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SCREW the Scale!!!! I would have quit a long time ago if I listened to it! (pic)

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Saturday, January 07, 2012

Hi spark

i just commented on a blog with this topic

I think it's timely....since you are all starting. restarting, recommitting

working your TUSH off and the SCALE is being a !@#@R% as usual!

I want to share my story

If I listened to the SCALE I would have quit at WK 2!!!!!!

I started at 180 in Aug '10 at size busting out of 12/14....height 5'4

Me bef in july 180 vs present me 170

I started SP........lost 10 lbs in a wk!!!!!!
that is normal for me ;p
when i change my habits
tracking, clean eating, at least 30 mins fitness a day

WOOOHOOO.......170...SP is a wk!!!!

I found running

170......for 1.5 month! WHAT?????????????
thank goodness for SP

you guys tell me to keep at it....
Only thing to keep me going is my progress pic

my first PLATEAU at 170

then by weird miracle the scale moved again
by then I got my first 5k under my belt

Wooohooooo 160!!!!!!!!

Uh....160 for 6 months lol

my second Plateau at 160 (4 months pics)

by this time i ran 2 half marathon!!! 2!!!!!

I was so upset I made these pics

7 month of running .....170 to 160 (last pic is on my HM day)

getting to size 2 at 160 (I can't find the size 2 pic.....)

My 0 to HM pic (170 vs 156)

My IDEAL 1, my inspirational body, and me then at 160

Ok........que....CRASH and BURN
SP obsessed
Duel exercise (run in the am, 90x in the pm)......i wanted the F--ing scale to move!
Depression....i wasn't happy with goal

So I gained 20lb in my haze and downward spiral of 2 month

a small faint sp-friends voice brought me back in aug'11

And I am back with full force!!!!

today I stand at 173-5!!! a total loss of 5 lbs!!!

but here is what it look like

day 1 tank pic, vs me last month

me at peak 156 vs me last month 173 lol

here is my little black dress...that I had to buy at 156...and it fit yesterday at 173

so I say

SCREW the !#@$#@%#$%% scale

keep keeping at it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KNITTINGNAN 2/8/2012 11:43PM

  Thank you so much for so honestly sharing your journey.

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SAGE150 1/30/2012 6:08AM

    Wow. Thanks for posting your blog. It makes me feel better about my up and down journey and about gaining weight sometimes when I appear to be physically actually looking skinnier.


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CANDERSEN0 1/26/2012 2:32PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Awesome blog! I am now inspired to go buy a camera and start taking pics to track my visual progress. The scale may not be moving like I want it to but the tape measure is! emoticon This was exactly what I needed to see today! Good for you for sticking to it!

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ANGELA12372 1/26/2012 1:52PM

    Wow, what an inspiration!! I completely understand about the scale!!! I've been at it since Jan 6, 2012, almost 3 weeks and I have only lost 1 lb. I'm like really??? I feel like I have lost more than that, but not according to the "DREADED SCALE"!!! I'm ready to give up, like this is all for NOT!!! But after reading your blog, it's given me a new outlook!!! I want to say emoticon TOTALPACKAGE12 for leading me here. I now know I can't give up!!! And APirlrain88 you are amazing, emoticon for the visual and sharing your story!!! emoticon

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NATHELESS 1/26/2012 10:06AM

    Wonderful illustration of the way the scale doesn't tell the whole story by a long shot!

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SM-ARTGIRL 1/25/2012 9:38PM

    Screw the scale!
Wow! You continue to amaze me!
What a great visual record and proof that consistency and effort transform us!
You RAWK!!

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C4CHRISTINE 1/24/2012 9:18PM to take pictures!! :D

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AMANDALEE1107 1/24/2012 9:13AM

    WOW! thank you for this! The scale REALLY does lie!!!!

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JULIETTECAKE 1/22/2012 1:24PM

    I just found this blog today. I am at week 2 of my journey and have been battling with the scale. Your pictures are wonderful and you are beautiful. Such a neat way to keep track of your progress.

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HEBALATTE 1/21/2012 3:51PM

  You have been in the back of my mind since the first day I read your blog sometime last year. Whenever I want to pick up and scale and throw it in a wood chipper-I remember you-and it reminds me that I am NOT the number on my scale! I am healthier, happier and on my way to a entirely new me!! Thank you for such an amazing story and for your inspiration!!

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SHAWNEDA 1/19/2012 11:12PM

    Remember muscle is more condense than fat. A pound of fat weighs the same as a pound of muscle but it is SHAPED totally different. So glad you're still in the fire fight!

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LWADE1963 1/18/2012 11:04AM

    you are a true inspiration. please let me in the watch me shrink challenge. i was in it before under a different name. the team is very encouraging.

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FRENCHIFAL 1/17/2012 2:09PM


It's all that muscle mass you have...and heh, muscular is much better to be than anorexically skinny! You look AMAZING!!

SCREW the !#@$#@%#$%% scale!!

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MISSMITSY 1/16/2012 6:21AM

    Love it, you're so right!

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RUSTBUCKET1 1/16/2012 1:06AM

    Love this. I think it is great!

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BUTTERFLYWINGZ 1/16/2012 12:23AM

    I remember your story from last year. I need to re-read your blogs - you are very inspirational!

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SONYALATRECE 1/15/2012 7:59PM

    Remember that muscle weighs more than fat.
Sounds awkward, but so true.

I rely mostly on measurements and clothes fittings.

Best wishes!

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4MRSDAND123 1/15/2012 7:39PM

    Amen! You are doing great!

