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My Perception of "Working Hard" Versus the Reality of the Scale

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

I've been tracking for at least a few days now (!) and as I get on the scale every morning I keep looking for weight loss that isn't there yet. Today I found myself feeling disappointed and I realized that my perception of how hard I am working toward weight loss is not realistic when I look at the hard facts. The fact is that I have not kept in my calorie range every day, and it has been less than a week since I have been back to "more or less" eating mindfully and tracking my calories.

So what's with that idea that I "should" have lost at least 2 pounds by now?

Come on, and let's keep it real! 4 days of eating healthy and counting calories will not magically melt fat off this 50+ body!

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    I'm waiting for the magic too emoticon
    783 days ago
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    Only too true!

    BUT emoticon if you are consistent about changes. Various medical sources (such as the American Medical Association) recommend no more than 1-3 lbs a week of weight loss for safe and sustainable weight loss--and I know from my magnificent weight loss a few years back that sometimes I didn't lose any one week from the next, but it all came off gradually as long as I kept my exercise and eating habits consistent.
    783 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/5/2019 1:11:07 PM
    Our minds really do play games with us, don't they?
    783 days ago
    Don't forget you didn't gain those pounds over night or in a week. Track everything so you can see where your issues are than make plans to correct. You will get there...it's a life long journey.
    783 days ago
    If I get on the scale every day I make myself crazy.
    I have to "get real" with myself on a regular basis.
    I am happy I'm not alone in that! emoticon
    783 days ago
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