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It's getting scary

Sunday, March 06, 2011

So, Monday is the day.

Monday is the first time I'll have weighed myself since starting the program. One whole week of eating healthy (not starving, just healthy,) being active, and trying to keep my focus. I would be lying if I didn't say I'm completely petrified of what the scale is going to say. Honestly, I've had a sort of 'off' weekend. I didn't eat as well yesterday or today as I would have liked (I think the fried chicken may have been my downfall...), but I've stayed active. I have done more in the last week with a purpose than I have in a while.

I'm just so scared that if I step on the scale tomorrow I'll feel nothing but disappointment. I don't feel lighter. I don't have clothing that feels any looser. The only thing that feels different is a bit more of a punch of energy.

I'm not discouraged by any means; but, not seeing the scale move at all could certainly be a big hit.

I think I might skip it.

I'm such a wimp.
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BAM-MA 3/7/2011 5:03PM

    WOO HOO!!
It looks like you did weigh in... do I see a 3.5 lb loss there ? Don't be afraid of a weekly weigh in when you first start. Early on is when the scale is your friend. Especially the first 2-3 weeks. If you are following your "program" and hitting your workout and nutritional goals (are you tracking your intake?) the scale will show progress. If you are missing your goals, the scale will tell you to get with it.

It is after you really start to hit your stride with working out, water, and nutrition, that the scale will show less progress. You will start to build muscle. I keep expecting to hit that point, but as of yet, the scale is still my friend.

Keep with it, you are doing great!

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HOTPINKACTION 3/6/2011 10:47PM

    It totally is NOT fun to get on the 1st time after a LONG time of weighing yrself in BUT after you continue to the use the tools on this site you'll become SO MUCH MORE motivated to keep up the good work as the scale starts to tick down.

Do NOT weigh yrself every day - I did that & was almost in tears one day until I learned that weekly weigh ins are LESS stressful!

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KAZINMICH 3/6/2011 10:41PM

    Try not to worry too much about the scale. Do it, get it done with and move forward. Think of the progress you have made, and keep making good choices!!!

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GOOFIERNU 3/6/2011 8:33PM

    Do it, track it, let it go.
Like TBID227 said, remember the 80% rule. One piece of fried chicken won't do you in. If you feel you ate too much, do ACAGIA_24's suggestion and do some loving movement to counter it.

And I like how CHUBBY_MOM put it- It's NOT always about the numbers. Focus on health, how you you feel and making healthy choices. You can do this!

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TBID227 3/6/2011 6:23PM

    It's just a number. Says the girl who has not weighed! I just take my measurements. BUT, don't forget the 80% rule, even healthy people let themselves eat fried chicken once in a while! And again, the scale is just one number, albeit, an important one to most of us, but it is just part of the picture. If you have been eating healthy in general, getting in your nutrients to fuel your body, being more active, etc, than you are taking steps toward a much healthier you! No one ever gained weight with one or two meals, it is only gained with a lifestyle of eating unhealthy, not the occasional meal! So, hang in there, don't worry, it will all be fine!

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WYO_CASEY 3/6/2011 4:34PM

    Don't skip it!!! If you skip it, you'll be double stressed next week! I weigh myself every day* and even if I know I didn't follow my meal plans or exercise plans, I weigh myself. It hold you accountable for what you have done and gives you another week to correct yourself! BTW...today isn't overwith. Jump back on that horse! Go for a walk, do some situps/pushups, turn on a good CD and dance!


*I know I know...you're not supposed to do that, but it honestly keeps my focus on weight loss otherwise I somehow convince myself I can let loose for several days and be able to catch up on the others. WRONG

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WYO_CASEY 3/6/2011 4:33PM

    Don't skip it!!! If you skip it, you'll be double stressed next week! I weigh myself every day* and even if I know I didn't follow my meal plans or exercise plans, I weigh myself. It hold you accountable for what you have done and gives you another week to correct yourself! BTW...today isn't overwith. Jump back on that horse! Go for a walk, do some situps/pushups, turn on a good CD and dance!


*I know I know...you're not supposed to do that, but it honestly keeps my focus on weight loss otherwise I somehow convince myself I can let loose for several days and be able to catch up on the others. WRONG

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CHUBBY_MOM 3/6/2011 3:06PM

    You have to remember it isn't always about the numbers on scale. It is more about the feeling healthy and making the right choices. I'm sure if you have been active though that there will be a smaller number on that scale! emoticon

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