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MIPALADY23 1/15/2012 7:25PM

    Exactly how it is with me...size and inches and clothes because the scale sucks!

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MARYHENNIG 1/14/2012 1:05AM

  Thanks, I really needed that!!!

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MIAMIA7 1/13/2012 8:25PM

    Great, great blog! It is so hard to rap our minds around thinking "it's about feeling healthy" not lower the number on the scale.
Thanks for sharing!

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BRITTHORT9 1/13/2012 11:31AM

  Thanks for sharing!!!!

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QUERIDAANA 1/12/2012 4:55PM

    That's just what I needed to know. Thanks for posting, especially the documenting pics and dates. What a journey you have accomplished! Anne and Bobby shared your blog post in our livemind class, and we were all blown away. You are awesome!

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    i have to agree with you since I have the same problem

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CLWALKER2 1/12/2012 3:51PM

  Great inspiration!!! emoticon

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PARTYFOUL265 1/12/2012 1:29PM

  I am blown away by your article and story. It is great to see. It gives me a kick in the but because I live for the numbers on the scale! I havent really put much effort into exercising but after seeing your results and we are the same height, maybe it could work for me to!? This article made me so happy and gave me refresher on why I am here :) So thank again for sharing your journey!

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HAWTLIKEME 1/12/2012 11:03AM

    Thank you so much for sharing this blog and your pics. It is so encouraging and so true. I mean really, the whole reason that we (sometimes randomly) select a goal weight is because of the size and shape that we want to be. THAT is still the ultimate goal despite what number the scale says and your pics truly reflect that! I have no idea what weight I need to be but I sure can tell you what I'd like to look like!! You're an inspiration. Thanks again.

Oh, I forgot that I wanted to ask: were you also doing lots of core strength training or were your awesome abs the result of running alone?

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AREKAY18 1/12/2012 10:04AM

    I enjoyed reading this! Keep it up & screw the scale! Cheers!

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MOONSTORMER 1/11/2012 11:38PM

    love this! i never listen to the scale- so great to see these photos!! well done!!

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DAISY-HIBANA 1/11/2012 11:37PM

    Keep singing that song until the whole world hears its truth. The scale is merely a tool, not a cudgel to beat ourselves with! If that flat little thing gives you pain, kick it out. Buy yourself a cool piece of clothing and see how much better it fits each week....until it falls right off an increasingly slender body.

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JSTHIESS 1/11/2012 10:44PM

    THANKS so much for your blog! I marched myself right out the door and bought a tape measure to start measuring myself:)

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PIXIEMOMMY18 1/11/2012 9:46PM

    Thank you so much for sharing! The proof is in the pictures

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CHRISSEY32 1/11/2012 7:17PM

    This was wonderful to read, I have been working out and my scale has shown I lost 3 lbs but my clothes and my pictures are different this has been making me upset but reading this it is great for me and making me feel much better about myself and I'm no giving up!!! Thank you and you look awesome !!!! emoticon

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LOVINGMYSELF101 1/11/2012 6:43PM


((hugs)) -Rose

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PHOENIX43 1/11/2012 5:22PM

    LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS BLOG!!! I have been working out like it's my job since March and only lost 15 lbs.
I haven't lost weight but I've gained soooo much more. I'm stronger, leaner, have more endurance, stamina, confidence, energy, optimism, self control, self worth, hope, and so many more things that the scale can't measure.
You look amazing - thank you so much for sharing your journey!

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TFUNKSGIRL 1/11/2012 4:14PM

    Thank you for the inspiration emoticon

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GAMELISSA 1/11/2012 3:31PM

  Wow! I really needed that. I am inspired to go home and start taking some pictures. I hope mine look as amazing as yours in one year! Thank you for sharing!

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KAYLALEIGHB 1/11/2012 2:58PM

    Totally Inspiring!!! :D Screw the Scale!

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TIFFANIE150 1/11/2012 2:56PM

    I really needed that - thank you!!!

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SAMBIDEXTROUS 1/11/2012 2:42PM

    This is so true!


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LILY_SPARK 1/11/2012 2:35PM

    This is what I'm ALWAYS going on about! See before / after photos on my sparkpage ("official" pics -- I've lost some ground but they're true at that time). I weighed 138 busting out of a size 10 and 138 in a size 4. Same weight. FAR different sizes:


Same WEIGHT ON A SCALE (and I kvetch about this ALL the time, including I already did THIS AM on my blog here & my personal blog) :<
Thank you for posting detailed results of the SCALE BEING BS (as I put it, charmingly).

PS: you look GREAT and I know you feel a bazillion times better!

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IONA72 1/11/2012 2:28PM

    As always....I love your blog!

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HHB4181 1/11/2012 2:24PM

    Wow... that's amazing to see. Thanks for sharing!

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    Oh my friend you always inspire me :) :) :) :) :)

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198WORSTED 1/11/2012 2:03PM

    Thank you so much for sharing! Really helped me! I'm going to start my own picture story!

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NO_SNOW_BODY 1/11/2012 2:02PM

    loved it , keep going and keep showing us results

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    I needed to see this!!!! You always know just how to say it so we realize that the scale isn't the end all and be all. Our clothes and pics always tell a better (and nicer) story than the digital demon!!! Thanks love!

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KIMMIE-AEVIA 1/11/2012 1:35PM

    This is due to muscle and fat differing in density. 1 pound of muscle and 1 pound of fat are the same weight, however fat takes up more volume or space. Throughout your working out, you gained the lean look of muscle, not the flab look of fat. - Congratulations on your success!

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