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Katgood13

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Posted: 23 Jan 2013, 08:56
When you are very heavy and you decide it is time to lose weight for a bit a comes off very fast. This sight does not take that in account. They slapped my hand for losing to fast. I know it is not going to last, soon I will be lucky to lose 1/2 pound a week So they should praise me for now. Dont you thinkSmile
eKatherine

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Posted: 23 Jan 2013, 08:59
It's just an automatic thing. Weight is always lost irregularly. Lose none, lose so much overnight it triggers that message.
pam-u-la

Joined: Aug 11
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Posted: 04 Feb 2013, 10:25
We need to praise ourselves. The lose weight slowly and at an even pace is like text book perfect. We as humans are not text books, so we lose a lot, maybe gain a few, maybe stall. However we continue on.. Each at our own pace and in our own way. So as long as the journey is healthy and meets your basic needs.. That to me personally all that matters!
lenakh

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Posted: 04 Feb 2013, 15:45
Every time I trigger that automatic "you lost too much, are you sure the number is correct?" message, I feel proud Smile
~Lena

The first person who should be in love with you is yourself, no matter how imperfect.
mummydee

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Posted: 14 Jun 2013, 19:25
if i could, i'd hit the 'like' button.... we lose, we slow down, we lose some more... for many different reasons. The only person we need to listen to is ourselves, give yourself a pat on the back and carry on
If it is a plant, eat it, if it comes from a plant, don't!
ClassicRocke...

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Posted: 14 Jun 2013, 21:38
I have a friend who wrote and said she's losing 3-4lbs. week for the first 3 weeks. I congratulated her but let her know it wasn't going to last and not to get upset when it settles into a pattern of slow losing and if exercising, muscle building. I told her to measure herself to keep track of her progress. The scale may say one thing, but the body will say something else.

Those of us who have lost weight have been where you are. As hubby says, even if it is fluids, you're still losing something and will see a difference in your clothes and will further encourage you to continue on your journey.
SherylPT13

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Posted: 15 Jun 2013, 08:50
It's just computer-generated, nothing personal. Good for you to know that rate of loss won't last, so you won't be getting that computer-generated message for long! Slow and steady is the way to go.
Congrats on your weight loss.
Man who say it cannot be done should not interrupt man doing it.
Chinese Proverb
shaz7140

Joined: Jun 11
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Posted: 15 Jun 2013, 09:29
Yes, it's just automated. It's not telling you off its just checking you've not input the number wrong.


* Calories in V Calories out. That's it !! *
ClassicRocke...

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Posted: 15 Jun 2013, 09:45
Jeez... a lesson to learn to read a little slower. Sorry Kat. Seems my response was just a repeat of what you said. As to getting slapped by fs, it happened to me once. I'd gained 4 lbs and lost it the follow week and they questioned it.

Keep up the good work. And glad you're aware the loss will slow down. Stick with it. Check out other posters and see how long we've all been on this trip. But it will be worth it.
thinner120

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Posted: 16 Jun 2013, 19:00
I used to get that this little fatsecret dialogue box but that didn't bother me. It is some people and their nasty remarks that really hurt. I received extremely nasty criticism for losing alot of weight the first week when I started my weight loss program on one website that shall go nameless. It basically was cyberbullying and it really hurt to try so hard to do a good job only to be cut down. A person should not have to take that crap from anyone! Some of these people are well intentioned but they have no clue what it is like to be very overweight and can't/ won't understand that when the first pounds are lost on most diets comes alot of water weight. Much of this water retention may be attributable to having been eating a higher sodium diet, and as the diet improves with better nutrition and less sodium the scale will reflect that loss. My weight loss did level off to reflect no pounds lost some weeks and only a couple some weeks. Just don't let those remarks bring you down.
Katgood13

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Posted: 18 Jun 2013, 20:24
When people are mean just remember they are not worth your time and move on
FullaBella

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Posted: 29 Jun 2013, 14:37
Katgood13 wrote:
When people are mean just remember they are not worth your time and move on


Years ago someone shared with me that when people are mean, they are actually intimidated. I thought 'yeah, sure' but then they explained. Imagine how polite and soft you talk to a small child, how kind you talk to a young person. You don't feel the need to bully or talk sharp. That 'winning through intimidation' feeling only comes out when you feel threatened.

So if someone does it to you ~ as hard as it may be ~ just take a deep breath and silently give them your sympathy for feeling so threatened. They must be going through some issues.

Sounds a little touchy-feely I know but helped me many times in the corporate world when I would first thing 'what the heck is your problem?'
I'm not losing WEIGHT. I'm converting FAT to MUSCLE to be healthier.



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