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Letting the scale get the best of you

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

I had an increasing feeling of failure during the last week. The scale wasn’t moving and I felt myself feeling more and more defeated. I knew I was logging my food and counting calories correctly, but the scale wasn’t budging. I don’t like the way I was feeling (so funny I wrote failing and had to correct it). In anycase I also wasn’t going to the bathroom much at the same time. And then this morning BOOM, finally the scale is down 2 lbs. I knew I should have trusted that it would eventually show up, but it was hard. I have had so many failures to launch over the last several years that I have felt that I couldn’t lose weight. I am very dedicated to my program as I’m doing for autoimmune and health reasons that have become progressively worse over the last 3.5 years. In summary I’d like to stop the negative self talk and just start to believe week over week my diet will work and I will see improvement on the scale and healthy inflammation levels. 1/2/2019 Starting weight: 202 Current: 194
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  • no profile photo CD24163849
    Great blog! I feel exactly the same way with my scale.
    385 days ago
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    Man, those scales are tricky so and so's. SO glad you kept going! emoticon emoticon
    411 days ago
    You are doing great don't be so hard on yourself. One thing you have to remember is that weight fluctuates so sometimes your weight will be higher on the scale during the week or sometimes it won't budge but then it will go back down, depending on how much salt you've had or water you've drank or food you've ate, etc. It may help to only weigh yourself once a week! Best of luck in your journey, remember you are strong and you can do it! emoticon emoticon
    412 days ago
    Glad the scale finally went down. Keep going you are doing great emoticon
    412 days ago
    Look at how far you have come!
    413 days ago
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