Sunday, November 3, 2013

How do you Unstick the Scale?

 Do you ever feel like this?  Just plain and simple STUCK!
  


I know that the scale is just a number, but do you, like me find it difficult to see past it? 




Remember the Non-Scale Victories.  Do you have them?



An apple a day keeps the Doctor away...and shrinks the fat cells.



Exactly...




So enough with the images.  I think you get my drift.  There will be times when you have done all the right things...clean eating and exercise...and yet the scale won't budge.  Here I am.  Reflecting on the week I know I followed my Healthy Lifestyle plan.  

What went wrong?  As I have researched probably nothing.  Just the body doing what the body does.  No matter what I'll keep up the good fight and trudge along.  In the end I know the results will come.

Speaking of results, what results are you striving for?  For me the result I am in search of is to be and look healthy inside and out.



A new week begins and a new opportunity for success awaits.  

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Clean Eating

New recipes to try this week.











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Workouts

If you have been following along you know I have what I thought was a cyst on my knee.  Dr's visit and a biopsy later along with stitches and no moving, bending of my knee later, we know no more.  Visit next week will confirm the pathologist's report and decide the course of action to take.  It is hard for me to absorb the impact this will possibly make on my knee.  Lost two days of work to it.   More to come next week.

Workouts upper body only.  Which is okay since I need more definition in my arms, although my legs are the area that needs the most work.  Isn't that true for most women?


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Even though the scale didn't budge I had a healthy week.

Total weight lost ~ 8 lbs 



17 comments:

  1. 8lbs! That's great! No worries on the 'no weight loss' .. you're eating well and that's sometimes half the battle.

    Monica, www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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  2. Terribly sorry to hear about your knee problems. Thinking about the negative impacts it could have on your mobility is upsetting, but let's hope for some good news.

    I could do with an 8-lb loss!

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    1. Thanks Juanita. The only thing to do is take it one day at a time. I appreciate your positive thoughts.

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  3. I'm sure you will reach your goals Barbara! Omg those plates look delicious who would of thought eating healthly looked so good! I think it's awesome you get to try new yummies!

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    1. I do enjoy cooking, so this is wonderful for me. And, yes the recipes really are tasty and healthy too.

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  4. I understand the frustration in trying to lose weight--it's the story of my life. But take it easy on that knee--hope you have a speedy recovery!!

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    1. Thanks Marsha. Scheduling appointments for more tests as I write this. It's taking over my life right now. Weight...it'll wait!

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  5. Sorry to hear that your knee is preventing you from doing lower body exercise. The doctor's words about not worrying about it were so optimistic. Hopefully, it can be resolved without surgery?

    I gave away my scale years ago. I was following Jean Antonello's Natural Thin book. I found it to be very helpful in getting off the cycle of either dieting or being regimental about what I ate. Unfortunately, I have gained weight during menopause. Probably hormone related, maybe less activity, maybe eating differently. Anyways, I too am eating mindfully, exercising more, and stepping on the scale again. I don't have a scale at home, so I am not tempted to weigh myself every day. One pound per week, seems like not much, but I am grateful that it is not stuck. Plateaus do seem to happen though, and I'm sorry, I don't have any ideas on how to shift it.

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    1. Hey Sue, no, it looks like surgery is in my future. That's okay I only want this situation to have some closure. You're right I need to look at each pound lost as an achievement and even if I don't lose a single pound, I haven't gained. So that's a definite +.

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  6. I threw away my scales and now go by how good I feel not how big I feel and I am much happier for it. Good luck reaching your goal.

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    1. You are right Aleney. I really am obsessed with the scale. And throwing the scale out and simply going by how your clothes fit really seems to be the key indicator as to how much weight and inches are coming off. Thanks for the reality check.

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  8. Thanks for reminding me that the scale doesn't have to change to have a healthy week. I have not had a healthy week; that Halloween candy did me in. Aiming to do better next week!

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    1. I am trying to realize the goal is health and not pounds. Difficult concept to grasp at times. Argh...Halloween candy, I know what you mean.

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