Why do we focus on the negatives?

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  1. Caroline83

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    Well last night I got home from my week 6 weigh in and have lost another 4 lbs which makes a total of 33 lbs in 6 weeks which is amazing. I should have been on top of the world but instead I sat and cried because I only lost 1 3/4 inches. I don't understand why I do this to myself! please tell me I'm not the only one :(

    I also decided it would be a fantastic idea to measure myself in case I am actually a bit taller than I thought which was disastrous because it turns out I'm half an inch shorter than I thought which made me bubble again. I wish I could just be happy with what I have achieved so far.
     
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    Aww, don't get disheartened! That loss is amazing, you might be losing it from everywhere equally, which is why you haven't seen the reduction in inches, but the scales don't lie over 6 weeks. That's a brilliant achievement & you should be so proud of yourself, I would be!
     
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    ok, so you may have not lost lots in inches, but think of all the internal fat ur burning up! you can be really skinny but still have 50% body fat - primarily around ur insides. maybe get what iv got, and get a scales that measures body fat also. if ur not seeing it in inches, youl definatly see those digits going down!!
     
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    i am very much a negative person, so i am trying to change my out look, keep smiling, i no its difficult but you will see the results you are looking for
    good luck
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    Well done that is a fab loss you are doing so well....the inches will take care of themselves....don't lose faith you'll be fine.
     
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    Thanks for the support ladies I really appreciate it! I think the body fat thing could be worth a look thanks for that. i guess part of my journey is to view myself and my achievements in a more positive way
     
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    I've noticed before that some weeks you get inch loss but hardly any change in weight - and some weeks you get a fairly big loss in weight but very little loss in inches. It's very strange. :)

    You'd think the two things would happen together, but they don't. Of course, what's probably happening is that you've lost weight from the parts you aren't measuring - like your knees, or your chin!
     
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    They are 2 of the best places to lose from! ;)
     
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