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The scale wasn't as kind as I would have liked, but that's ok

Saturday, October 12, 2019

So I worked really hard this past week and ended up with 0.4 pounds lost. Bleh. Thank goodness I wrote down all my NSVs for the week last night, in preparation for such an occurrence. I need to do that EVERY week, because this is going to be a long, slow journey.

When I was younger, my first week of "turning over a new leaf" always resulted in a large loss - 5 pounds wasn't unusual - but those days appear to be long gone.

That's ok. If I lose 0.4 pounds every week for the next year, by Oct 5, 2020 I'll be more than 20 pounds lighter. That's not as good as I want, but definitely better than going the other direction as I have been recently.

Today was good - I didn't let the scale derail me. I had a good hike, made healthy food choices, wrote down every bite, stayed within my SP calorie range, and drank 8 glasses of water. Score!

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    One day at a time is the race. Your NSV list was impressive! Keep going. emoticon emoticon
    577 days ago
    Good attitude...
    We always want the scale number to show a greater loss.
    no matter how great the loss it displays.
    keep up the better choices !!
    You are a winner !!

    578 days ago
    Hey! I have a few teammates and even myself that would celebrate that loss! Be consistent and it’s a win! Plus you have NSV’s! emoticon

    578 days ago
    Yes, NSVs are far more rewarding and motivating than the scale for me. But a loss is a loss no matter the number. Making the healthier choices should be enough motivation, but I find I still like external validation like a number on the scale, lol.
    578 days ago
    It’s all about the overall picture!
    578 days ago
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