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Believe it or not, just before surgery, I threw out my scales. I didn't want to be a slave to them as I was prior to the surgery. I think a lot of people can relate to the following: You diet, you lose weight, things are progressing. 3 or 4 weeks into it, you stall. You wonder what you are doing wrong. You wonder why it always happens to you. You try and fail. Then you decide to ditch the diet because you will never lose the weight and frankly, why bother!
Before the surgery, I told myself that I would do what I was supposed to do (eating and excercise) and never mind the rest. I told myself that I would not be checking my weight weekly (or daily) only to fall back into that psychological torture. For me, half of the battle is psychological. I chose to remove the monkey on my back (aka- the scale). I decided I am in this for the long haul.
You said you have lost inches and you have lost weight. 22 lbs in 4 weeks is not bad! Don't forget, your body is adapting. Much has happened to it and it's trying to figure what you did! The weight will eventually come off. Don't compare yourself to others and don't be concerned with the number on the scale. Concentrate on how you FEEL.
I too have a 2 year old. Before you know it, you will be running after your toddler and keeping up with him/her in no time. It's great to have the energy!!
You can do it. Stay the course. : )