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Easy Three-Step Diet Plan: Week Four. Did I Lose Weight?

Updated on September 2, 2012

Review of the Plan

The Easy, Three-Step Diet Plan has these key points to follow:

1. Be aware of your eating

2. Exercise every day

3. Weigh yourself just once a week.

Did I Lose Weight This Week?

After a steady round of weight loss each week for the first three weeks, I was disheartened to find that my weight remained the same this week. The positive side of that though, is that it wasn't a weight gain.

Why didn't I lose?

There are a few possible reasons why my weight remained the same. I did start back to full-time work this week and was a little off with my routine. At times I skipped breakfast because I was rushed in the morning. Because I am working, I need to get up very early to fit in my workouts and I'm not able to fit in as much cardio as I'd like. Plus, in general, my eating choices are not always the healthiest. I still find it hard to pass up seasonal food favorites like corn on the cob with butter or desserts from Labor Day parties. I'm still working on my emotional connection to food--trying to become more aware of it!

Struggling a Bit, But Back on Track!

Due to my new schedule, I was a few days late writing this hub. I was also upset that I didn't lose weight and would have to report that fact to my readers. This combination had me lose focus for awhile, and I admit I have been slipping into old habits of overeating out of emotion.

But I know that I can't give up! This is my story, and I'm sticking to it! I hope to be able to report a weight loss the next time I check in and to still be on track with my goal to lose thirteen pounds. And I hope you are still with me! Here's to a healthy day, healthy choices and healthy weight loss!

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      g-girl11 4 years ago

      Hi mperrottet. I salute your husband for working at this goal at his age. That is wonderful that he has lost ten pounds! Sounds like he is going about it in a healthy way. I will keep him in mind to help encourage me. Can't tell you how much all of this encouragement is helping me! Thanks to all who have commented. xoxo

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      g-girl11 4 years ago

      Thanks billybuc. Yep, honesty is not easy, but I know that it is the only way to success!

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      g-girl11 4 years ago

      Thank you, Michelle Taylor. What you have said is so true! I wish you luck with your weight loss as well.

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      g-girl11 4 years ago

      Hi RNMSN. Thanks so much for these wise words and for the encouragement--definitely helping me to get in the right mindset again. This process can be so discouraging, but these reminders really do help!

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      Margaret Perrottet 4 years ago from Pennsauken, NJ

      Don't get discouraged - sometimes you reach a set point that's hard to budge, then you start to loose again. If you cut calories and exercise, you'll have to loose - just keep at it! My husband is in the process of loosing, and at 69 years old, he faces a hard journey. However, he is steadily loosing, and so far has lost about 10 pounds in the last two months. Good luck to you - I'll keep watching your posts and cheering you on.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I like this journal of sorts; thank you for the honesty and best of luck to you.

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      Michelle Taylor 4 years ago from New Jersey

      I too am documenting my weight loss plan and It has been interesting to see the ups and downs. This whole past month has been stagnant for me but I am seeing it as a positive that my weight remained stable instead of going up and down. It's always difficult to juggle a change in schedule and increased work load while trying to take care of yourself.

      The main thing is to not get discouraged and keep it up!

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      Barbara Bethard 4 years ago from Tucson, Az

      weight management is not always about the loss, remember this will be the best way to eat and do physical activity that you enjoy and it is forever, not just for right now

      you are doing very well!! keep on with the journey :)