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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

I would like to see the scale show a little more progress given the changes I have been making. Since I started in November 2018, I have drastically cut back on eating all the sweets that I love and even reduced my choices at Starbucks to all "skinny" versions. I have cut back on portions, have started drinking 8 cups of water most days of the week, exercise at least 4 or 5 times a week at the gym and have been tracking my food and exercise, blogged and posted on Spark sites. I have lost 7 pounds at this point and its been 2 months. That's less than 5 pounds per month; I thought at the beginning of starting this the scale would show a bigger loss than that. I keep fluctuating up and down a half pound lost and then regain it back. I can't dip below 220 pounds!

Okay, I admit that I am working towards making these changes in a gradual manner because I realize for them to become permanent, they must become habits. AND, I haven't been perfect. So, I keep reminding myself that slow is good and that my goal is not to attain "body beautiful." It is to attain better health as I enter into my "golden" years and to feel better about myself. I was just hoping the number on the scale would show more progress than it is by now. (*sigh*)
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    60 days ago
    I threw my scale out long ago.. now i go once a month to weigh..I am working on healthy not so much how i look..The weight does come off slower as I age and that is okay
    75 days ago
    I am not trying for "body beautiful" either. LOL. I just want to get up off the floor a little faster and feel better in my own skin. The scale never moves fast enough for me either. Have you been staying in your calorie range?
    75 days ago
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