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Friday, June 24, 2016


I'm one of those strange people who finds it best to weigh-in everyday. For me, it's helpful to notice the daily fluctuations so I don't obsess over one day a week. I'm backwards, I know.

Look at the graph. For many of those hardworking days, I saw little to no movement in the numbers. Sometimes there was even a substantial move upward. Yes, I was a little disappointed on those days, but haven't we all done weight loss enough to know that this is normal?

This time around I promised myself not to be concerned about just the number on the scale. Really. Really, seriously. I started eating better and moving more mostly because my mental health was becoming a real issue.

"Just follow the plan," I said.
"Trust the scientists," I said.
"Take a rest day if your knees need it," my SP friends encouraged.

And here we are almost a month later. With your help I worked it the plan and things are improving.

My mental health is much improved.
Clothes are STARTING to fit me differently.
Face isn't as puffy.
Sleeping better.
Oh, and the scale is moving in a GENERALLY downward direction.

Onward and downward!
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  • SWEETENUFGILL
    I also weigh daily and plot an overall trend - I find it motivating. I got a copy of an old book called Total Fitness by Morehouse - in that, he advises plotting your weight-loss plan on a graph, then weighing daily - it you're over the line, you eat a bit less, if you're under the line, you eat a bit more - the aim is to be on the line. I have a plan of 0.5lb a week as I don't have much to lose. He suggests 1lb a week - so 3lbs over 21 days. Seems to make it more doable to me! You're doing great - keep going!
    1679 days ago
  • SUNSET09
    Work it out, emoticon emoticon emoticon Oh emoticon emoticon
    1711 days ago
  • BATGURL250
    Wonderful! Keep it up!
    1711 days ago
  • PROPMAN1
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    1711 days ago
  • S_MHANCOCK
    Awesome!! Way to go!!
    1711 days ago
  • GRAMAJAN5
    Not even a month yet? I'd call that great success!!!!! Way to go, onward & downward, eyes on the prize, YOU can do it!!
    1711 days ago
  • PASTORMARDO
    Me too- up, down-up down. If I got as much exercise as the scale I would be thin- lol. But I am trying to be healthy!
    1711 days ago
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