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The Dreaded Plateau

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Well, I have to face it, my weight loss has ground to a halt. Even worse, I gained this week. It’s frustrating to be sure. However, I know the outside forces that are halting my progress so I am trying to remain positive.

Some of them, I cannot change. Others, I can and will adjust. Since the scale is showing me no love, I have been working hard to find positive things (NSV’s) to focus on until my body adjusts to these new circumstances and my weight loss resumes; and I know it will resume because I am not giving up and eventually the scale will reward my persistence.

I am halfway through this journey and there is no way I will quit. Whether it takes another year or 5 years, I will lose this additional weight and reach goal. I will also keep in mind “persistence not perfection” is what will get me there.

Putting the scale away until next week. In the meantime, I will keep my focus on how far I have come and not worry about how far I still have to go.

Keep moving forward.
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    You have the right attitude to succeed! emoticon emoticon
    1281 days ago
    You have the right attitude. Never give up. Know that you are not alone!
    1281 days ago
  • LPORTER2015
    Keep the positive attitude and good luck! You will succeed, just keep moving forward.
    1281 days ago
    Smart to put the scale away for a time with so much going on health wise which can easily affect your weight. Ride it out. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1281 days ago
    Good for you! Keep sparking!
    1282 days ago
    Keep positive your doing great
    1282 days ago
    I understand the frustration. I have been trying so hard to lose weight and I have to keep encouraging myself. I decided to focus on "Enjoy the Journey". When I began to focus on "Working for life style changes, making sure I eat healthy, try to get enough rest and exercise" it makes me feel a little better. Although I really would like to see the scale go down, but they rather go up than down. So lets just try to focus on the Life Style changes. Let us continue to KEEP SPARKING, and work through every day challengers as they really seem to come everyday. Eventually we will get some love from the scales. You are indeed a great inspiration, so Hang in There.
    1282 days ago
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    1282 days ago
    There are so many things that can cause the weight loss to slow down, and having surgery is one of them. You're body is just protecting you while recover. Keep doing what you know works, as you say, and your body will change. You have a great attitude.

    1282 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/11/2017 6:09:01 AM
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