm glad you've found peace with the small victories...not the least of which is you didn't gain 2 lbs. more!
    3138 days ago
    Keep the trends of good habits replacing bad, and make sure your'e measurements are more than just the scale. Things tend to move around when you're building new muscles.

    3138 days ago
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