Forget the scale
Sunday, January 15, 2012
The scale was up again yesterday for my Winter 5% weigh in (sorry Teddies, I thought I had posted it but was mistaken). Actually up .7 above my start weight for this challenge. I've been focusing on strength training now as my goal is to be firm and fit without any jiggles!
Noticed that lots of Teddies have weight that is either staying the same (plateau) or up a bit and I DON'T WANT YOU TO GET DISCOURAGED!! It's not the number on the scale that is the only measure of the progress we've made and continue to make! Take your measurements each month to chart inches lost. Notice how much easier it is to do that 40 minutes on the treadmill. Congratulate yourself when you eat more freggies or try a new healthy food.
JAZZEJR shared this blog with me and with some of you and I think it's really worth passing it along again. This shows that it's NOT the scale that matters. I'm about 135 lbs but have gotten to a size 4/6. Being in shape is more important to me than weighing 128 (which is my dream weight.) After a year on SP, I just don't care about that number anymore!
I encourage you all to look at the pictures from the blog that I have included in a link. That tells the important story. Don't give up if the scale isn't moving; keep going and you'll see results!!