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How to lose 5 pounds overnight!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I am on a plateau. It's a pretty long plateau, have been here a couple of months. My weight has stayed in a narrow range (up 2, down 2) week after week. Have stepped up my water intake, watched what I was eating (trying to add in Freggies a lot more consistently), done 3 months of 1000 fitness point challenges, and faithfully walked with my Team Speed friends (as well as my canine walking buddies) several times a week.

But you know....plateaus aren't fun. Losing 2-3 pounds, that's fun. Going down another size, that's fun. Fitting in something that you hven't been able to wear for a year or more, that's fun. Having nicer-looking calves is okay, as is realizing that you have a bunch more stamina (when you're able to hike in the mountains for several hours without tiring), and being able to tuck your shirt in for the first time in years. But it's not fun.

So....when I heard about a way to lose 5 pounds overnight, I won't lie to you, I was intrigued. I want to have fun again, right--don't we all? So after thinking a while about it, I decided to take a plunge. It required a lot of drinking of not great-tasting stuff, and A LOT of time in the bathroom,but sure enough, when I got on the scales, I was down 5 pounds. Very exciting!! I took a picture (but I'm a crummy photographer, so you can't really see what's in the picture) to remember.

Okay, so in case you think I've completely lost my mind, I had a colonoscopy yesterday. Yes, I did lose 5 pounds, but the knowledge that I'm healthy outweighs that. My dear Dad, the best father and grandfather ever, was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer at the young age of 64, and, because it was 15 years ago, left us way too early. I don't want that to happen to me--I want to see my grandkids graduate from college and get married, etc. So will put myself through the indignities and discomfort of the procedure to avoid that.

So, I need to try a little harder to get off this plateau, and I am invigorated to do that, but I will tell you that in the meantime I will find more joy in nice calves and stamina and tucking--might not be fun, but it will do for now!

Spark on, San Antonio!
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  • TXLADY110
    You will make it. May you enjoy your temporary scale movement for the week.
    2821 days ago
    Way to go on taking care of yourself. Prevention is so imperative . emoticon Plateaus are so frustrating.... I have been there and still not quite out of the water.... my body thinks I want to hold on to this fat... WRONG!! Have a great week! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2821 days ago
  • BET212
    I lost 6 lbs with my colonoscopy in June. I wish I could say it stayed off but that's ok....it is a lifesaver for many.

    We were talking about this procedure in a meeting with doctors today...it really is one of the best procedures for prevention/early detection out there now.

    I need to gently remind DH it's time for his :)

    Keep up the good fight!
    2821 days ago
  • no profile photo CD9543726
    I'm sure that procedure was no fun! And neither are plateaus. I know all too well. The scale will move again .Just keep working hard and trying new things - you'll get there!
    2821 days ago
    Cindy, you have encouraged me here. My doctor suggested a colonoscopy last Spring and gave me a referral. It is still in my desk just sitting there, constantly popping out unexpectedly to remind me I haven't made the appointment yet. I'll do it. Not for the 5 pounds, but because my grandson is sitting across the room from me, blissfully eating his banana and eggs, unaware of how much Grandma wants to see him graduate and get married some day. Thank you!
    2822 days ago
    Keep up the good fight and you will break this plateau!

    Sparking in San Antonio!
    2822 days ago
    Stick with it and you will conquer it! Stay strong!
    2822 days ago
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