Week 7- Hmm...

Saturday, September 20, 2008

So this week, although I weighed in as a pound less this morning than last Friday, I don't believe I lost any weight. I'm only entering it in so as to push myself next week and keep it off if that makes sense. Why am I so skeptical? Well for one, I weigh myself every day (I know I shouldn't) and my scale is very moody, so I probably didnt ACTUALLY lose a pound. Also, this week I ate extremely poorly. It was my TOM so I won't be that upset at myself unless i continue to eat like this. I don't think I gained any weight, so I'm fine with it since I lost two inches on my thighs as I mentioned in the last post. See you right here next Saturday!

Goal for this week: Not weigh myself until next Saturday.

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    Congratulations on your success! I'm sure you believe it when the scale goes up. Don't dismiss your success so quickly! You deserve to be happy about a change in the right direction, even if you can't fully explain it. The loss in inches is more reliable than the scale anyway.

    Your scale may be temperamental or it may be your body that is changing day to day.

    It's really normal for your weight to fluctuate up and down each day based on your monthly cycle, how much sodium you've been eating, whether or not you have been drinking plenty of water, whether you are building muscle and the time of day that you weigh yourself. If you are dehydrated, your body will hold on to extra water weight. If you are challenging your muscles with your exercise routine, you can actually get slimmer and gain weight at the same time! The scale isn't always a good indicator of progress.

    Sometimes, even though I am staying in my calorie range, I gain two pounds or more! Once I lost something like three lbs. in one day. Crazy!

    Weight doesn't usually come off at a steady pace. It happens in little spurts. Sometimes it seems like you're never going to lose anything, and then suddenly one day the weight is gone.

    The thing is that over time the scale is gradually going down. If you look back to a month ago, and two months ago, it is easy to see the downward trend.

    I'll be cheering you on!!!

    3431 days ago
    Goal for this week: Buy a new scale? One you can believe?

    But I am happy for you and will celebrate with you the one pound and 2 inches! That is awesome!

    3441 days ago
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