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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

I want to give a shout-out to all of those who responded yesterday to my blog regarding scale challenges. In fact, throughout my entire 6 months on SP, the people here have been an amazing support system. I just wanted to let you know that you're all appreciated. Here's to our continued success and have a fun day!

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S_HANSEN 8/4/2009 3:59PM

    Jessie here is to you as well... we are all apart of a team trying to help each other through our toughest challenges. Keep up the great team work and you dedication to being successful.

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RICH530 8/4/2009 3:06PM

    That is what a team is all about!! We are all here for each other!! I'm sure you are a great sorce of support to many other people!!! Keep up the great work!!
emoticon Lee

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Excitement Extinguished - Going to Throw This Dang Scale Away

Monday, August 03, 2009

Honestly, I think the biggest favor I can do for myself is to get rid of this scale. I've written about this good one I got in February, but it can't seem to weigh accurately. You can step on it 8 times and get 5 different numbers. Which is what happened yesterday. I've borrowed a friend's for the past few days to see if I can verify my own scale's numbers,and he swears it is accurate. Well, I nearly fell over with excitement yesterday as it showed the same number the first 3 times I stepped on it. That number indicated that I'd lost 4 lbs last week. Now, that would be a minor miracle, for sure. But I was knocked off of Cloud 9 when I continued to step on it and get different numbers. Today is the official weigh-in day and it's disappointing. Despite feeling lighter, I'm showing no loss. Go figure! It's time to stick to weekly weigh-ins and maybe just throw these dang scales away! (smiling) I've given this scale too much power over my happiness.

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GRAYGRANNY 8/4/2009 2:47PM

    There is a conspiricy against us people who put their trust in scales. (Hey if the politicians can say it, why not us too) emoticon

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I-8-2-MUCH 8/3/2009 10:16PM

    Yeah, these darn scales can really mess with your head & your sanity! I finally checked my Wii Fit against my doctors scale 3 times so far, I'm lucky it's right on the mark so I trust it. The digital scale in my bathroom is crazy, rarely shows the same weight twice & can range a 6 lbs difference - nuts! As long as I know I did my best to stick to my diet, thats what matters most to me.

Comment edited on: 8/3/2009 10:17:38 PM

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DARLENEK04 8/3/2009 6:51PM

  I got weighed at the dr then went and got on my scale at home
and there was exactly 6 pounds of difference. So from now on
I am going to trust the dr. scale.

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PAUSE1 8/3/2009 11:33AM

    I agree the scale can get to you. I still weigh everyday. Just to keep me on track of my progress. I have a digital scale, and it seems to be a few pounds off from the doctors, but he takes My Scales weight. When I gain though I don't weigh so I don't get bummed about it for a few days or sometimes a week. I just can't help myself from weighing. I try to wait until the end of the week, just can't resist! lol! Good luck everyone! emoticon

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BUGLET- 8/3/2009 11:26AM

    The old time scales of the 70's were very accurate but where to find one? My scale is really pretty accurate and no matter how many times I step on it, it remains the same. (not always a good thing) I weigh daily and then things don't get out of hand and give me a big surprise gain. It gives me tighter control but you need one that doesn't float.. emoticon emoticonThis is the kind that works well..

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JERSEYGIRL1950 8/3/2009 11:20AM

    Oh girl I am with ya I just blogged about the new one I got and it's a 6 pound difference and not in my favor &%^$$^^(*&&&**^%%$3 yea you know what that says... LOL

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JAZZYJUDE 8/3/2009 11:12AM

    Boy am I GLAD someone posted about this! I thought it was me!?!?! I did the same as you, weighed 4-5 times and each time was a different reading and it was up or down in numbers! It IS frustrating and it's going to stop because I am stressing over it. I've been hovering between 199 and 200 and it's getting to me to the point of me wanting to throw this dadgum scale out the window - literally!

So, I've a couple of weeks on the 2 challenge teams and, for me, I am not going to weigh in weekly. For some reason, this time around I am focusing 'weigh' too much on the numbers on the scale vs. to the inches loss...and that is what I WAS doing previously. Why did I stop?!?!? DUH...wake up Jude!!

It's a good blog for pep talking! Keep the focus and we all will do better next time around!
emoticon Jazzy!!

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DAISYDUKES2010 8/3/2009 10:48AM

    Make sure you set the scale on a flat even surface (no carpeting) you might even want to check the floor with a level... that will make a huge difference if the floor isnt smooth and level... (true)
Other than that I agree with everyone else...don't let the scale control you, try only stepping on it once, and as hard as it soulds if you are doing everything right try using it once a month... thats what newbonny, countrybumkin65 and I are doing...check the "dumping thread"
You can do this :)

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ZUZUBEE 8/3/2009 10:22AM

    Oh, I feel your frustration - I had the same experience this week. But if you are feeling lighter, I say go with that! I'm thinking I'll start using the scale at the gym - the doctor-office type - and accept that I may have a new number to start with, but at least it may be more accurate.

Keep up the good work - If you're faithfully exercising and eating properly, I WILL happen....sometime : ) .

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DDHEART 8/3/2009 10:14AM

    OOOOOPS! First thing you have to do is stop doing multiple steps on the scale (I say this being guilty of this myself so not being critical) this is such a mental downer it is just not productive..... I try to only step on the scale once a day and even try not to step on it sometimes to limit the power it has over my psyche....personally I have found that trying on a pair of slacks (my bottom is my biggest...LOL problem) that are too tight to go public and watching the improved fit is much more affirming and really, the fit improves when the scale doesn't budge so this is a much better measure for me. I have made it into one pair and very close to the next size down which has me feeling great....if I counted on the scale I would be depressed right now since my weight is actually up 2 pounds this week. emoticon

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NEWBONNY 8/3/2009 10:12AM

    I've also given the scale "weigh" too much power. Make sure your measureing your success in other "weighs". (sorry : ) ) The fit of your clothes, body measurements, how you feel. I've taken to weighing once every two weeks and this month I'm doing just once a month. A little piece of electronic equipment should not hold so much power over us.

