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No Scale. Scale. No Scale. Scale.

Friday, April 06, 2012

No Scale. Until I began this healthy lifestyle adventure, I didn't own a scale. Never needed to. Then, about seven years ago, many factors started adding bulk to my bones - overwork, less activity, hormonal changes, stress, etc. Suddenly, for the first time in my life, I was fat. (no, not fluffy)

Scale. About four years ago, I bought my first scale and began the weekly weigh-ins to keep track of my progress. After 31 lbs down, I hit what I call a forever plateau. No matter what I've tried or changed, nothing budged to lower numbers.

No Scale. About a year ago, as a result of the plateau, I thought I'd do fine just maintaining for awhile so I forgot about the scale. Never did let it rule my psyche although it can tend to start to dominate consciousness if I let it. However, I've decided to kickstart my regimen again to get this last chunk of about 20 off my bones. Gotta gotta gotta do it. Gonna gonna gonna do it.

Scale. Two days ago, braced myself and got on the scale. Even though I've maintained the same size clothing, I told myself not to start this numbers game again that can mess with my head when losing weight and just let it be. Whatever the number on the scale, that's my new starting point. It wasn't as bad as it could have been.

So, I'm back to weekly weigh-ins, which will be on Thursdays or Fridays. Having the scale back in my life will keep me on track.

Wishing all a good day. (p.s. My yard saga goes on with more drama, as I posted yesterday. Guess this is going to be one of those issues that produce stress before it's resolved. Not going to let it get the better of me.)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/10/2012 7:38AM

    Just do what works best for you. emoticon

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    It seems like we each have to find our own balance (pun intended) when we come to the scale. I find that I gain weight if I don't weigh myself regularly, but my mom has never owned a scale and goes by clothing size. I don't think it matters one weigh or the's just whatever works best for the individual.

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FLORIDASUN 4/8/2012 8:11AM

    Yep...the scale does tend to rule our psyche doesn't it? I weigh myself once a week. If I don't like the number I resolve to do better on my tracking. My tracking is a WAY better indicator of where I've been and what I should be doing calorie wise. It's time consuming but I'm learning to add in my favorites and make my groupings...we seem to achieve by the effort we put into things. You are doing GREAT my friend! I'm soooo thrilled for your successes! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 4/8/2012 12:31AM

    I don't like to weigh every day because it just downs my mood if i haven't lost anything or if I gained a little.
Everybody does what works for them though.

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KANOE10 4/6/2012 1:14PM

    I weigh everyday also. I need the feedback! Gald you are back on track and good luck with that scale!

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NATPLUMMER 4/6/2012 12:36PM

    It's good to get feedback from the scale every once in a while.

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 4/6/2012 10:07AM

  I hate and detest scales because they do tend to rule my mind, will and emotions.

They tend to meke me over eat and to loose my want to, so, I understand where you are coming from.

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SHERYLDS 4/6/2012 9:47AM

    I weigh every day....scales are just another form of feedback.
Have a great weekend

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