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CARRIENIGN SparkPoints: (33,529)
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9/20/13 2:42 A

Stop weighing yourself everyday. If you struggle dealing with the idea that weight fluctuation is going to happen, maybe you should try weekly weighs instead or go by some other definition of success, such as measurements or the way your clothes fit. Otherwise, you are just going to continue to stress yourself out, get discouraged, and lose your momentum to meet your goals.

MIZTERY SparkPoints: (17,280)
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9/19/13 6:40 P

I'm scared of the scale for just this kind of thing!!!!!!

VKKESU Posts: 973
9/17/13 1:53 P

I agree. Hide the scale and weigh and measure yourself only once a week. I know mine will flux 2-3 pounds all the time. IF i weigh daily, I don't count that weight until I hit it three times. It's just easier to check it every Sunday morning though, with no worries. Some weeks it weight I lose, some weeks, it's inches.

I feel great though and have loads of energy. That's what counts in the long run. The rest will catch up.

KINGLARAZZI SparkPoints: (18,759)
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9/17/13 12:29 P

As long as you psychologically feel better, your movement in day-to- day activities are more comfortable, you look better in the mirror, your clothes fit better, and you feel more energetic...... than you are doing everything within your means. Enjoy the process. This is your JOURNEY. BABY STEPS!!!! The PSYCOBABBLE mentioned, is the MIND paying games. HARNESS your MIND's power and you will ACCOMPLISH anything. -KING

KINGLARAZZI SparkPoints: (18,759)
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9/17/13 12:27 P

As long as you psychologically feel better, your movement in day-to- day activities are more comfortable, you look better in the mirror, your clothes fit better, and you feel more energetic...... than you are doing everything within your means. Enjoy the process. This is your JOURNEY. BABY STEPS!!!! The PSYCOBABBLE mentioned, is the MIND playing games. HARNESS your MIND's power and you will ACCOMPLISH anything. -KING

Edited by: KINGLARAZZI at: 9/17/2013 (12:28)
MISSRUTH Posts: 3,736
9/17/13 9:27 A

IMO it is a mistake to weigh yourself every day and expect to see a consistent downward trend. There are so many things that affect our weight-- salty food -- even if it didn't taste salty, it can still have a lot of sodium in it-- can have you retaining water, TOM, whether you've had a BM or not (sorry if TMI, but it's true). And weight loss is not a steady downward trend anyway.

At one point I had to hide my scale, to keep myself from getting on it every day (or several times a day). I set one day, once a week, as my "official weigh in day". And the rest of the time I just trusted the process-- that if I tracked all my food and stayed in my calorie ranges, and did the exercise like I said I would... well then it would work. And it did.

OAKDALE41 Posts: 949
9/17/13 8:06 A

Yesterday morning when I weighed myself the scale said I had lost three pounds! Finally!! Yeah!!

This morning the scale said I had gained two pounds!! Yikes!!

So did I only lose one pound???? I have been working so hard. I am definetly eating better and getting fitter but to only lose one pound with so much effort??? It is hard to stay motivated to keep going.

I keep telling myself it is a lifestyle change and that I feel better physically and emotionally. But that feels like psychobabble now and I feel like I am losing the battle to lose weight.



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