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A reality check

Friday, July 13, 2012

As I've mentioned before, I don't own a scale. Well, I didn't own a scale. I completed most of the Insanity program, without a scale. I saw changes in my body, without owning a scale. Yesterday, I bought scale. Yesterday, as I stepped on the scale, I got a major reality check. I'm still trying to wrap my head around it. Not only have I not lost any weight, I've GAINED weight, what appears to be a LOT of weight. Now, I confess, I'm not on the strictest eating plan, but I do my best to be balanced (ok not my best sometimes but pretty good compared to what I've done in my past) I did the insane workout of Insanity for nearly two months, I've been biking to and from work every day for the past month at least. My clothes are fitting better, my legs are toned and shrinking. My stomach and other various parts of my body are smoother. I even went down a pants size! Now, I realize, muscle weighs more than fat, etc. I've seen the photos, I get it. But DAMN. This is the first time it's ever been so hard to stomach. In the past, I've been losing weight, gaining muscle, the scale went down, even though sometimes not very fast, but it was a progression. Now, I feel like I'm starting over completely, like I've done something horribly wrong. Yes I've been slacking for a bit. Did I really put on over 10lbs of muscle?
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WOUBBIE 7/13/2012 12:32PM

    You are proof positive that a scale is the WORST indicator of health, wellness, fitness, or thinness!

My clothes are fitting better
My legs are toned and shrinking
My stomach and other various parts of my body are smoother
I even went down a pants size!

Would you trade ANY of that for a number on a machine?

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WOUBBIE 7/13/2012 12:29PM

    Yup.

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SCRAPPINPOLLY 7/13/2012 11:10AM

    Don't be too hard on yourself. You've gained muscle and that's a good thing.

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