Great job on the weight lost so far. Keep up the great work. You can do it!!!

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FLORIDASUN 8/3/2009 10:07AM

    I HEAR you...same thing with my scale a weight watcher's digital that cost a pretty the way..

who would question the newest rage..DIGITAL?? with fractions of lbs listed for the extremely serious...

guess what...different # every time you step on it. Two POUND different numbers..what is up with that?

So pulled my ole' tried and true out of the closet..glad I saved it. It does fluctuate a little all got so frustrating I took to being frustrated only 1 time a week (Friday a.m.) after exercise just for good measure!

I step on 1 time and take it at it's word..but I really trust my good ole levi's more..they NEVER lie to me :) emoticon

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STARSHINE123 8/3/2009 10:01AM

    My scale does the same things! I don't know whether to take the first reading or the fifth! How frustrating! Maybe we need a non-digital scale- where the needle points is it!

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Less Blubber to Pinch Now

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Every so often I do the blubber pinch test on myself. Not only do I get a realistic assessment of how much is left, but I feel that doing this might make the remaining jelly-like substance get a head start in disappearing. In other words, it makes me feel that I am somehow dislodging this disgusting stuff so that it'll disappear easier and faster. (smiling) Just one of the games I play as my body slowly kicks these lbs to the curb. Slowly, ever so slowly. Okay, I'll be patient. (Sometimes I accompany the blubber pinching with a funny chant - FAT GO AWAY, FAT GO AWAY. Yes, I am nuts.)

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BABYFACE26 8/6/2009 12:26PM

    You're funny! I have too much flab to pinch, unfortunately. More like a huge handful. Sigh. But for many years of my life, i just pretended it wasn't there, so at least I'm more aware of reality now! emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 8/3/2009 5:33AM

    i love your attitude. that is so cute and i bet it does help. have a nice week emoticon

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KAYLSLYNN 8/2/2009 11:30PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS KAY

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    Aren't we all just a bit nuts? We all have the silly little things we do to cope with the waiting while our body catches up to our new mindset!

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RICH530 8/2/2009 7:33AM

    I love it!!! Adding that sense of humor sure has to be a help!!! Staying positive is a great thing and you definitely are!! Good luck in your future "pinching"!!!!!
emoticon Lee

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This Past Week Has Been Off the Charts But Healthy Eating Has Saved Me

Saturday, August 01, 2009

I've written previously about my cousin, who is like a sister to me, and dealing with her terminal illness. This week was hospitalization and each day brought worse news than the last. To add to my sadness, grief and stress, I am helplessly 3,000 miles away and unable to go there at this point. (Doing a lot from a distance to line up services to help her on a daily basis.) I can honestly see the difference in how my body and mind have reacted to this extreme situation on such a healthier level since eating better. No sugar highs and lows to add to depression. No bloatedness from junk food to make me feel even more miserable. There was a feeling of steady healthiness that made me feel secure in my ability to cope. Hard to explain, but definitely a much better experience than eating myself into oblivion. If we take care of our body, it will return the favor. Thank you, body! (smiling)

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LETSSTAMP5 8/1/2009 10:41AM

  It could not have been said any better!!


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RICH530 8/1/2009 10:34AM

    So glad to hear you are feeling so good!!! You are right, our health affects all others aspects of our life!! I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers!!
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    You are going through a really tough time right now. Making the right food choices is a great success. I will keep you and your cousin in my prayers.


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ARTHURTOM 8/1/2009 1:15AM

    As your physical health goes your I've been told.

There is something to be said about having proper nutrition day in and day out as you are finding out. It not only helps to build a strong body, but also a strong mind.

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Plateau Gone, Scale Bummer, and Miscellaneous

Friday, July 31, 2009

I am sooooooooooooooooo thrilled that that forever plateau seems to have left town. My body just didn't want to give up any more weight for the longest time. But I think that my Monday weigh-in day (I really try not to do daily, but I think I'm down 2 lbs.) will be a wonderful surprise. However, I've written about my scale woes before. I got a new one in Feb and it's a good one. But even though I've changed the battery, I get a different weight each time. So, I weigh about 10 times and take the most frequent number. I'm borrowing my friend's for the next few days. Tried to figure out my new pedometer, and wow, you almost have to be a rocket scientist. (smiling) Or, is it that I am so not a technical person? Have a good day, wonderful sparkfriends.

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S_HANSEN 7/31/2009 8:20PM

    I hope you are right about your weight loss! You deserve to have a loss, but whatever happens you are on the right path. You are working out and eating healthy food, so some day everything is all going to catch up and you will be reporting a mega loss. I can feel it.

Have a great, wonderful, happy, and successful weekend.

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MALI*DREAMS* 7/31/2009 6:37AM

    im glad your breaking through so have i and nothing feels better then 2 know that your looseing again if you ever need to chat im here

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ARTHURTOM 7/31/2009 5:51AM

    Scales in the home are notoriously inaccurate. It is for that reason that I do not have a scale at home. I weigh at the gym on the digital doctors scale there. I get the same result should I step on it twice in a row.

I know that going to a gym or purchasing one of those may be cost prohibitive, but you shouldn't let the scale rule your emotions regarding your plan...even if it is accurate!

Patience grasshopper...stick with your plan and even those inaccurate numbers will be less.

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