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My Perception of "Working Hard" Versus the Reality of the Scale

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

I've been tracking for at least a few days now (!) and as I get on the scale every morning I keep looking for weight loss that isn't there yet. Today I found myself feeling disappointed and I realized that my perception of how hard I am working toward weight loss is not realistic when I look at the hard facts. The fact is that I have not kept in my calorie range every day, and it has been less than a week since I have been back to "more or less" eating mindfully and tracking my calories.

So what's with that idea that I "should" have lost at least 2 pounds by now?

Come on, and let's keep it real! 4 days of eating healthy and counting calories will not magically melt fat off this 50+ body!

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    I'm waiting for the magic too emoticon
    543 days ago
    Only too true!

    BUT emoticon if you are consistent about changes. Various medical sources (such as the American Medical Association) recommend no more than 1-3 lbs a week of weight loss for safe and sustainable weight loss--and I know from my magnificent weight loss a few years back that sometimes I didn't lose any one week from the next, but it all came off gradually as long as I kept my exercise and eating habits consistent.
    543 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/5/2019 1:11:07 PM
    Our minds really do play games with us, don't they?
    543 days ago
    Don't forget you didn't gain those pounds over night or in a week. Track everything so you can see where your issues are than make plans to correct. You will get there...it's a life long journey.
    543 days ago
    If I get on the scale every day I make myself crazy.
    I have to "get real" with myself on a regular basis.
    I am happy I'm not alone in that! emoticon
    543 days ago
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