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2/15/10 3:19 P

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I'm in the same place as all of you in wanting immediate results but that's definitely not happening. I've been working out at least a couple times a week and eating well for the past month but lose all focus on the weekends. Yuck. But I think it may be best to focus less on the scale and just look at inches lost or how you look and feel. I've lost four inches from my hips since starting so that definitely makes me happy :D

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2/15/10 1:39 P

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I somehow continue to source motivation from advice that I read on another board: "Weight loss is a marathon, not a sprint." As cliche as it sounds, it couldn't be more true.

I'm a year into this journey, and sometimes I think "if I just lost a little bit faster, I'd be done by now". But at the same time, as another member mentioned before me, the momentum from the past is definitely helping with the present...and inevitably into the future.

Keep your head up and keep it up. Eventually the days will fade together and it will become much easier as it becomes second nature (but of course it would be great to be at that goal NOW, right? :) ).

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2/12/10 9:48 A

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YES! The first 6-7 weeks of my Sparkprogram, I didn't have a scale! So I wasn't able to see if my weight was going down.

After a few weeks, I was feeling better and started looking better, so I figured I lost about 5 pounds.

When I went to a friend's house one day that had a scale, I looked at the number and my jaw just DROPPED.

I thought I lost 5-7, I really lost 15 lbs!!!
So the wait was COMPLETELY worth the awesome suprise I got when I looked at the scale. And I have lost another 17 since!

Good Luck and remember- All good things come to those who can WAIT!!!

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2/12/10 8:58 A

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losing weight faster as in taking a magic pill that would help you lose weight overnight hahaha

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2/12/10 12:08 A

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I am totally impatient!! It would be neat to lose weight faster.

I try to be realistic, brutally honest in my performance and optimistic in it. Isn't always easy, but i remind myself that i am the NOW!, instant geenration and that may be why i expect it to be faster?

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TSCOTT86 Posts: 37
2/11/10 9:53 A

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i totally identify with what all of you are saying. i think that these feelings must happen to all of us who are trying to lose. the thing that will make or break us though is if we give into them

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2/11/10 9:21 A

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im only impatient when I step on a scale and my weight does not change at all even though I worked my ass off the previous week. then i wonder what's the point etc

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2/10/10 10:05 P

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Oh, I'm so impatient. I've only been working out for a week and a half and eating right for five days, and I already expect myself to be at my goal weight! XD

I guess I overcome it by keeping my eye on the end goal and knowing that I still have a long time to accomplish it.

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2/10/10 8:50 P

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I'm really impatient too! It also makes me think that there is no end- when we get to our goal weights, we have to keep exercising and watching what we eat... I really try to think about just plain being healthy and not in terms of numbers and pounds.

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2/9/10 2:05 P

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sometimes too i just wonder, how long is it supposed to take? if i see results right away but then they stop coming for a while does that mean im doing something wrong or is it all part of how it works?


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2/9/10 1:05 P

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I'm extremely impatient. I like to see results way sooner than they actually come. Also, I had lost 9 lbs in 4 weeks and now it's been about 10 1/2 weeks and I haven't lost anything in 1 1/2 weeks. I'm so frustrated! emoticon

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TSCOTT86 Posts: 37
2/9/10 12:50 P

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thanks guys, it's nice to know that someone is going through the same thing. i think i have made a lot of progress in the past three weeks, i just have to give myself credit for it sometimes and concentrate more on living healthy and not just on weight loss you know?

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2/9/10 12:16 P

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I am very impatient and I am finding it very difficult to stick to any program that would be good for me. For me, it is all about forcing myself do get my exercise over with in the morning. If i work out in the morning, it helps prevent those chain-reaction mistakes. I remember how hard i worked that morning and it gets me through the day (sort of). It didn't stop me from drinking 3 glasses of wine last night!
It's a struggle for me everyday. good luck

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2/9/10 8:51 A

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I definitely have patience issues, but I'm coming to believe that the best antidote for impatience is momentum. The first couple of months were hard, but now that they're behind me I can see how progress has added up over time. It has made it easier during those weeks where progress comes slowly or not at all.
And, of course, the best and most permanent healthy lifestyle changes are the ones we gradually introduce and accept into our lives. Small steps do add up.
Good luck with your journey! Feel free to send me a message if you have any questions.



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TSCOTT86 Posts: 37
2/9/10 12:31 A

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So, I'm one of those people that can't wait for anything! Especially weight loss. I'm on my third week of my new healthy lifestyle and I was just wondering if any of you guys have had to cope with such feelings of impatience like I do and what you do to overcome them??

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