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I am caught up in weighing myself too, but am practicing self-control. I joined a team that weighs ONCE a week on the same day and stays off the scale the rest of the time. It's working much the same way your method is... I'm happier and feel much more successful!!! Here's to both of us and finding solutions
I am the exact same way -- I actually would get up and be all packed to go to the gym in the morning and if I stepped on the scale and it was up - I would get all depressed and go back to bed instead of going to the gym.
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Yeah for you! The number on the scale is only one indicator of how you are doing. Keep up the good work!
Oh i so agree how that can change your mood- if the scale shows you lost wahoo! If for some reason it shows an increase i feel why bother! So i think i will move my scale to my basement, that way it won't be staring at me when i get up in the morning!
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1 3/15/12 7:40 A
That's a great idea, and "hiding the scale" is one of the best things I've done yet. I used to weigh in every day, and for every day of victory (i.e., unexpectedly losing an extra half-pound), there were always two or three more days that I would view as defeat over some number to the right of the decimal. The fact of the matter is, nobody loses weight in a perfectly straight line. If you feel better and are happy with yourself, why fret over one silly number?
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Thanks for confirming what I also believe. I would always feel defeated whenever I stepped on the scale because I would over-estimate how much I thought I lost, and when it wasn't as much, or nothing at all, I would feel discouraged and less motivated to keep going. Whenever anyone asks me how much I weigh or what my goal weight is, I just tell them I don't weigh myself and my goal is to be in a certain size clothes or that I will know when I get to where I feel my best.
I am addicted to the scale as well . . feeling just like you -- thinking I'm making progress because I'm doing all the right things . . only to see the scale not move or move in the wrong direction. I don't think I could stop weighing in daily cold turkey and start to weigh in only once a month, but I joined a challenge and we weigh in once a week. I'm starting there. Love to follow your progress.
Good luck -- we're all cheering for you.
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The scale is my friend. It will state the truth. I weigh everyday so that my mistakes can be adjusted quickly. I don't care whether I am down. I only care whether I am up.
But once again you have to do what works for you.
Congradulations on finding what works for you. Best wishes on your journey to a healthy you.
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I use my jeans for a daily weigh-in but still get on the scale every Monday for the discipline I need to stay on my path. Good for you!
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Thank you for sharing that! I have been working out most days and not seeing the results I want on the scale. I think I will leave it in the closet for a while so that I don't sabotage myself!!
The scale is a tool. Each person needs to learn to use that tool to their advantage. I weigh myself once a week and no more. If I start weighing myself more often, it effects me negatively. If I weight less often then I am not accountable. I hope your new system works for you.
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Good idea. This has worked better for me than daily weighing. I used to get so despondent when the scale didnt reflect the effort I'd made.
GOOD JOB i WISH YOU LUCK AND KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
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9 3/15/12 6:42 A
I know a lot of people who weigh in rarely. I have found for myself, that if unchecked, I could gain 15 pounds in a month, easily!! So I do weigh every day. I have a range that makes me happy, realizing that my weight will fluctuate a bit, but it is sure easier to get off 2 wayward pounds than have to deal with 15. Just works for me.
That's a really good idea! Keep up the good work, as long as you feel good that's all that truly matters!
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10 3/15/12 6:23 A
as long as you feel good and look good, that's all that matters! Good luck and keep up the great job.
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30 3/15/12 6:22 A
What a terrific idea! You have really got a handle on this. Keep on, keeping on. May GOD continue to give you all you need. I will be praying for your success. I only weigh once a wekk. For the last 3 years, I weighed every 6 weeks, but I'm down to the last 18 pounds, & I get antsy. I praise your husband for helping you too. Good job to you both!!!
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Good for you. I also have a tendency to let the scale rule my progress.
I am not weighing until the end of March too!! The scale made me feel bad if I did not lose weight. I am measuring ever so often to see how many inches I have lost. It feels great not to be obsessed by the scale!!!
I am one of those people that would weigh myself everyday and as a result feel down about the number I saw on the scale. I would feel proud of my commitment to exercise and eating healthy but then with one step on the scale that feeling would drastically change! So, I had my husband hide the scale, so now I can focus on how great I am feeling. I feel lighter, leaner, more energetic and in control! My plan is to weigh in at the end of the month and have him hide it again!
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