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A Bad Weigh In and SASS

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Since I wasn't around for the start of SASS, I've decided to jump in on the challenge anyways and just keep a tracker in my blog! emoticon Go Bahama Mamas! emoticon

I moved to a new apartment in February, which means I lost access to my old roommate's scale, and the gym here doesn't provide scales in the bathroom. However, I was informed that there was a scale in the trainers' offices, and you need to ask them to use it, which was just very strange for me. Even in a gym locker room, weighing myself is a very private experience. Here is Turkey however, it seems much more culturally acceptable to discuss weight and to weigh yourself publicly (there are people on the streets who keep a scale and you pay them 50 cents to weigh yourself)

It took me three days to even convince myself to walk into the trainer's office. I felt like I was going to be judged for me overweight, and, unfortunately, I was kind of right. It turns out it wasn't just a scale, it was one of those intense body fat measuring machines. The trainer stands there and the scale sends all of this data to his computer. I know it will be a nice comparison as I continue this getting-healthy journey, but it took a ton of courage for me to even ask the trainer to use the scale. I was NOT mentally prepared for seeing how much fat each of my arms and legs had, and I was really not prepared for him to see. Moreover, once it was done, the trainer said "bad," first in Turkish, then in English, and was intensely studying this highlighted computerized body scan the machine produced muttering comments about my weight in Turkish (which I could understand). It made me feel absolutely awful about myself. I was clearly in the gym, working out, it took a lot of courage for me to even ask to use the scale, and then to receive negative commentary just REALLY angered me. I grabbed the measurement and basically fled the gym, trying not to cry. First thing on my to-do list is scale shopping. I did lose weight from the last time I weighed myself in February, which IS great, but I just couldn't really enjoy the victory....

Anways, on to the SASS tracker and the results from my body fat scan:

Coincidentally, I was already trying to get back into a vitamin-mode when this challenge came up. I take a multi-vitamin every day, and I also take these vegan algae pills to get omega-3s. If the thought of fish oil disgusts any of you, check on vegan alternatives (I use the Deva brand)

BMI: 31.8 (obese)
BMR: 1466 kcal
Fat Percent: 40.9% (ideal 21 - 33)

SASS Tracker:
SUMMARY STATS
Sparkpeople Username: Yismet
Real Name: Lauren
Challenge Starting Weight (Your weight on 03.03.2012): about 180ish
Long-Term Goal Weight (in pounds): 130
Challenge Goal Weight (in pounds): 159


WEIGH INS:

Week 6 - 04.15.2012: 172 pounds
Week 7 - 04.22.2012:
Week 8 - 04.29.2012:
Week 9 - 05.06.2012:
Week 10- 05.13.2012:
Week 11- 05.20.2012:
Week 12- 05.27.2012:
Week 13- 06.03.2012:
Week 14- 06.10.2012:
Week 15- 06.17.2012:
Week 16- 06.24.2012:
Week 17- 07.01.2012:


CHALLENGE POINTS:

Week 7 - 04.22.2012: 60 points (cardio and nutrition)
Week 8 - 04.29.2012:
Week 9 - 05.06.2012:
Week 10- 05.13.2012:
Week 11- 05.20.2012:
Week 12- 05.27.2012:
Week 13- 06.03.2012:
Week 14- 06.10.2012:
Week 15- 06.17.2012:
Week 16- 06.24.2012:
Week 17- 07.01.2012:



Week 8 (04.29.2012): Total Inches: ___
Bust :___ Hips:___ Waist: ___
Right Arm:___ Right Thigh:___ Right Calf:___

Week 17 (07.01.2012): Total Inches: ___
Bust :___ Hips:___ Waist: ___
Right Arm:___ Right Thigh:___ Right Calf:___
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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SKIPSIDE 4/22/2012 7:29PM

    Scale shopping sounds like a great stress reduction plan.
You've made great progress so far this year. Keep up the good work...
then go back leaner and meaner in six months and blow his little computer's brain out. Ah, sweet revenge emoticon

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JCARDINAL 4/22/2012 3:49PM

    What a jerk!! I'm glad you didn't let him derail your goals. Great job Lauren!!

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LOSINGITNOW11 4/22/2012 12:33PM

    I hate that you had such a bad experience and am with KROLES55. I would let management know how rudely he treated you. Even if weight is more freely spoken about in Turkey, it doesn't mean you have to be negative and put someone down about it.
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Congratulations on your weigh in for SASS. Keep up the good work, and know the Mamas are here for you!!
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Comment edited on: 4/22/2012 12:33:54 PM

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KROLES55 4/22/2012 7:36AM

    I am so sorry that you had a bad experience. I would definitely be doing some scale shopping. If it was me I would either write a letter or advised management of the personal trainer poor interpersonal & customer service skills.

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SARASMILING 4/22/2012 6:27AM

    I am SO sorry you had to deal with that!! I hate that. I want to punch him for you.
I'm going to have to look into those algae pills. Thanks for the tip!
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EGYPTFREAK 4/21/2012 8:56PM

    Wow. I would have fled too. great job though keeping your head high and moving forward. I am right where you are now so I'd love to follow and meet the same goals alongside with you :)

emoticon : Spark buddy to do all this with!

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RYDERB 4/21/2012 6:24PM

    Way to go Lauren! Congratulations on facing your scale fear! I'm so sorry that trainer was so rude to you. We have a link on our Bahama Mama team page to a website that will help you figure out body fat by using some Body measurements. I know it's not completely accurate but neither is the method he used because how hydrated you are or aren't changes the results. Great job this week! emoticon

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