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No Drama Zone

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

My first week I lost 6 pounds. Yay! Then I gained 4 pounds back as I struggled with my actions and attitudes, all within the same week. Major drama. I was hating on myself while I was journaling and then realized, hey, I'm still down 2 pounds for my first week. That's a great step forward! 2 pounds was my original goal and I met it. I've lost enough weight over the years that I would think I'd remember these things, but I don't. It takes time. Within one week or month there are perhaps lots of gains and losses but none of it matters, it's just the drama of the process. It's the overall data that matters. If I feel like I had a horrible month but the numbers show I lost 3 pounds total, then that is the only fact that matters. All the drama is stuff I blow up in my head. Any loss means I'm moving forward.
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  • LABYRINTH
    Just realize that the first month weight loss is one where you are learning the right things to do to get healthy. Don't get too tied up in the scale or the numbers going down. Average those numbers out and realize that in one day you can show a change up to 10 pounds! This morning my scale first showed 230 and then when I got back on 1 minute later showed 232! So the scale is only a tool.

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    SP is a great resource. Count calories every day and realize it's a learning curve to get it all figured out what works for you.
    476 days ago
  • RHOOK20047
    Welcome to SparkPeople. We are all here for the same reason, no matter what our personal story is. We are here to help each other to get to that healthy point we want to be in our lives. It is not going to be easy, but it is attainable. Make small goals and they will lead to big successes. You have to make you #1 and tell yourself that you are worth it. And remember you didn't gain the weight overnight and you won't lose it overnight. It takes time, determination, motivation and support. You can get it all right here! If you don't take care of yourself you can't take care of anyone else. If I can help in anyway, feel free to reach out to me! You can do it! We are here to help! Welcome and get active on this site. emoticon
    476 days ago
  • ORTATK
    Boy do I understand. My constant battle with myself in my head is NO FUN. I will work on conquering my worst enemy the drama I make. Every loss, every movement off the chain is a win for me and for everyone. Thanks for a great blog.
    476 days ago
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