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what does successful weight loss really look like?

so often people get disappointed because of their notions of what they expect. In your emails we hear over and over and over about real impact of the visual ideals that are expressed on the cover of magazines. That stuff is all fake!!

anyway, Jackie has written down some thoughts here to help people get a sense of how to set some good expectations, to really chip away at that frustration that gets created from the false images of perfection and what ought to be.

-Habib


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Wed. May 20, 11:40am

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great article. good too keep in mind that itis the trend. Loved the marathon analogy! personally, my weightloss was a slow progression and once at my "goal" i had to keep in mind that bouncing around "goal" 3 or so pounds up and down was normal and ok. I also had to decide what was really "goal". The lowest low or the livable low that allowed for dessert and missing some early morning runs.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 1:25 PM

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What does successful weight loss really look like

This article is sooo true! I have a goal of 5lbs per month and over the month, I flop back and forth from losing to gaining. At the end of the month, I've usually met or exceeded the goal. You do get off track, but the important thing is to not STAY off track.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 1:54 PM

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Successful weight loss

Totally agree with the article! For me, there are some weeks when I dont lose, and some weeks I lose 3 lb. I weigh in regularly but am not perturbed by this. Whats more important is that my overall approach to food and eating has been changing and that feels great! I am much more aware of my bodys needs and I am confident that in the long run, I WILL lose weight because I am tackling tghe key behaviours that led me to become fat in the first place.

BUT weighing in and logging are also necessary- just to keep a track of things.

Thursday, May 21, 2009, 9:10 AM

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