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My February Journey

Friday, February 20, 2009

I just realized that I did not blog my monthly efforts toward achieving a healthier me!

From January 2 to February 7 my weight seemed to stablize in the 189 to 191 pound area. This, I believe, was a weight plateau. Each morning when I weighed myself, my scale would show numbers in this range.

I am not new to weight loss programs. I know from experience that plateaus are to be endured. With time and patience, my body will eventually release weight. Of course, waiting and continuing to do the right things without reinforcement are difficult experiences!

On January 14 I decided that my goal was to be under 185 pounds for Valentine's Day--a weight of 184.9 would be a good thing for a Valentine's Day gift to myself. This would be a loss of five pounds, which I thought was a goal which I could reach in a month's time.

On February 14 I weighed 187. I did not make my goal of 184.9 pounds. Yes, there was a bit of disappointment, but I focused on the positives--I was continuing to eat and exercise appropriately!

February 9 the scale showed my weight to be 186.4--the lowest weight I have seen since I started with Spark People. I was excited and hopeful that my plateau period was over.

February 20--Since February 13 my weight has been decreasing from 187 to today's weight of 185.2. Today I hope that when this month ends my scale will continue to show smaller digits. Good-bye, plateau!
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