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Different ways to weigh yourself.

Friday, April 12, 2013

I thought I would share this because I am sure a lot of people go through some sort of plateau when they are trying to achieve certain goals. I have heard that sometimes the scale can be very discouraging and I witnessed that first hand the last couple of months. My weight literally stayed the same.

I was thinking I am doing everything right, yes I may slip from time to time with my eating but I never go overboard. Anyway after about 6 weeks of the scale going up and down but never lower I decided to take another approach and try on new clothing. I and sure now I was in a little denial that my body was shrinking although the scale said other wise.

I went on a little adventure to try on some clothes. I was normally a size 10 - 12 (Large to X-Large in dresses) because I was always a little busty. So I try on an 8 and think...hmmm there is some room there let me try a 6. I tried the 6 and I was like wow...this is new but I think I could go smaller. I tried a 4 and it actually zipped!!!!! Yes a little tight but hey I have never look at a size 4 anything!

That night I went home, got my measuring tape and went to work. It had been 8 weeks since I had last took my measurements. Low and behold, I had lost an overall of 8 inches. I was STOKED. At that time, I could care less what my scale said because between my clothing adventure and my measuring tape, I had 2 out of 3 things telling me that I was not at a plateau after all and learned that I was actually building muscle.

Just thought I would share this for those who may be a bit discouraged their scale because scales can sometimes lie.



Monday, September 21, 2009

This morning was week three of my weigh-in. Last week I lost 1.6 pounds. I went to weigh in this morning and the scale said I have gained 3.2 pounds!!! At first I felt a bit defeated. I came back to spark and checked my nutrition from last week. I see where I can work on being more consistent about what I take in because I was going very close to going over to going under to my calorie intake. I need to make sure I am eating enough clories and not too much fat. But I feel like I am making the effort so that alone makes me feel good. Last thing is it could be possible that I have gained muscle!! I have been lifting a bit and working on my legs. My clothes are starting to look better but the scale isn't. Just a bit frustrating but will never give up.


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JILLIAN191909 9/21/2009 2:59PM

    Thank you...My mom always ask me if I think I am retaining water. I have never had that problem before. Also...I have been trying to cut down on the amount of salt in my food. Unless I create a meal I will not use salt. I find myself having less tolerance for salt. I was thinking muscle mass but we will see...I am going to keep going and hopefully it will fall off. Another thing in rearg to it being that time of month...I haven't gotten one since I started BC in March...I was wondering if my BC plays a role in anything. I know it is common to gain weight when you use it and I have...But I wonder if it slows down a process that has to do with you loosing weight. I will stay strong. Thanks for the post.

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ZOMMBIE1 9/21/2009 1:26PM

    I totally understand the frustration! I do however encourage you to think about a few things:

Is it coming up to that time of the month? (I always seem to gain that week)

Are you retaining water? (eating salty foods)

Have you maybe gained some muscle mass?

There are many reasons for weight gain and it doesn't always have to be food related. I try and look at it over a few weeks.

Good luck!

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