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Practice what you preach!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

It is so difficult to practice what you preach!! I keep telling people that muscle weighs more than fat and that I would rather be 190 pounds of muscle than 180 pounds of fat...

Well.....I have been keeping within my calorie limits, exercising my butt off and have GAINED over 5 pounds!!!! I know that I am getting more muscle and firming up because I have gone down 2 pants sizes, have had to remove several rings because my fingers have gotten to thin to keep them on, and even my shoes are loose. I have gotten to where I despise my scale and only get on once a week, if that. I was on a plateau for several longgggg months and now, have gained....

I look better, feel better, and even my husband has noticed so, I have to "practice what I preach".....muscle is better than flabby fat!!!! emoticon
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  • JENNYPOO45
    I know how you feel but dont give up it will show up .I hate the scale some times to.I feel like throwing it out in the yard and running over it with the car.lol.justhang in there .I though I wasnt dong good untill I put on two pair of jeans I couldnt no way close wear a few month ago
    hugs jen
    Thanks for the notes emoticon
    4107 days ago
  • ANDIHOP
    I am one of those people who hate to step on the scale. I always say that it doesn't matter if I lose 5 lbs. if I can't tell when I button my jeans. I try to use my clothes as more of a determining factor in whether I'm making progress or not. I've gone down 3 pants sizes without ever stepping on a scale because I get so frustrated when I work so hard for the entire week and only lose a pound. It makes you feel like you had a bad week even if you really had a good one. I finally decided to ditch the scale for awhile (it took about 8 months) and just focus on how I felt and how my body was being reshaped rather than stressing about the numbers and it seemed to work. As long as I don't worry about the number on the scale I seem to do much better overall with staying on track.

    Congrats on the loss!! emoticon
    4111 days ago
  • SHAY72
    i have heard that as well the muscle weighs more the fat, don't worry about what the scale says, nobody knows that number except u & the people u wish to tell, because we as america ( i am the worlds worst) judge our self worth & happiness alot around that number that pops up on the scale when we weigh ourself, but if u r down 2 sizes in ur pants & ur rings are falling off & need to be re-sized that out weighs a number on a scale any day of the week ,continued luck on ur journey to where u want to be, i am in ur corner rooting u on as well as trying to catch up to u. emoticon
    4112 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/18/2010 4:26:13 AM
  • AQUAGIRL08
    I've heard that sometimes you'll gain and then lose a bunch. Hopefully that will be the case here. You're doing an amazing job with your exercising and eating. If your weight doesn't go down, maybe you should try weighing yourself on a different scale. (That nasty scale can't be right!) Just a thought.....
    4113 days ago
  • SLENDERELLA61
    You are so right. I'm working on this muscle thing, too. It is so hard, though, to see the scale go up. Got to remember -- I'd rather be muscle!! I'd rather be muscle!! Take care. Hope to see you Saturday. -Marsha
    4113 days ago
  • DONNABRIGHT
    I understand where you are - forget the scale!
    4113 days ago
  • MARY1313
    scales are of the devil! LOL! the other stuff is proof in the pudding!
    4114 days ago
  • THENORA
    I'm with you - though not as far along.

    I can feel changes in my body, but the scale isn't moving. I KNOW that's OK... but it's still hard to remember it 100% of the time. ;) emoticon
    4114 days ago
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    4114 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6591917
    Absolutely. The clothes and rings should outweigh the fact of what the scale says. I feel the same way. I have not shown any decrease on the scale but my pants and other clothes are fitting better. Don't let the scale run your life. Take measurments too. Measure your hips, thigh, calves, neck, waist and bicep. See how they change.
    4114 days ago
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