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Week 1 down...3.2 lbs lost...and I'm a little ho hum about it all...but I'm not deterred

Saturday, July 24, 2010

I know I should have expected only to lose a pound or two my first week back in the saddle, but being the impatient obsessive compulsive that I am...I wanted more.

And I got more...but it still wasn't enough.

I lost 3.2 pounds this week.

I should be proud...screaming from the rooftops proud.

But I'm just ho hum about it.

I guess the reason is that this is all weight I've lost in the last 18 months and I'm now having to lose it all again...and THEN lose the REST of my excess weight.


But I'm not deterred. I'm still going strong.

I ate healthy all week (except a splurge of tortilla chips with melted cheese and OJ on Friday night). I burned more than the suggested calories for the week. I got to bed on time (mostly). And I drank lots of water (at least 8 cups a day).

I'm about to take my blood pressure today and see if it's improved. I'll hold off until a month has gone by to take my measurements again...but, believe it or not, I can tell a difference already in my waistbands.

So...Week 1 is complete. I'm on to Week 2.

I'm disappointed with myself for not jumping up and down in victory, but I can't be defeated at any level right now. The important thing is to stay focused on staying on track.

The rewards are coming.

Just like the little give in my waistband...I know I'll see small improvements along the way that will build my joy and feeling of accomplishment. For now...I'm just going to celebrate staying on point.
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  • no profile photo CD6721736
    3 pounds is amazing!!! Just remember it's about the journey, not how long it takes to get there! Enjoy your small success, because they are what makes the final goal possible!! emoticon
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  • no profile photo JODYROBERTS2
    Boy everybody must go through the same thing i feel the same way..
    3805 days ago
    I could have wrote that same blog...and more than once. I'm in the process of re-losing a big loss and it is way harder the second time. Be thrilled with the 3.2 pound loss...you have turned the tables so just keep on going and you will make it to goal this time. Staying focused is the key for me and at times it's really hard but I'm determined this time...I will reach goal and so will you and then we will maintain!
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  • REJ7777
    A 3.2 lbs. loss is emoticon . But as I read your blog, I almost got the impression that you feel none of it will really count until you're back to where you were when you regained your weight. That's absolutely not true! You need to forgive yourself. Reset the meter in your mind, like we reset a pedometer to "0", and start where you are right now. Don't waste your energy on remorse! I know the feeling, because I'd lost almost 50 lbs. and put most of it back on. It feels terrible! I needed to press the re-set button in order to have a new start. I've lost 37 lbs. And I've learned a lot of lessons. emoticon emoticon
    3805 days ago
    Congrats on the weight loss! You are a beautiful person and when we lose the weight it will take time! You are doing great!!! You will make it! emoticon emoticon
    3806 days ago
  • SHARIH42
    You are doing great! You are already starting to see signs of progress. Keep looking for the positive signs and stay focused on your small goals each week. And don't let a set-back derail you. You can do this! emoticon
    3806 days ago
    3.2 pounds is awesome! Many of us start over. I'm starting over too. This is my 4th time joining Spark People. You can do this!
    3806 days ago
    3.2 lbs. is nothing to feel bad about. Keep up the great job you're doing emoticon
    3828 days ago
    Thanks, y'all. Great encouragement.

    I just turned 40 this February. I know this has to be a lifestyle change...and permanent. I learned that the hard way...by getting off track and thinking it wouldn't hurt...that I would maintain.

    Well...I didn't. I went back to my old ways and put on 40 pounds.

    I will have to exercise for the rest of my life. I will have to limit my salt intake and limit how often I go out to restaurants.

    This doesn't mean I won't eat well or that I'll have to kill myself working out. I've learned that consistency...not killing yourself...it key.
    3829 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/24/2010 12:31:59 PM
  • no profile photo CD863863
    It's hard when you have lost weight and then regained - I spent most of my adult life doing that. Finally I have managed to maintain my loss for 10 years.
    I encourage you to stick with it, don't wait until you are in your 40's like I did.

    Chin up and keep going!
    3829 days ago
  • RENA1965
    Congratulations, don't stop the fight this time.. Keep at it until you get over the finished line and then don't give up either.. Make the lifestyle change permenant.. I think it is worth it..
    3829 days ago
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