Thanks I needed that! Be sure and let us know how you did...
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Keep up the good work, and don't let the number on the scale rule your life. It's all about how you feel. I use the tape measure as a guide, even if the scale does not move the tape measure does. Fat does weigh more than muscle after all..
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Yep! "Don't stress about" and "Trust the process" is very great advice especially for the long term. I've been dieting 9 months now, I'm down 80 pounds and have lost inches when the pounds didn't come off the scale. Go figure??? Keep up the good work and good luck!
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Yeah, this post oughta get printed and pasted on everyones' scales so we will remember that it's the process we are committed to that matters! That's what we can control! Our bodies will lose the weight in what ever way they can!
My blood work is good, so the scale is not so scary
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Thank you SO much for sharing some great ideas. They are sure to help others during their weight loss journey!! Too many times individuals put up that barrier and make the journey so tough. Thanks again!!
I weight in on Tuesdays. I know how you feel. Good luck.
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Don't allow the scall to trick you into believing you haven't work hard all work to reach your target exercise and nutrition goal. Think positive thoughts each and every day, this will help to keep you motivated. The scale can be your best friend. Never deny yourself treat yourself, but not with food. A new book, massage or a new workout outfit. Get out and show the scale who is boss. "You"
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So I read this topic AFTER my weigh-in. lol. I wish I read it before. I was SO worried that all the changes I've been making wasn't going to make a mark on the scale. It did...slightly. But I'm grateful to have read this topic because from now on I'm just going to TRUST THE PROCESS.
Take one day at a time, and keep on going, don't let anything stop you, and keep up with the good work.
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Weighed in this morning. Not as much down as last week, but I'm OK with that for the first time EVER in my (very long) dieting history. I have to be. I feel so much better than I have in ages! I'm doing something about why I get myself stuck in sorry-for-me states of mind, and it's thanks to SP and the Sparkers like YOU who go through the same things and remind us all to relax and enjoy the (somethimes "is it worth THIS??) ride! Thank you for your thoughts, and GOOD LUCK :)
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Good Luck on Saturday, but remember even if the scale doesn't give you the number you want, what your doing will pay off. There are so many reasons why a scale doesn't move for one or two weeks. Keep going! Instead of the scale, try on those pants or skirt......that's where you'll see the real results!!! I'm praying for you!!!!!
"knowing I did so much right is reward in itself" Wow, that really caught me and what a great, positive thought. I am always looking at what I didn't do right and forget about what I did do right. Thank you for that. You have a great, winning attitude.
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Great positive thinking! Sending thoughts your way!
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What a wonderful attitude! You will be successful, even if the scale doesn't show it. But, keep up the good work and the scale will eventually show it!
Good Job!! This was very timely for me since I have been in a real slump and part of it was due to not keeping up with tracking and exercise. Although I have been still watching what I eat and trying to make good choices, I have not kept up with recording meals or my exercising and walking. Totally lost all motivation and decided I need to immerse myself in the SparkPeople community reading as much as I can to regain my motivation. Your posting was very helpful, thank you.
I stress about it to especially when I have no weight loss weeks close together. I am learning to think about it as a chance to practice maintenance. I have had weeks where I did everything right and not lost and then weeks where I was not as careful and did lose. Our bodies are all different and we lose at our own rate. The goal is the journey the healthy lifestyle not the number on the scale.
I think we all hate the dreaded scales. Are you doing measrements too? Sometimes those scales can be disappointing but the good 'ole tape measure tells us a different story. Do tops of arms, tops of legs, calves, under the bust, fullest part of the bust, waist and hips to get the most from your measurements. These show how 'buff' you're getting whilst dropping those pounds and tightening up, which makes you look slimmer too :)
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Thank you to all of you for your encouragement and your applause. I did fine last week...lost 8/10 of a lb. I had a fleeting moment of "What? Seriously? That's it?", then I moved onto "Dude...that's 3 sticks of butter off your butt". Wahoo! And...drum roll, please...I am in the 220's (barely, but still in them). I have 4 weeks until our San Francisco vacation. Setting the bar low (easier to leap it that way) and aiming to lose 5# in that time.
The BEST reward this week was my very fit, not an ounce of flab anywhere on her body, 16 year old daughter commenting "Mom, your back looks less lumpy and flabby" while I was doing my strengthening on Friday night. Seriously...what a cool kid to notice! And, have I mentioned that I HATE push-ups? I really really really hate push-ups! I had hand surgery in December, and hate them even more since then, but I do them anyway, because I hate back fat more than I hate push-ups! So with my daughter's words ringing in my ears, I did an extra 10 push-ups. Just sayin'...there could be a healthy, fit mama lurking somewhere under here, and I am determined to find her...30 push-ups at a time!
That's the kind of attitude that will help you make a change in lifestyle instead of being "on a diet." And remember that there will be some weeks where you don't do everything perfectly, but eating healthy foods and getting more activity in your life will always pay off.
I am glad you have overcome the scale stress war. It just makes you more crazy. The advice is good to trust the process and understand that every day is a new opportunity to succeed. Best wishes on your journey to a healthy lifestyle and trusting the process
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I love your outlook!!
If God took away all the scales, what would we do? Hopefully we'd all keep on doing the lifestyle thing as opposed to the diet thing. Hopefully we'd do as you're doing and keep on keeping on. We'd be able to tell by the fit & feel of our clothes; how we feel being active, etc.
You had a GREAT WEEK and I applaud your winning attitude. Good for you!!!!!
Sounds like you are succeeding in making this a true lifestyle.
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Amazing attitude! Good luck at your weigh-in tomorrow :)
I weigh in every Saturday. Every week, I stress out leading up to Saturday. Will I lose? Did I work hard enough? Will the extra half serving of FroYo creep onto the scale? Is this all worth it? This week...not happening! I KNOW I worked hard enough. I tracked EVERY DAY. I exceeded my target minutes by 10 and my target calories by 600! I did my strengthening as scheduled, and did the maximum of each exercise every time, instead of the minimum. I planned meals with my family and we ate at the table every night. If all of this doesn't add up to success on the scale, I'm not going to flip out about it. I know it will catch up to me next week, and knowing I did so much right is a reward in itself. So...this week, I will take SP COACH NANCY'S advice and "Trust the process", which was some of the best advice I have received in my weight loss journey.
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