Having the scale be your only tool for if you are succeeding or failing is a sure fire way to get you down. People that don't weigh much aren't necessarily healthy, and people you weigh a lot aren't necessarily fat. Muscle weighs more than fat. Look to how you feel and how you see yourself to k now if your on the right track!
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I say ditch the scale, so many people rely on that scale saying they have to look at it everyday, every other day, then get depressed when it stops moving, or moves up the slightest bit, so I look at it once at week, usually at the end of the week, first thing in the morning. I expect nothing, that way I am not disappointed by any possible weight gain (muscle weighs more than fat). That is how I stay motivated to keep going, so far it has worked for me, hopefully this will be of some help.
I look at inches lost, my doctor's positive feedback, increased energy and endurance levels, firmer/toned body AND I go by how my clothes fit. I buy smaller size clothing and try them on often. As the clothes start to fit, this motivates me to continue my workouts and healthy eating.
This helps with the obsession over the scale and looking at other ways to measure progress.
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