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Old 03-18-2014, 03:48 AM   #1
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Slow and steady wins the race....

I got on the scales this morning and realised I have dropped 24lbs since I started. It's not fast by any measure, but I'm certainly happy!

I'm also noticing inchloss practically all over my body now, so nice!

I really thought that I had my golden shot and I wouldn't lose weight with LC anymore, and had decided to stick with LC just because it makes me feel good. But somewhere along the line, it's clicked and I'm losing weight! It goes in fits and starts, and some weeks I even gain, but somehow I always end up lower than the month before!

I know lots of you are in doubt, are worried that they aren't losing fast enough, but I say GIVE IT TIME, WORK THE PROGRAM! It really does work. Don't tweak until you KNOW things aren't working. It took ages for my weight to start going down, but I now know it was because of tweaking before letting the actual program work for me. I have figured out my perfect macros and the range I need to stick to to lose weight and I'm working with that. Nothing else.

I've got lots more to lose until goal, and I'm sure that I'll get stuck a few times along the way, but I'm prepared and I won't let that derail me. Instead, I'm letting my body and my brain catch up with eachother!

Adding in exercise regularly has helped with feeling energetic and positive, and is starting to reshape me.

Visiting a naturopath and doing Maria Emmerich's health assessment have both given me a basis from where I can start focusing on getting healthy and getting rid of some long term issues I've been having.

I feel really positive that LC is the way to go for me, and I can't wait for the next 24lbs to be gone!
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:56 AM   #2
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Great job! Keep it up. You have a very positive outlook and that's half the battle!
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Old 03-18-2014, 04:29 AM   #3
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Yay!!! Congrats. Stay positive. You are doing awesome.
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Old 03-18-2014, 04:36 AM   #4
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Nice post! You are so right that even if you see nothing happening at the time, you feel better. That is what can make this a lifestyle change and not a diet. You just feel better! Keep up the good work.

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Old 03-18-2014, 04:44 AM   #5
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Perception is an interesting thing - if your stats are correct, we started at almost the exact same time at pretty close to the same weight. I have lost exactly 24 pounds, too. But I feel like I am losing very quickly - not at all slow & steady!!!

I keep telling myself that I won't be able to keep up the pace of this loss for forever, and I am committed to staying the course, even when my weekly weigh-ins aren't showing a 2 pound drop.

What matters is that commitment to stick to it - whether it feels like it is going fast or slow! Congrats on all your progress!!!
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Old 03-18-2014, 05:29 AM   #6
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hear hear.
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Old 03-18-2014, 05:43 AM   #7
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Wise words.... you've hung in there!
Don't worry about momentary cheats or stumbles, focus on succeeding in the long run. Always keep your eye on the target and if you stumble, get back up and stay in the race.

What we weigh is the result of a meal, a day, a week, a month, a year of choices...

Psssst...Nothing tastes as good as ketosis feels!
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:56 AM   #8
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Thanks for the encouragement everyone!
Do as I say, not do as I do... DEFINITELY not do as I do!!!

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Old 03-18-2014, 07:12 AM   #9
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Great work!
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Old 03-18-2014, 07:31 AM   #10
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Old 03-18-2014, 08:46 AM   #11
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24 pounds is a LOT. And good for you for staying the course through slow or stopped losses - that's hard to do .

And it's inspiring for other slow losers to hear about making progress even when it seems like it's not working.

I can't wait to post on your next monthly weightloss thread!

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Old 03-18-2014, 02:46 PM   #12
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Big congratulations! What I love the most about your post, is your attitude! That's the ticket to winning, the right attitude. Thanks for the inspiration!
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