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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Taking My Own Advice

I had another unexpected bounce up the scale.  Now, I'm up a pound from my start weight for my family competiton.  It is frustrating to say the least.  I start thinking about where I need to tweak.  What I can cut out or add back, or change.  Honestly, I had a good week.  I exercised 4 days and ate on plan all week.  

I was within 0.2 pounds of getting below my most recent lowest weight when this happened.  This has become a pattern for me.  My body seems to rebel just when I'm about to break through a barrier.  It is just plain hard to work so diligently to do what is right and not get the reward expected. Even though I make all of the right tick marks in all the right places on all of my spreadsheets, my body doesn't care.

 I don't know how many times I have told my blog friends to hang in there, don't give up, keep doing the right thing, etc. because the scales will eventually follow.  Even as I type those comments hoping to encourage my friends, I know how hard it is.  I know the anger and frustration that they are experiencing.  I always hope that they really do just hold on a little bit longer.  I am confident in them that the scales will eventually get with the program too.

So now it is time for me to, hang on and keep doing what I know to be right.  It is time to dig deep and find the reserve I didn't know I had to push through the hard part.  There is nothing that needs to change with what or how much I eat.  I am happy with my workout plan and I'm even getting in water on these cold days.  I am trying hard to look at those successes and not let those blasted scales ruin what I know to be right.

Just to confirm, I am once again dead last in the family competition.  Sigh. 

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