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Maintaining on the scale, but habits are changing...

Saturday, June 23, 2012

The scale maintained this week. Actually, it gave me a lot of grief. It told me I was 10 pounds down. I never even thought "wow, could it be?" I knew it was wrong. I knew I was about on track to maintain this week since I already peeked at it the other day. I am thinking it needs new batteries, didn't make it to the store today, but will definitely get some before next weeks weigh in. I moved it over and stepped on it 2 more times and got the accurate reading, so at least I don't have to buy a new one. *PHEW*.

Normally I'd be absolutely floored by not losing anything this week, but I really am feeling this time is different. So many things have changed. In the last month and a half I have formed so many new habits and not given up which is huge for me. I walked 3 consecutive miles today which I haven't done... well EVER. I have walked just over 12 miles for the week, which blows my 4 mile a week goal for June out of the water. The biggest accomplishment for me is the food. I have pretty much been in my calories for the entire month of June so far, with the exception of buffet day when I went to Vegas at the beginning of the month. That was my one exception and I've pretty much stuck to it. I did have one other super bad day, but bounced back from it the very next day, so that was a victory. But I realized that I have not eaten fast food by myself this entire month so far. This is the girl who would eat fast food 5-10 times in a week. I have gone out to dinner with family on a few occasions, but I have tracked everything and been in range. I haven't hit up 2 drive thrus and ordered enormous amounts of food, which is something I did quite frequently.

I know old habits can spring up on us at any point, and I am not saying it's always easy, but I finally feel like I have myself in a comfortable routine. And as for the flippin' scale, he'll catch up eventually, and I'm not going to let him get me down in the mean time!
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    12 miles in a week?! You rock! This time IS different! You are changing important things and LIVING in a healthier way! I'm so proud of you, and I can really relate because I have really been amazed by myself, even when I slip up and eat something bad or don't exercise, I am still so amazed that this time was different and I am changing everyday and I haven't just given up and completely went back to old ways.
    3280 days ago
    You are freaking fantabulous. I am so proud of you. You rock. Great job on everything.
    3283 days ago
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    wow! You are doing so great! If I make it through a day without eating something sweet I feel like I am accomplishing alot, and here you are being a superstar!!!
    you should be super proud of yourself, they say is takes 21 days to form a habit. You've totally got this now!!!! Keep it up! emoticon
    3283 days ago
    You are doing so very well and don't worry about the scale...it'll catch up in the end. The tape measure might be showing success where the scale is letting you down? emoticon
    3283 days ago
    The scale is the least important tool to mark our successes - you just listed them all there! You are doing so great, keep it up!
    3284 days ago
    Woo-Hoo! If this isn't a non scale victory I don't know what is, and I've come to realize NSV are even more rewarding! 12 miles in a week! You are rocking it fierce this week girl! Soooo proud of you, keep up those great habits!
    3284 days ago
    Good Job! The scale isn't always the most important thing, & it is nice to see that you have not obsessed about it. It is so great to see the accomplishments you have done. Keep up the good work!!!!
    3284 days ago
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    I am SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!!!! I think you've made fantastic changes, and you're sticking to them, which is awesome! Even when you have a "bad" day, it's just ONE day - you get right back on track! emoticon emoticon
    3284 days ago
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    Go you!!! I am , too, trying to focus on the positive changes I am making. It is jsut hard sometimes. Congrats on all your successes!!! It sounds like those are actually the kinds of changes that you will need for this to be a lifetime lifestyle change. I am proud of you no matter what that stinking scale says lol
    3284 days ago
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