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Isn't It Funny...

Sunday, April 26, 2015

I just had my first weigh-in since joining SP and found that I lost 1 pound in about 2 weeks. I'm not overjoyed nor "underjoyed" by this. I had expected to have lost a little more though as I have been exercising more (mostly walking) and keeping my calories between 1200-1550 per day. I won't be discouraged at this relatively unremarkable loss and will look at the bright side: I didn't gain.

I will also take this new week to re-evaluate what I'm eating, when I'm eating. I also read a great Spark article: 10 Habits of Unsuccessful Dieters at
sp?id=1681 for more tips and suggestions. The whole thing is to take it slow, but steady and imploring the right methods will eventually produce good results. I am reminded of one of my favorite quotes by C.S. Lewis:

One day I'll look back and it will all be different. Just endure the day-to-day drudgery.
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    I am still learning what to eat when. Probably a life long lesson. LOL ! I was glad to see you are not beating yourself up and that you are pushing onward. WTG !! Keep reading and trying new things. ONce you find what works, stick to it.
    2180 days ago
    As a newbie, you are doing great! There is so much to learn about eating healthy and living a more active lifestyle. Don't expect perfection right away. You are taking it day by day and evaluating your results. Couldn't ask for anything more. Plus, you had a loss - period! Never underestimate a small loss. They all add up and you will appreciate losing slowly in the end as it will be easier to maintain your goal. Keep up the good work!
    2180 days ago
    Really nice blog. I understand the feeling when the scale doesn't move. I'm so sorry! It happens. This is me but I think sometimes I take a bite here and there I didn't put on my tracker. Not on purpose since it's just for me but it was throwing me off. I have a hard time moving so I sit most of the day. I realized that I need to get up and move more often and when I don't, I don't lose weight. Like I said... this is just me.

    I decided a long time ago the the scale lies. You can be holding water and not even know it. I've had a 5 lb difference in one day to the next. You're doing exactly what you should be doing. I love the articles, they can really help. Good for you pushing forward. Next time you weigh you will be happy! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2181 days ago
    emoticon on that 1 lb loss!!! Never downplay weight loss whether 1 lb or even a half!!
    An even emoticon er emoticon though on 2 consecutive weeks of consistently staying within your calorie range and exercising!! THAT is emoticon THAT is what will not only allow you to lose the weight but also to keep it off. You're building the habits that will make you, the you, you want to be so emoticon You have the right attitude and spirit and that will take you to your goals!! Just 1 day at a time!! I'm cheering you on!! emoticon emoticon
    2181 days ago
    I think you've got a good attitude. And I like "endure the day to day drudgery." That's something I have to learn to do. It's hard to keep going sometimes when you don't see immediate results, but that's the key. To keep going.

    2182 days ago
    The key is to keep up those healthy small changes-- you will see long term success! I agree it is harder when the pounds don't melt away. But making lifestyle changes is what makes LASTING success
    2182 days ago
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    Be patient, as soon as your body realizes you are trying to loose weight, it will cooperate. I find one way to let my body know I am OK is to exercise. Then my body knows I am not weak from not eating enough.

    Keep to your calorie range and keep exercising and you WILL reach your goals
    2182 days ago
    Some results is better than no results. Keep on working!
    2182 days ago
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