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Huh, what does that scale say?!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

So today is weigh in day. I way myself every Wednesdays and it's been very hard to not try and weigh myself throughout the week. But I did it! I not once stepped on the scale just to take a peek, I was quit e proud of myself. I was also getting very excited for weigh in day, hoping for big results because I have been very religious with my cardio and strength training as well as keeping my calories at 1200.

So here I am waking up getting super anxious to step on the scale. I head into my bathroom, shed my clothes, because I can't have ANY extra weight on me lol and step on that mighty scale thinking today is going to be good, then I see the number and it came up quick too, quicker than normal. 187.2 was the number I saw. I didn't believe it so I got off and tried again thinking the darn digital scale gets a bit wonky sometimes. Nope 187.2

I just wanted to cry, yes it is one pound down but why only one?! I've been doing great being very disciplined. I know I am building muscle right now and that's probably it b/c I feel great and clothes are getting loose on me, but honestly I would rather the scale go down first. I'm a little bummed but still determined! Not going to let this ruin me.

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NATURALLYJJ 6/15/2011 11:20AM

    emoticon You were expecting more, doing so good and then the scale didn't reflect what you know. So don't let the fact that it was ONLY one pound, which is a loss and is awesome, undo all that you have worked so hard for. Wait for it and it will show up.

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BUTTONS973 6/15/2011 9:39AM

    I weigh in on Wednesdays too and when i stepped on the scale this morning, i did the exact same thing you did. I got off the scale and re-weighed myself because I didn't believe what i was seeing. But to my surprise, the second reading said the same thing---down only one pound from last week. I'm like you too, i eat between 1100-1200 cals a day and exercise four to five times a week, burning off 500+ cals with each exercise.

So why did that scale read one pound less? Well, it is because I have been strength training as well. When we do that, we build muscles and muscles is heavier than fat. So don't fret my fellow sparkler on what that scale said, just continue to do what you are doing, keep building those muscles, and watch that scale suddenly go down lower than you would expect it to in the future. As long as you are tighten up and losing those inches, that's all that matters.

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HVSOAP 6/15/2011 9:11AM

    Don't worry about the scale - it's all just gravity anyway and sometimes I really believe Mother Earth just likes to pull us a little closer so it seems like we weigh more. Look at how your clothes fit and take note of your positive "can-do" attitude.

One pound is a pound gone - never to return! Best of luck to you.

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MIMIDOT 6/15/2011 9:04AM

    There are other ways to tell if you are succeeding, like your clothes being looser. One pound a week is great. About what they suggest. Keep up the good work and celebrate every loss, even one pound.

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HEATHERDIAN 6/15/2011 9:00AM

    Keep your head up. One pound is still one pound. And just think of all that lean muscle your going to have. emoticon

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LEIGHANDREA 6/15/2011 9:00AM

    I completely understand how you feel. And although I read article after article, blog after blog about not using the scale as a form of measurement... I still want to see the difference there. And I know every article, every blog is right it can't be the end all and be all of judging our health and fitness levels. So just like you I shake it off and keep moving forward! And one pound is progress! Congratulations and Way to do it! Pounds are like pennies, everyone counts!

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ALIBEE522 6/15/2011 9:00AM

    I feel the same way. I always look to the scale to tell me if I am doing well or not. ( and based on what it says will pretty much determine how I feel for the rest of the day). That said, try not to focus on the number. (which is impossible for me too) but think about how you feel stronger, and the fact that your clothes are looser. Those are the real factors that you and others will notice. 1 pound is a healthy amount to lose for one week. You are doing awesome. Keep it up.

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NUTRON3 6/15/2011 9:00AM

    Have a great day!

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Goal weight change.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

After much debate over my goal weight, I have decided to change it from 140 to 155 lbs. I was talking with my husband about it and I was just afraid that 140 is not a realistic goal weight for me yet. I have never been 140. At 14 and 15 I weighed 155 and that was actually a healthy weight for me. Everyone thought that I may have been losing too much weight. With my build I don't think I can be healthy at 140. I'm going to work to 155 and see how it goes from there. If I don't look too skinny or unhealthy than I will shoot for 155-140.

