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Watch Myself Closely

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

I'm not much of a blogger, but I want to make an attempt to blog because it it the LTGL portion of the 5% Challenge this week.

I have hit the first major bump in the road on my journey to become more healthy. Up until this point, I have been steadily losing weight at the rate of about 1 pound per week. I have hit a plateau. I haven't lost any weight in the last two weeks. I actually put on about .4 of a pound. I know about fluctuations and it doesn't upset me except that I don't want it to become the beginning of a trend.

I continue to track almost every day, and have actually started exercising better and am generally becoming more active. I think I need to make sure that I am tracking everything honestly. I also need to make sure that I am being more active. The most important thing is to persevere, because this may just be my body taking a rest from losing so that my mind, my body ( the shape and measurement), and my weight can catch up with each other.
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    I totally agree with you about our plateau. I went through the whole Winter Challenge and didn't fluctuate much from 135#. In the first Challenge in the Fall, I lost consistently. To go 8 weeks at or near the same weight told me that I have hit my goal. So here I am at goal, Happy, but I really wanted to be pre-menepause weight of 120#. I have now maintained for 12 or 13 more weeks. But I'm happy because I have clothes that I could not wear and now they are a bit large on me. You can do this, just stay focused on your goals. Be true to yourself and keep your body moving!

    Thank you for sharing and writing this blog. It does bring things into perspective and lets everyone know that the weight battle is a forever thing. Taking those baby steps and making new habits are a must.

    It is just wonderful going through this journey with SparkFriends where we get our inspiration and encouragement. Offering inspiration and encouragement back to those SparkFriends makes the journey easier!

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    1679 days ago
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    Keep being positive and never give up, perseverance is the mother of success, as they say! Setbacks will always happen, it happens to all of us, so don't feel like you've done something wrong! emoticon
    1690 days ago
    You are right-- emoticon Just persevere. And maybe up or take down your exercise a bit. Trick your body, so to speak.
    2019 days ago
    You are doing so good!! I know how hard it can be to track everything, but it sounds like that's what you need to do for a little while. If everything is good nutrition-wise, than you can look at other aspects. emoticon
    2019 days ago
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    emoticon ,keep at it, the scale will go down before you know it.

    2020 days ago
    Tracking really helps. Don't worry about a little up on the scale, it could be water retention.
    2020 days ago
    Be painfully honest with yourself and keep pushing ... You are on the right track sweetie just dont stop !!!!
    2021 days ago
    2021 days ago
    You have the right idea. Track everything, and be honest when you do. I know my weight fluctuates so much from day to day. You are being consistent, that is so important. Don't beat yourself up too bad. Your body does need time to adjust. Don't give up, stay the course and you will have success. I see active you have been everyday, you are working hard. You've got this! Don't let self doubt creep in...show it the door and keep on moving!!!! emoticon
    So glad you are part of the team!!!
    2021 days ago
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