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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

So after losing a whopping 3 pounds last week and feeling great, this week I fell backwards. I gained half of that back! How can it be? Maybe because we had a party this weekend and I was off yesterday? Or was it that I wasn't dedicated enough to my workouts? Whatever the case I'm very mad at myself and have to make a point to get better this week...
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    Your weight at any point is affected by a LOT of things. So, you didn't necessarily 'lose' 3 pounds last week and now have 'gained' a half pound. There are normal fluctuations! So, don't let it get you down!
    3830 days ago
    Your body is still adjusting so don't be so hard on yourself - if you haven't ever had to diet or exercise wasn't a every day part of your life then your body doesn't know its time to turn on the fat burners and get this thing in motion. You need to build a solid foundation of good healthy habits so your body knows what you want it to do.

    A key is to take measurements other than the scale as well - invest in a cheap tape measure, the type that is lose and not connected like those at a hardware store, but more like the type used for sewing etc. Take all your measurements and then 4-6 weeks later take them again and be sure to remember the exact spots you measured the first time. Sometimes your scale might not move but you're losing inches.

    You can do this!! :)
    3830 days ago
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    I agree with EastCoastKelly, you have maintained part of that weight loss so hope is not gone! :) Keep at it. Think about what you can do to change today.
    Forget yesterday and make TODAY the DAY!
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    3845 days ago
  • HEARTS116
    Thanks for the encouragement. I sure hope it is. I just did a Biggest Loser dvd. I hate when I make progress and take a step back. I have such high goals for myself and can't wait to achieve them. Baby steps...
    3848 days ago
    It could be water weight - don't fret! You've maintained part of that loss and are obviously still invested and motivated. You can do it!
    3848 days ago
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