Traveling through life with a timer and sneakers

Just a friendly HMR Diet reminder!

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4 responses

  1. Been in the box since last Thursday! 100 % My first class/ weigh in is tomorrow. I don’t feel like I’ve lost anything. Could be wrong ..hopefully am wrong. But I kind of feel like telling the nurse not to tell me what the number is. I’m afraid of being discouraged. What do you think

    January 12, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    • I completely understand the stress of the scale. Especially when you are finally back on track. I think it depends on how you are feeling. If you know you gained, will that deter you from continuing on track? For me, the gain is a motivator to stay on track. However, last week I knew the scale would be much higher than normal (I had an emotional eating episode that day which left me overly full and bloated) and even though I knew most of the gain was artificial because of the sheer amount of food and liquid, I also knew that in my state of mind that day I couldn’t handle seeing the number. So I weighed in backwards. However, the number was still frozen on the scale when I got off, so I still caught a glimpse. It was hard to stay focused knowing how high it was, but in a way it has also motivated me through a very tough week to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

      January 13, 2015 at 4:26 pm

  2. i’ve done everything right, completely in the box, got all of my water in, I missed 2 days of exercise (but they said not to worry about it the first couple of weeks), I just have a body that is so resistant to losing wt. Last week the scale had a start wt of 223 but 2 weeks before I was 216 ( I kind of lived it up – with food knowing I was starting the diet.) So even if I am just back to 216 I will not feel successful. 7 pounds should be a victory but i’m mad at my self that I let that happen. I was 225 last june, I then got to 212 , fractured BOTH my feet doing exercise video (following the easy choice), and my weight settled at 213 to 216…. we will see. I will try to report back on what I do tonight.

    January 13, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    • You can do this. Sometimes our bodies just hold on to extra weight. Have you done the “water weight” worksheet yet in your health classes? It helped me to realize that I need to look in larger blocks. During Phase One I stayed entirely in the box and got my 2000PA a week most weeks. But some weeks I lost a pound or didn’t lose anything and then the next week I would drop 4 or 5 pounds followed by a week of nothing. However over time it added up.

      Actually looking week to week bit me in the butt a couple of weeks ago in the opposite direction. I had a couple of bad meals and didn’t gain so in my head I think I justified it a little bit. But it showed up on the scale the next week! So sometimes it takes awhile and I just have to remind myself that as long as I am following the plan it will eventually come off.

      Good luck tonight and no matter what happens on the scale, know that you are taking the right steps towards better health.

      January 13, 2015 at 5:18 pm

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