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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Funny, I was reading a SP post yesterday that talked about the scale can be your enemy... Not for me. I have found that when I go a week, or even a month, or sometimes SEVERAL months not weighing myself, I find that I am in self sabotage mode. So, for me, I need to weight myself every (or almost every) day. It keeps me accountable. Now, that's not to say some days (like today) I don't get on the scale and see I am up 1.5 pounds.. Wait, how can I be up a pound and a half. I was within my range, did a little exercise, went for a nice walk with the dogs... That can't be. BUT, I have also found that when I eat out (or bring take out in) the salt does me in. EVERY.SINGLE. TIME. I have started to learn that a bad scale on Thursday morning, does not mean a bad scale on Friday morning. A year (or 2 or 3) ago, I would have given up the first time I saw the scale go up not down. But I know that I MUST ALWAYS be able to look back. Because if I didn't look back, I wouldn't see that I have lost 20 pounds so far this year. Some weeks are better than others, some, not so much. But 20 down is 20 down. If I can continue to go this route I could could be another 20 down by year end... I am not saying that will happen (or not) because what is behind me is important, but I can't let it shape my future...
Ok, I feel better now! Have a great day!!!

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    At least you've figured out that much!

    I "gained" 1.6 pounds in a day... and it had everything to do with too much sodium. I know that in a few days I will be 1.6 pounds lighter. I just have to keep doing what it is I need to do.
    1773 days ago
    I weigh two or three times a week and figured the same thing out a long time ago. Right now I'm afraid all I'm doing is watching the numbers go up. I've really got to get back in control and get those darn numbers back down where they should be. I know I can do it since I've done it before I just need to get in the right frame of mind. When I get back down where I want to be I need to not go as far above the range as I have this time.

    I still don't feel too bad though I've kept off over half the 65 pounds I lost for 5 years. Before this time I would have gained all the weight back and then some in less than a year.

    Good luck in your continuing journey and do what works for you. Don't worry about what works for the others. emoticon emoticon
    1774 days ago
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