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Moving Forward

Thursday night, at my weigh-in, I lost 1.2 pounds which makes me happy, and now I’m ready to talk about last week; I had my first gain. It upset me more than I’d like to admit, and while I knew it would eventually happen, it was unsettling. I definitely lost a little confidence in my ability to lose because I felt I had done everything right.

Then, after the meeting, I went home and quickly began to realize that maybe I didn’t focus as much as I had in other weeks. It took a few hours, but I was able to admit to myself that I could have done more that week.

  • I did not eat as many vegetables – I was too lazy to shop for them properly, cut them up, etc.
  • I rode my recumbent bike a lot. That’s good right?! But I could have pushed myself harder on the bike.
  • I did not eat as much fiber or lean protein.
  • I forgot to eat breakfast twice.
  • And I know I should have eaten more. Weird, right? I must be a weirdo because most days I find it difficult to eat all of my points, but it has proven to be the best method. I lose more when I eat more. Seriously…
But this week, pushing myself a little harder, saying no to myself a little and eating fruits and veggies paid off. I lost 1.2 pounds, and while I always wish for more, I’m happy that I lost what I did lose.
Dealing with a gain is tough, and facing the facts I could have done more was just as hard. But here’s what I learned: I know I can’t take for granted that I will lose weight every time I step on the scale, but I also know that if I eat well, exercise a little everyday and say no to myself once in a while, the weight will keep coming off. I know that skipping the pizza that I was craving yesterday was worth it because the craving is gone today, and I’m left with the fact that I can do this.
I don’t like the bumps in the road, but I know that they’re inevitable. But I also know that if I keep trying, I’ll get through them. And that is what will keep me going even on the bad days.

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  • Reply
    September 21, 2009 at 4:12 am

    You made it!!! Even though you had a gain, you stuck with your diet this week, and you lost! Congratulations! That is what it is all about- keeping that perspective taking it one battle at a time. Good luck this week. 🙂

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    Chrissy MacCEO
    September 21, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Check out my blog on Wednesdays for "Weigh In Wednesday" – I started it three weeks ago this Wednesday and joined WW. I am using it to track my weight loss, get tips, etc. Please visit!

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    Connie Weiss
    September 21, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    I struggle with this every single week. I start out with these great intentions…and then things happen and then weigh in day I kick myself for not doing better.

    I think I need to tackle ONE obstacle at a time.

    Have a great week!

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    ♥ Kenz ♥
    September 21, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Connie, I completely agree that you should tackle one thing at a time. Taking on everything you're going to do all week is too much. I take it one day at a time, and it usually yields great results. 🙂

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    September 21, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Thanks for sharing!! I am also trying to lose wieght. I lost 30lbs last year and gained 10 of them back on vacation. In the back of my mind, I know what I need to do (excersize, eat right), but I haven't been honest with myself and have been slacking. Thanks for being so honest about your weight gain. I now know I need to do and get back on track.

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