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Hi again, it’s been over a week since I blogged.  My intention was to write something every day to keep track of the emotional journey as well as the physical one, but since I went off the rails in week 3, I’ve let myself down!  The good news is that in Week 4, I got myself back on track and back onto the program.  I had a loss at the Week 4 weigh in, so I’m VERY thankful for that.  Some lessons learnt that I will share with the blog when I get a chance to sit down and write, hopefully later today.

I’m 600 grams off my first goal of 15kg but it’s now TTOM so I’m not sure if I’ll get there this week, but we will see!!

Melinda xo

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My first gain

Well, the scales don’t lie.  Do they?  I wish they did!

I didn’t want to admit it earlier, because it’s personal and one of those ’embarrassing illnesses’ but it’s time for the truth. I’ve had a very painful UTI over the weekend and I’ve been taking some medication that’s basically sodium based, and it’s creatoc havoc with my body! I’ve felt really dehydrated, almost like having a hangover, but I’m sure I’ve retained fluid because the scales tell me I’ve gained a kilo this week.  I also haven’t been to the gym since Thursday because I’ve just been miserable and lacking any motivation whatsoever.

But with my horrid UTI now dealt with and the body finally recovering, let’s deal with that little situation of gaining a KG.  I have to look at this overall.  Yes, it’s a setback.  But, it’s Week 3 and I can recover from it and shift it if I get back to the program today and work a bit harder.

You just can’t let these things take you over.  Let’s look at the big picture.  I started this journey in June.  I’ve lost 13kgs since then.  This is my first and only gain in 3 months, so really, it’s not looking too bad at all!

What would be WORSE?  Falling off the wagon, giving up hope and falling back into old habits.  But I’m stronger than that.  I’ve been down that road and the only place it leads is to MISERY.

Question to myself: Are you going to be ordinary and give up and stop making an effort?  Or are you going to be extraordinary and just get back to it?

Next steps:  Watch Mish’s Week 3 video.  Plan out menu for the rest of the week.  Shop.  Exercise.  Routine, routine, routine.

Time to get back on the horse and soldier on.

Melinda xo

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Week 2 Weigh In

Weigh in day today…drum roll please….I’ve lost 2.5kg this week!  So that brings the total so far for Round 2 to 3.2kgs.  VERY please with that result!  Getting close to my 15kg goal now which is just a fantastic feeling.

I’m looking forward to another huge week and a good result on the scales next week.

Melinda xo

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Week 1 Weigh In

Weigh in results for Week 1:  down 700g.  Wooo hooo! Not bad for only 2 days on the program.  Can’t wait till next week.

At the gym, they have a scale that measures body fat percentage.  I’m going to weigh in on that every week too and track the results there.

Happy – off to a great start.

Melinda xo

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