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The scale is not my friend - updated 6/21/07

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Today has been a good day. I tracked my food intake and made good choices. I did my workout too. I feel good about that.

But....today I bought one of those body fat/weight scales.....

When I signed up I estimated my weight because I had not weighed for a couple of months and I have been working out steadily. I even dropped a size in clothing. So I thought for sure I had lost some weight.

I get on the scale and to my dismay I have gained 3 pounds since I last weighed myself at a friends home 3 months ago.

I was feeling pretty bad about this but the good thing is it kept me motivated not to overeat at dinner.

I am more determined now than ever to continue this path I am on.

6/21/07 - Update! I weighed in again today because I have been keeping my calories about 1300 and exercising a lot. I guess I had hoped that I would have seen maybe 1 less pound or something but no the scale said I weighed 2 pounds more than 2 days ago. Oh well.....I will not be discouraged....I will keep plugging away......
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  • YVONNE2001
    Hi, I know it can be very discouraging when the scale doesn't reflect the effort you are making. I love the fact you are determined to keep going and not give up. It takes time to find what works and what we can live with. However, eventually the scale will start moving down.

    I think you have made a great start with your investment in a scale that shows body weight and fat. You have two ways of measuring your improvement - by weight and by Body fat. This will give you some accurate information on the effectiveness of your exercise program and will allow you to make adjustments if needed.

    Another idea is to use body measurements. The fact that you dropped a dress size indicates that your body is changing. I suspect others are noticing and making positive comments. Then, too, feeling more energetic and strong is a big bonus! So what you are doing is effective even if the scale isn't reflecting the visual change you see. Incidently, are you weighing in at the same time and in the same clothes? First thing in the morning after getting up is when you will be the lightest. My doctor calls it our 'true weight'.

    I try to keep my calories at about 1400 - however, I really like the idea of the Sparks 'Bikini Diet'. ( Divide your plate in half - then fill half with vegetables, then divide the remaining half in half again and fill one quarter with startch and one quarter with protein.) That way I don't have to count calories when I eat out and I have a diet strategy that is workable in those pesky situations that I am unable to plan for.

    Thanks for visiting my Spart's page - I am working on finding a way of eating that works for me. One that is automatic and I don't have to think about too much. Much like my exercise plan - I know what I do everyday and then get on and do it. I enjoy it and it has become second nature to me now. However, I haven't arrived at this point in my eating and my old habits rear their ugly head when an emergency comes up. I still have to plan menus for the entire week and work out the calories and portion control is a big problem for me. Thank you for asking.

    I am rooting for you and know that you will succeed. Keep going and never, never, never give up.
    4913 days ago
    Now that you have weighed on your own scale, never weigh on another scale but your own. everyones is different. I dont know why, they just are. If you do weigh on someone elses then, take it lightly..

    Good luck!!
    4916 days ago
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