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GOALS MET

Thursday, April 17, 2014

On 1st January I set myself several goals which are:- lose 11lbs before 19th April for holiday - GOAL MET. Exercise 3 or 4 times every week - GOAL MET. I gave up alcohol so no alcohol allowed - GOAL MET.

I don't think I have successfully completed all my goals before and to time. Tomorrow I head off for a week in Italy with my family and so looking forward to it.

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COMMIT2BFIT4ME 4/17/2014 10:47AM

    Excellent! Now go have fun in Italy!

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NHES220 4/17/2014 10:20AM

    Great job and enjoy Italy! Ciao!

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SWEETNEEY 4/17/2014 9:42AM

    You deserve it - Viva Italia

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Sad tale of my sad scales

Saturday, July 20, 2013

My bathroom scales have been playing up for quite some time. Get on them 3 times in succession and weigh 3 different weights. Having bought new ones I have to accept the weight they say I am. My daughter always says my scales were very forgiving and under weigh her by quite a bit. Imagine my shock horror when my new scales told me I was 7 lbs heavier than I thought.

It is just a number and I have to use that as my baseline weight and not get too upset about it. I know I have lost weight because my measurement have shown losses in all areas, bust 3.5 inches, waist 1 inch and hips 4.5 inches so that consoles me to some extent. So I am now about to go onto my weigh in page and log my new true weight. I'll keep up the good fight and not let the numbers get me down.

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PYNETREE 7/21/2013 8:40AM

    Right, you are doing a good job. And your efforts are showing in the better fitting clothes. You have to remember that the scale is just an estimate. You can get on a scale 10 times in one day, and you will weigh 10 different amounts. And they will vary by as much as 5 to 10 lbs. Because your body weight fluctuates all the time, due to water, food intake, and what you excrete. The best plan to track your weight is to get weighed about the same time of day, once a week is a good average. Maybe in the morning after your bathroom routine, before you eat, and naked.
And if you are gaining more muscle, that weighs more than fat. When you drink a couple glasses of water your weight goes up, and the weight of the food you eat..then it changes as your body metabolizes the food. So your weight changes all day/all night...Every Day!

Don't be basing all your efforts on that number on the scale. You have made significant strides towards being a healthier YOU. emoticon


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JUST_BRENDA 7/20/2013 5:20PM

    wow, that's alot of inches lost. Great job!!! To h-e-double hockey sticks with the scale - you are definitely SHRINKING!!!
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SHOOPETTE 7/20/2013 3:28PM

    TAPE MEASURES HANDS DOWN

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FRENCHSEAMS 7/20/2013 1:49PM

    Those measurements are fantastic and better data than scale readings. With scales, think trends per individual scale. If any scale is trending downwards, that's good.

It's the old saying, "a man with one watch knows what time it is, a man with two watches never knows."

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MJ7DM33 7/20/2013 1:00PM

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WALKTHETALKBENI 7/20/2013 12:56PM

    NSV's (non scale victories) are better anyhow. So much can cause a scale to fluctuate. Humidity, our hormones, just even the use of the scale. Even doctors scales have to be checked and reset periodically!
We tend to beat ourselves up easily, having the NSV's it's good for our egos, emotions and moods! You know you are down in measurements, be glad for that! Don't worry at all about the scale. Heck toss it aside!
Then when you go to the doctors you'll be surprised to see the number!
Keep up the good work!

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LASARRE 7/20/2013 11:27AM

    I would trust the tape measure over the scale any day!

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MSJULIEK 7/20/2013 9:40AM

    The scale can be disappointing. Take joy in the better fit of your clothes and feeling better. emoticon

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MARCIEMCGOWAN 7/20/2013 9:21AM

    You are right. The bathroom scale is not the only way to measure your weight loss.
I weight myself once a week and I also track my inches. The scale may say I have not lost weight, but the measuring tape tells a different story. Don't rely on only one way to measure your progress.

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I'm on my way

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

First part of this journey, 2lbs lost and 10lbs to go. 7 weeks to do it. It will be done!!!

  
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MEADSBAY 6/12/2013 6:34PM

    Back in the pool?
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NHES220 6/12/2013 11:41AM

    Good for you, you are on your way!
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MJRVIC2000 6/12/2013 10:09AM

    Don't forget to include your spiritual journey while you are making the physical one. God Bless YOU! Vic.

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Bye bye swimming pool

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Had my last swim on Saturday 13th October, a record in endurance as it was getting quite cold. Since then we have had nothing but rain and temperature has dropped from low 20's to 12 / 13 so that is it for this year. Thought about dragging out my exercise DVD's but cant work up the enthusiasm yet and too wet to go for a walk. Will seriously get back on with exercise next week.

  
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MEADSBAY 2/5/2013 9:29PM

    I feel your pain!
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SUNSHINE-GIRL 10/21/2012 8:28AM

    my pool is in my back garden and it is not heated. One day when i get my pension pay out i will invest in a heating system and swim all year round

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SHOOPETTE 10/20/2012 5:24AM

    I can relate to that, I prefer outdoor exercise than Dvds, lucky there is an indoor pool nearby or I wouldn't get much done!

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interval training part 2

Friday, June 22, 2012

I cannot believe it works that fast. Did 20 mins of high intensity swimming yesterday and have lost 2lbs. I was still sticking to my diet but I have been trying to lose that 2lbs for weeks. Here's to the next 2 lbs. Did 30 minutes ordinary swimming this morning and going to do another set of interval swimming later today.

  


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