Just over 4lbs from goal? Sure, that can be disheartening. But realistically, a person can fluctuate daily up to 3lbs in water weight.
Don't look at it as a date vs number on scale issue. If you have significantly improved your lifestyle, increased fitness, decreased overall unhealthy food intake, increased water, improved sleep, decreased stress, (I could go on and on and on) THAT is where your success lies. These are the achievements that will keep you on this journey, not a number on a silly little scale.
Lost 65lbs in 15 months to get healthy and in top shape to try to get pregnant, and succeeded! Had our first baby in February 2013!
I only gained 32lbs in my pregnancy (and immediately lost half within a few weeks of his birth). April 1st is my full restart date.
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5/15/12 5:18 P
Congratulations, Graduate! So happy for you!
You will do FINE, to be sure. I went off plan on Mother's Day myself. Enjoyed the day and got back on track, using the great tools I've learned on Spark.
The old me would have used that day to say, "Well, I've blown it: I might as well eat X, Y and Z!!" The new me says, "That was yummy! Okay now, what delicious healthy thing can I have for my next meal?" Just like that.
Like Nancy said, it's not a day or two of over indulgence that gets you heavy..it's doing that day after day after day after day.
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189 5/15/12 1:43 A
I like the attitude! I too struggle with the same fears etc. You just got back on the horse!
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46,222 5/14/12 6:16 P
Atta girl, FITNAPTURAL! None of us gained all our weight from a few days of indulgences, they are a part of our life.
CONGRATS on your graduation!
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5/14/12 6:03 P
This weekend I graduated from college. Between finals and my family coming I know I've gained. I didn't reach my goal like I had planned and my dress didn't fit like I thought it would, although everyone said it looked great. I've eaten sooo much this weekend but I refuse to feel guilty. I've stayed on track through holidays and alot of other stuff. Today I'm back on track and revamping my workouts and diet. I can do this. I actually feel proud. It gets hard sometimes but never give up.
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