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I gained, but I loss!

Monday, December 20, 2010

The title can seem a bit confusing, so I have to explain. I was totally addicted to the scale, weighing my self everyday if not more than once. I was a cardio FREAK. Trying to get me to do strength....NO WAY emoticon

Even though I was losing the weight, I was very unhappy about my body(we are our worse critics). My SparkFriend NANCYANNE55 gave me some very good advice. The 1st thing she said was to ditch the scale....huh emoticon I can't hear you, say that again. Even though it took a lot out of me, I obliged.

So for the past two weeks, I have not stepped on the scale until today. It was so tempting to! I added more strength and HIIT training to my routine.

I was so ecstatic weeks ago that I was finally back in the 140s. Stepping on the scale this morning and seeing that I was back into the 150s did discourage me at first. Then a emoticon went off, "Destini, check your measurements!" Sure enough I lost 4.5inches. emoticon

Guess what that means.....I AM GAINING MUSCLE....YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon.

Bye bye emoticon, you are no longer the dictator in this relationship!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NANCYANNE55 12/21/2010 3:56PM

    So glad I could help! The scale is just one way of measuring your weight loss success, and it tells almost NOTHING about fat loss. I think measurements, how clothes fit, and most importantly, how you look in the mirror, are all much better indications of fat loss than what the scale says.

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MINENA1 12/21/2010 11:26AM

    Congrats!!! We're opposites, I love ST & I hate cardio. LOL! You're doing awesome!!! I'm so glad you took your measurements. You're rockin it girl!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FITBUG78 12/21/2010 11:15AM

    Congratulations! Ridding yourself of the scale is such a great feeling! Weight is not as important as inches lost...sure we all LOVE to see the numbers go down on the scale, but it's not a good indicator of body fat lost. Bet your clothes are feeling a little bit looser...way to go!!!!!!

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UHYEAHABOUTTHAT 12/21/2010 10:42AM

    I should get rid of mine, too! But I won't...I don't get tooooo hung up over it, because I do my measurements and they paint a different picture for me than the scale does. (usually in my favor!)
Good job!! 4.5 inches is AWESOME!!!!

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GIANTMICROBE 12/21/2010 8:23AM

    Good for you! I don't even own a scale. I refuse to let that inaccurate machine dictate how I feel about myself.

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FRANCHYS 12/21/2010 12:23AM

    Good for you! keep up the good work!

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