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A bit down hearted.

Monday, April 02, 2012

The other day, Shawn and I walked up to the local doctor clinic where his grandparents do janitorial work after every one goes home, we thought it would be a great time to use the scale there to weight ourselves while we waited for them to get done. The scale there said I weigh 275 lbs.... my scale at home says 255. I can only imagine that the one there at the clinic would be more accurate and it also tells me that since I was last weighed at a hospital a couple months ago I havent lost a single pound. I changed my diet dramatically, cutting out sodas, coffee, T.V. dinners and cuting back on sodium, pizza, and stuff like that. Plus I've been working out a lot more so I should see some changes on the clinic scale, right? Could my scale really be off by 20 lbs?

It was heartbreaking. I felt like a failure. I've been trying really hard to lose weight and I havent lost any by what that scale told me. My clothes arent fitting any better. Nothing! I really dont feel a change. I just feel like i have to pee more since I cut back on the sodium, I have nothing to hold in water. *sigh* Seriously, how hard to I have to try ?
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  • v 2BMYOWN
    You know...if there is nothing else I can tell you, Rach, I will tell you this....don't let the numbers on a machine determine either your progress or your self-worth. This is a hard as hell journey without adding that on top of it. I used to be obsessive about weighing myself and would land in the funks when I didn't lose or gained...and all it did was derail me, big time. Don't do that to yourself. I dunno what kind of exercises you are doing, all I really do is one of Leslie Sansone's walking DVD's, her 4 mile express. Sometimes I do all 4 miles, sometimes I only do two, depends on how much time I have. I got to where I only weighed myself once a month.....I got to where I couldn't stand how the scale made me feel! Our minds try to defeat us, with all of this, and we have to stop listening to that voice that is always in our head telling us 'you're not gonna succeed at this' or 'look, you're not making any progress at all." Don't listen to that voice, and don't judge your progress by numbers. It will only knock you down, make you feel bad, and in the end, totally derail you til the next time. I fell into that pitfall, too, in a big way. I don't want to see that happen to you. Just do what you know you need to, and call it a day....and keep doing it. A fall here or there isn't gonna hurt anything. Sooner or later, your efforts will pay off, it just never does it in the timeframe we want it to. Don't let those numbers knock you off course.
    1515 days ago
  • v JADOMB
    I don't know what to tell ya. If you are being accurate and honest with your intake and doing even minimal exercise, you should be seeing some progress. As far as scales go, usually the doctors scales are calibrated and I have noticed they read higher than home scales. But 20 lbs, ??????

    All I can say is don't let this get your down. Just reassess what you are doing and make sure you are being accurate and honest. It is surprising how one can under count intake and over count exercise. I try to do the opposite and so due to other factors, probably come very close to the correct count. Yesterday I did some moderate yardwork for a couple hours but didn't count them since I also did a couple hours on the computer sitting on my butt.

    If you truly find that you are doing everything right and still not seeing any progress, then maybe you need to speak with a specialist. You may have some other issue that is messing with your metabolism. Keep the faith sweetie.
    1515 days ago
    Start weighing your portions and only take what is recommended for the serving. If it says 0.5 cup per serving, only take 0.5 cup, and so forth. Eat a balanced, healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner and only small, healthy snacks such as fruit, in between . Try to eat your meals at the same time each day and keep working out. It's hard, believe me I know, I'm going thru the same thing right now. But I have found that by eating 3 healthy meals a day and small snacks, I don't eat as much anymore at meal time, I'm feeling full quicker, and longer, and I seem to be getting more energy.
    Love ya!
    1517 days ago
    Don't give up ! you just have to make a few adjustments and it will start to come off. Pizza is bad news for me too, We eat one once a month now. We have cut out bread and eat the right amount of pasta and potatoes and rice and lots more veggies and it working well. Get the portions down and you will be amazed at what happens. Lets see what happens in the next month now. We are here for you and you will do great
    1517 days ago
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