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Sun May 20, 2012, 08:41 AM

THUNK! Or, Let That Be A Lesson To Me

I was so proud of myself. My two major accomplishments in the last week: 1. lost 11 pounds my first week, and 2. did not have hot dogs & beer at the ball game last night (in fact, had only diet iced tea).

It's true, I "fell down" -- ate off-plan -- three times this week, but I'd done that the previous week, too, and lost 11 pounds! So I expected to see a loss when I weighed in this morning.

I saw a loss, all right. Six-tenths of a pound. THUNK!

Besides falling down three times, I've eaten fruit, which is definitely not in the plan. I guess I'll redouble my efforts to stay within the rules of the plan, and stop eating fruit.

I'm a little discouraged, but not terribly.

Thanks for listening.

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Reply THUNK! Or, Let That Be A Lesson To Me (Original post)
Bertha Venation May 2012 OP
CaliforniaPeggy May 2012 #1
A Simple Game May 2012 #2
elleng May 2012 #3
Bertha Venation May 2012 #4
Arugula Latte May 2012 #5
femmocrat May 2012 #6
Bertha Venation May 2012 #7

Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Sun May 20, 2012, 11:28 AM

1. Reality checks do happen, my dear Bertha!

Don't be discouraged! You're still doing it, and figuring it out!

I'm really thinking you will ace this.

Hang in there!

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Sun May 20, 2012, 01:12 PM

2. Your average is still very good.

Don't let one week get you down, you may have been retaining water when you weighed yourself. For a long time I weighed myself every day on a very accurate scale. I would often gain two or three pounds in one day and take two days to get rid of it. Much of it was water retention. I could even gain four pounds if I went to an Asian buffet. Too much food and sodium.

Good luck.

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Sun May 20, 2012, 01:44 PM

3. Sorry you're disappointed.

At Nats v. O's game? Daughter was too! Strasburg up for Nats today.

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Response to elleng (Reply #3)

Sun May 20, 2012, 01:49 PM

4. No, I was at a minor league game

So. Maryland Blue Crabs. The York Revolution was up 8-0 in the 4th with nobody out. We left. Good thing, because the smell of hot dogs and seeing everyone around me with a beer was really getting to me.

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Sun May 20, 2012, 07:18 PM

5. That is super common.

A week of dramatic weight loss (lots of water weight) followed by a week where your body is going "wait, WTF?" and then a period of slower weight loss but weight loss nonetheless.

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Response to Bertha Venation (Original post)

Sun May 20, 2012, 07:41 PM

6. Why no fruit?

Seems like that would be a good low-cal snack.

Hang in there, Bertha! You can do it!

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #6)

Sun May 20, 2012, 07:58 PM

7. It's a calorie-controlled program

I'm at about 1000 calories per day. All I ate was some strawberries, which are pretty low cal. I doubt that the strawberries made me not lose weight, but I'm swearing off anyway.

Thanks, Femmocrat.

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