If don't weigh often I start eating more. For some reason the scale keeps me accountable. It is sort of like some mental thing, like if I don't see it, it doesn't matter....but it does matter because I don't want the pounds to creep back on. So I continue to weigh often but I keep in mind the day to day fluctuations and I it works well for me.
4/26/2013 3:30:11 PM
The battery on my scale went dead this morning and I don't have a replacement at the house...having with drawl symptoms, so yes, I probably watch the scale too much. It is kinda like gambling might be for some people....many times great disappointment, but oh the joy when I hit the jackpot :) !!!!!
I also weigh in too often and I am not always happy with what I see, but I only record the weight taken on the same day of each week, and usually find it to be down or the same, but I know pants that were tight a week or two ago, are now lose.
I am a scale watcher, but this time have decided that there are other things that are more importnt than weight: better health; smaller size clothes; more energy; longer life. So thanks for the reminder. However I will also reach my weight goal, no matter how long it takes.
10/13/2011 11:09:49 AM
Thank you for such a timely reminder. Scales are such fickle things, it is hard to not feel defeated when they don't reflect how you feel.
To help inspire me to continue the Spark program, I play a little mind game with myself before getting on the scale. I set the balance to my weight milestones I have had over the past 6 months. I set the scale to my start weight in Feb to 266. I then step on the scale. The needle doesn't budge. YES!!! I step off and set it to 255, my weight in March. The needle doesn't budge.Yes!!! I step off and reset it for every month's milestone until I reach to the current weigh in. Last weigh in was Aug at 235. This process reinforces the POSITIVE and gives me a mental readiness for the possibility the needle will go up before I reach the weight at which I think I should be. My thought process is already "look how far I've come" rather than "I'll never meet my goal" when the scale registers no weight loss.
I have used measurements for the last 8-10 months. There were times that I was holding the aame wgt for weeks on end . While somewhat irritating, I was able to watch as the inches shifted instead. I also measure my upper thigh, just above the knee and the calf. I walk and take stairs daily and the added info helped keep me moving......literally!
Yippy! I thought I was the ONLY one going through this.
3/10/2011 7:38:20 PM
I appreciate this article. Over the last 23 months, I have released 134 pounds. I am 21 pounds from goal weight. As you might imagine the weight came off relatively fast at first. Over the last three months or so, the weight has not been coming off as fast. I have released 2 to 4 pounds a month. Like the article says, I have to keep perspective. I do exercise at least five times a week. I follow my food plan. While my weight release has slowed down, I do see progress in increased muscle definition. I did try on a skirt yesterday that could not zip all the way up in December. Imagine my delight when I tried the skirt on and it zipped all the way up! I looked and FELT great in it! So I say too see the big picture!
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