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can i lose 5 pounds today?

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

tomorrow is my first weigh in for my own personal diet bet. if i make my first goal i add $25 to my pot. on friday i was trending perfectly to hit this mark. then the weekend happened. i had my parents over for their birthday dinner of corned beef and cabbage. and beer. heh. i tracked everything, it wasn't a big deal. it wasn't a last minute thing that sent me over the edge. then sunday came. i just wanted junk food. so i had junk food. then yesterday happened and i stress ate all freaking day! those two days weren't planned or tracked, they just happened. but i refuse to let them ruin my week! i'm getting better with that issue.

friday i was 2 lbs from my goal weight, today i'm 5. i'm at a cross roads here.

first, the old me (by old, i mean 3 weeks ago) would have said "eff it, i'm not going to hit my goal. bring on the chips". the new me doesn't want to mess up the 7 lbs i've lost in the last 3 weeks.

second, i've lost 4 lbs overnight before. i've done it before, i can do it again.

third, i've tracked all my food for today. if i stick with my pre-planned menu i can be successful and drop overnight. i may not see 5 lbs, but i'll see something.

fourth (cause my crossroads needs a fourth), i will be screwed if someone brings in holiday treats! i just want to eat and eat! remnants from the 3-day bender.

this is such a turning point for me. i've never reached one goal that i've given myself to be a certain weight by a certain date. it sets me up for failure and sabotage every single time. and even if i don't make tomorrow's goal, i'll feel good knowing i tried. i'll have accomplished something, which i've never done before.

this could be easier if i was able to workout, but something is wrong with my knee so i'm taking it easy for a couple days. i have an appt tomorrow and am hoping they have some info on what i can do to help it heal completely. i seem to have prepatellar bursitis. which is bursitis of the kneecap. basically, i kneel too much. haha. i diagnosed myself with that, so i could be completely wrong.
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  • NELLJONES
    One of the first things my old WW leader told us was NOT to set a weight by a certain date. Two people can practice identical programs and lose different amounts of weight. We are all different. She told us to do our jobs: follow the Program One Day At A Time, and the weight will come off in God's good time. You won't know when or how much, but you do know it will happen One Day At A Time.
    2251 days ago
  • SHELTER-PETS
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    2251 days ago
  • BEACHCOMBER16
    Even if you don't lose the 5 in one day, like you said, you still have the weight you have lost. I have decided not to say I am going to lose a certain amount by a certain time. I am going to take care of myself, track my food, and try to move more and celebrate the pounds slipping away. Maybe instead of setting a certain loss by a particular time, you can give yourself the reward whenever you reach that weight.
    2251 days ago
  • JENSTRESS
    Agree with honeybees and darkkara... it is likely very much sodium. Drink a lot of water, and get that out of there! You might not be down, but maybe you are stil within 2!!!
    2251 days ago
  • ADARKARA
    I'm up TEN POUNDS from the sodium in the corned beef. I know I didn't over eat 35,000 calories. Drink lots of water today and eat normally and you might just see that loss!
    2251 days ago
  • HMBROWN1
    WTG losing 7 pounds!
    2251 days ago
  • HONEYBEESBLISS
    Ya you could be holding onto water weight from the junk foods so hopefully it will leave for you.
    emoticon for the 7 you got rid of and that you didn't quit just because of some bumps in the road!
    emoticon emoticon Stay Strong! I'm rooting for you!
    2251 days ago
  • CLS1789
    I know I could never lose that much weight in a day. But - holy crap - 7 lbs in 3 weeks?!?!? That's great!!! Celebrate that (not with a cookie), and don't let a bet distract you from the long term goal. Stay the course, and it will get you where you need to be.

    -Carrie
    2251 days ago
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