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Week recap

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Well despite keeping my goal in mind and doing the things I needed to do, I did not make goal which was 215lbs. I started the week at 217.0lbs and hit my low for the week of 216.8lbs on 2/6/13/ was very excited I would make 215lbs/ and then everyday after the scale went up and up. Today it says 220.0lbs. The good news is I know there is no way I truly gained 3lbs this week with counting my calories and working out an hour cardio 5 days this week plus 3 days of weights. The other factor is that my medication ran out that pulls out extra water weight. I drink 12 cups of water a day, and I am sure that has something to do with it. It must be a combination of the extra water and me starting weight training building muscle. I am definitely not trying to make up excuses BUT I am trying to keep my spark alive and be fair to myself!!! I could very well get depressed about what the scale is saying, but I know I am putting in the worok and logging in here everyday to keep myself motivated. I have to truly believe in and trust the process, that if I am doing what I am supposed to do, it will come off!

Things to hold in my mind is that I, myself can notice that my legs are more defined and tighter, meaning more muscle tone. My stomach doesn't poke out as much and a few of my new co-workers who barley know me are telling me they can tell I look smaller! Anything to keep the spark alive!

I'm not sure how to reward myself right now in this transitition. I may just reward based off of sticking to the right calories and working out the right amount of time. I really need some new workout pants and holding out based on the scale is starting to not be fair or seem like it'll be anytime soon. Plus after all this time I think my mind wants to be rewarded soon.

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  • no profile photo CD2613890
    Whenever the scale gives you numbers you know are a little off...make sure you have something to utilize for non scale victories. Try on that pair of pants that was a little snug or do your measurements. So many factors play into the scale and what it gives us back. Hang in there! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
    3037 days ago
    sometimes the scale doesn't immediately reflect the work we put in! Keep working and it will show!
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    3048 days ago
    I'm so proud of you for not riding yourself for gaining weight. I like that you sat down and logically figured the gain instead of getting upset and thinking that all of your hard work was for nothing! I really admire that and will have to keep that in mind the next time I do not see a loss on the scale when I've been doing all the right things. Keep up the positivity!! :)
    3048 days ago
    yay, you are doing fabulous, scale be damned :) reward yourself with workout gear and spark on sista!
    3050 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13614990
    You deserve a reward for sure! Weight is only one indicator of success, and you are right to take stock of the rest, like definition, how you feel, and how healthy you are overall. It sounds like you are doing all the right healthy things for yourself, so it might be time to forget about the scale for a while and focus on enjoying the other benefits you are getting from your hard work. Hang in there and get lots of HUGS this week!

    3051 days ago
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    the scale will bounce around just focus on the work you are doing. try taking a day or two off and letting your body catch up!
    3052 days ago
    The Scale is the DEVIL!

    (says like Bobby Buchay's Momma)

    Seriously though I try and only weigh in once a month the undue stress your placing upon yourself is just not healthy for you.
    3052 days ago
  • SYZYGY922
    It definitely sounds like water weight related to your medication, like you say. Glad you're staying positive. You'll get there!
    3053 days ago
    Stay strong and emoticon
    3053 days ago
    Reward yourself early and often! emoticon I came up with rewards for monthly weight loss goals but then I just started creating new ones based on other things I've done right. Streaks are definitely a good thing to reward yourself for! You have so much to be proud of! emoticon
    3053 days ago
    I think you are right about the water weight. It doesn't sound like excuses especially if you have been doing all the right things! Keep up the hard work and I know you will see great results soon! BTW..this was very inspiring! emoticon
    3053 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1631054
    I think you've packed on some muscle. And honestly that is better than scale weight loss. While scale weight loss is great , the sexy toned muscular form looks way better, and the body is healthier and stronger. Your healthy regimen and serious cardio and strength workouts are definitely working, even if the scale is slow to recognize it. Great job GF!!!! emoticon
    3053 days ago
    Just keep thinking of how good you feel and about making those new healthy lifestyle changes.
    You can do it!
    Have a terrific Sunday.
    3053 days ago
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