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Look for the Lemonade


Posted by Carma | Posted in Mindset | Posted on 14-06-2010 | See all posts

Weight: 227.3
WiiFit Age: 26

I subscribe to an inspirational newsletter called “Motivational Nuggets” from Carolyn McCormick. I think it’s daily, but it could be weekly.

Any way, today’s quote was:

“You are fortunate if you have learned the difference between temporary defeat and failure; more fortunate still, if you have learned the truth that the very seed of success is dormant in every defeat that you experience.”
– Napoleon Hill

This quote really hit home for me. In case you haven’t noticed, my weight has been pretty stable the last few weeks. I haven’t been loosing and I’ve been a little bummed about it.

That said, I’m not looking at this plateau as a failure, but more of a “temporary defeat” … if even that. In fact, the plateau could very well hold the “seed of success” for my goal to reach 143lbs.

Think of it this way:

  • My body could be resetting the set point to a lower point. It is easier for the body to do that in smaller increments. So this is just a resting stop on my releasing weight journey.
  • My body could be building muscle. Muscle weighs more than fat, so as you lose fat and gain muscle, you can actually be getting thinner while gaining weight.

One thing that makes me think the latter may be happening is that my waist got half an inch thinner since last week. You see, the WiiFit Plus has a place for you to record waist measurement. So last Monday I measured at 39″ … today I was 38.5″. This could be measurement error … or I could be getting thinner. I’m going to go with the latter. 🙂

So what does all this have to do with Lemonade? Well, when life throws you lemons (a weight loss plateau), make lemonade (look for the positives)!

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