I feel like I am letting myself down with changing my goal weight, but I just want to be realistic and healthy.

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1234MICH1 11/5/2009 2:49PM

    I am struggling with the same decision :) YOu are not alone

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EVESRUN 9/26/2009 2:28PM

    You can always change it like you said and continue if you think it's realistic. You're doing great and it's smart that you have adjusted to what you think is a realistic goal. emoticon

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DANITX 9/25/2009 10:21AM

    See how you feel once you hit 155, you have the discipline and heart to achieve whatever goal you want. If you want to try 140 go for it and see, if all else fails you can sensibly go back to 155 and maintain.

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BABYRN73 9/25/2009 3:20AM

    good plan...i was just thinking about this for myself today as well. the last time i was at 143 i struggled very, very hard to be there. it just wasn't natural for me, and i had to practically starve myself to keep from gaining. i was at 17% body fat, moody, my hair thinned out and all i could think about was when i could eat next. just not healthy! so i upped my goal weight as well, and do not plan on going lower than 150, and i'd be happy with 155. :) best wishes to you!

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TEAM-SARAH 9/24/2009 11:12PM

    Definitely just get to 155 and see how you feel about it. My goal weight may not be my ULTIMATE goal. I just... don't want to set it too low and feel like I have to achieve some unrealistic standard for myself that may not be healthy. I think this is a smart decision.

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LOVEFIT30 9/24/2009 10:27PM

    Keep it real darlin. Don't let yourself get down by changing your goal weight. It's not unrealistic. Keep your head high and do what you need to do.

Wish you the best



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Sunny Gals~Falling into Winter Challenge!

Friday, September 18, 2009

So I have joined a challenge through the DONE girls. I am SUPER excited about it! I can't wait to get deeper into, it's already proving to be a good time!

My goals in the end of this are
~Lose 28lbs-this will put me in the much anticipated ONEderland!!!
~Make new friends
~Have a higher self esteem and confidence about me
~Stay motivated!
~To make sure I had a great time!

I hope at the end of 13 weeks I won't be the same person that I am today and I think these girls can kick butt so they can whip me into better shape haha.

Go Sunny Gals!!!

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YAMPYPIE 9/19/2009 11:54PM

    Good luck, lady! I can't wait until the day I see Onederland as well! ;)

Sunny Gals rock!

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FITTGRRL 9/19/2009 2:07PM

    The next 13 weeks are going to be awesome! : )
28lbs? You can do it!!!
Let's kick week #1 in the butt! WoooHooo! : )
Gooooooo Sunny Gals!!!

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I hate the rain!

Monday, September 14, 2009

I was only able to get a short walk in today and no running which makes me very bummed. I really look forward to running now. I was considering running in the rain but then there was thunder and I won't consider that. I have been doing extra stuff in the house to get some kind of exercise in. Hopefully tomorrow will be better!

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CHRISTINA716 9/17/2009 7:20PM

    It does suck when the rain stops you from doing what you want. It's great to hear you are a runner we have a few of those on the Sunny Gals! I'am not one yet! lol I ave been trying though!

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Back to Basics!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

So I have lost a little over 5lbs since restarting my low-carb diet a little over 2 weeks ago. It's funny I told my husband that the diet wasn't working for me so I started to write everything that I put in my mouth down, and after 3 weeks switch my diet. Well in proving him wrong I have proved myself wrong lol. Sure sucks for my pride so to speak but great for my health/weight. I didn't get into an exercise routine until yesterday I decided i'm going back to basics. Walking has always been an important key factor in my journey through weight loss each time I have tried to lose weight. Each time I chose walking as my exercise it has worked for me. I'm doing something simple for now walking 2 miles any day I have time. I don't want to set a certain day for walking because I don't want to get myself down if I don't get to do it one day. This is not to say the workout DVD's don't work b/c I know they do. So that's my revelation haha. emoticon

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LADY_DONKEY 7/12/2009 10:39AM

    Yep, I hear ya. I need to get back to basics too. The longer I do this, the more I learn that it's more about diet and less about exercise.

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