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Setbacks are just temporary

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Now that I've stalled on my weight #, I've had to ask myself a couple of times, "So, what's the point of trying?"

I saw this today & it reminded me that giving up is not an option:

Just because I forgot to brush my teeth at night doesn't lead to "Oh, well, I slipped up . . . guess I'll never take care of my teeth again!"

I wish I was seeing more progress in July, but maybe my body has gotten used to the new "set point" and I just need to mix things up again. I'll keep chipping away at it!
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  • KAT321123
    Love this blog entry. I have two thoughts...

    One is that, even though it's hard, it can be helpful if you can find the reward and joy in taking care of your body (the journey) rather than the weight loss (the destination). Our bodies don't always cooperate and do what we want them to do, but if we find some happiness in just knowing we're doing our best, it can help...and it can lower our stress levels which helps with weight loss. Easier said than done, of course.

    My second thought is that sometimes even if the scale is not rewarding us, our body is rewarding us in other ways. My weight loss has been minimal in the last several months, so I was surprised when I measured myself with a tape measure and had lost a LOT of inches since my last measurement. And my body fat (according to my scale) has gone down. The scale is definitely not the end all be all.

    Keep on keeping on. With your positive energy and attitude you'll get there...and until you do, just enjoy the ride.
    2514 days ago
    totally normal for the body to readjust. In time the scale will move again!
    2514 days ago
  • KITT52
    2514 days ago
    That's a good thought! We can keep on keeping on..even when we see no progress...or we just might lose the ground we have already gained. Thanks for the reminder and sharing the good quip.
    2514 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/26/2014 11:30:03 PM
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