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The "doctor's scale" and a new mini goal


Friday, August 12, 2011

Since I bought a new scale earlier this year I was a bit bummed that I'll never know how much I really have lost since my new scale was higher than my old one. While I totally understand that scales are calibrated differently, having just one scale would help with knowing total pounds lost - apples to apples.

It hit me this past Monday that I have a consistent scale - the doctor's style one in the locker room at work (we have a small gym). I used to use it all the time when I used the gym my first year on Spark. Today is my weigh-in day so I stopped in the locker room before I went to my desk.

I liked the number I saw - 158 (1.2 pounds less than my scale at home, no biggie) but what I liked even more - the short distance from the weight thing that I move and the left hand side of the scale. Only 8 more pounds until I can move the bottom weight to "100" and start all over again on the right side with the upper weight!! I remember when I moved it from "200" to "150" on the bottom one - that was exciting. When I would dry my hair I would look at it and how far I've moved the weights. - A good visual.

While I generally stay far away from "lose X pounds by X date" because it's a goal outside of my control - I'm going to focus on trying to lose 8 pounds by October (not sure when in Oct) because I will have to go to my doctor's for a physical and get my thyroid checked. It would be so cool for them to be able to move the bottom weight down! (although their scale is most likely calibrated differently).

- For the most part my eating is in check - but I'll try to make even better choices. (like I had a banana instead of the other half of a big muffin as a snack this morning).
- I continue to train for my next half - so cardio is good. I would like to get a cross training day in there, though.
- Strength - I never do this and I keep saying I need to. So now my goal is 2 times a week. I have to determine which two days and also a reward for this!

I think I may cancel my LA Fitness membership and use the (free) gym at work - it worked my first year and I can do strength and my cross X here! I do like the bikes at LA Fitness better, though - although it's been months since I've gone.

So that's my small goal. Well, it's kind of a big one because it's basically a pound a week that hasn't happened in A LONG time! The added focus will be good for me and will help with Nov & Dec - those holiday months that I tend to get hectic.



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MERESGED 5/26/2012 2:47PM

    I love that feeling!!!! I actually cried when I went from the '200' on the 'big numbers' down to the '180' mark at the gym. It was amazing!

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JIBBIE49 9/16/2011 7:34PM

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SWITALAINC 9/16/2011 2:18PM

    What a great post. Makes me want to start running.

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HAPPYCUPCAKE 9/6/2011 10:26AM

    Great job! =) emoticon

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BGSTELLA 8/16/2011 11:23AM

    you gave me motivation today to start running -- thanks

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SHAR140 8/15/2011 3:29PM

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KGLOVER71 8/13/2011 9:49PM

    Girl, you are such a great example to me. I've had a really tough couple of weeks with my grandma passing away, my friend being shot down in Afghanistan and my daughter leaving for a year. I know it's going to show on the scales. It's so nice to log back into sparkpeople and see your positive, shining example of steady, smart, realistic progress. I love it. Thanks! I'm ready to face the scales and hit the reset button. I'll start wherever I happen to be. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WOMANCHEF 8/13/2011 8:28AM

    emoticon emoticon Keep up the good work - you are really progressing!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 8/13/2011 8:06AM

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CARILOUIE 8/12/2011 8:45PM

    I cannot WAIT to move that lower bar to the 100 mark FOREVER. I flirted with it in the spring, but it moved back up to 150. UGH

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IONA72 8/12/2011 4:24PM

    Doing great Britt. My gym membership has just expired and I'm not too sure yet how I feel about that. There is plenty I can do without it but I do like those machines!
Have a great (active) weekend!

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JOHNWBROCKSR777 8/12/2011 1:32PM

    Way to goooooo!

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MICHELLETHOMASY 8/12/2011 12:52PM

  That is Awesome!!! You inspire me! Thank you!!!

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JONEIL513 8/12/2011 12:46PM

    You're doing awesome! It will be a great feeling when you can move the scale down to 100!

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WONDEROONA 8/12/2011 11:27AM

    Keep up the positive attitude!! You're doing great!!

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CAROLANN27 8/12/2011 11:23AM

    You are doing so well! I love reading about your progress!

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