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Got on scale at wrong time.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

I made the mistake of getting on scale at the wrong time. It was at the end of day after late dinner. Not my usual weigh in time. I just wanted some validation that I was doing well on my journey. Needless to say not something I would recommend. The scale did not tell me what I wanted to see; wasn't even going in the right direction.

I was quite frustration and ready to throw in the towel. I should know better! I really piled on the negative talk! I took a moment to search Weight Gain on Sparkpeople. There were plenty of articles and postings about the frustrating adventure. Explain this is normal with exercise and gaining muscle. Suggestions to drink water and monitor food consumption. Some blogs I read commented and had pictures to prove that scale number is not the only thing to use for validation. Pictures were good to see. Although scale the same or higher, they looked healthier.

This is just what I needed to stay focus. Looking back I have meeting exercise goals. Up to 2 mile walk. emoticon My goal is to also eat healthier. Drinking 8 cups of water and 4-5 servings of fruits and veggies. emoticon

I occasionally look at where I started from. Food portions and calories have improved. Exercise more regular. Back pain is not constant and don't always wake up stiff. Feeling more energized and confident. Few clothes are fitting better. (Why is it that my bra is fitting better? I have to say I do not want to lose there.) All these should validate that I am on the right track, I need to change my mindset!

Thanks Sparkpeople! emoticon
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    Depends on where the bra is fitting better. I haven't lost much at all right there, but I have less overhang at the sides (armpits), the straps fit more comfortably on my shoulders, and the band size keeps going down.

    I definitely weigh more in the evening than in the morning. Just to test this I once weighed right before going to sleep and immediately on waking up. With absolutely no other changes, I "lost" 2.5 pounds over night. Food has a physical weight, so if we eat before weighing, our body has not digested it yet and we weigh that much more. (Eat a 1/4-pound steak and weigh 1/4-pound more ... not one bit of that "gain" is excess fat at that moment.)
    1832 days ago
    Perhaps it wasn't going in the right direction but now you have the incentive to make it go the other way. You're right the scale isn't everything but it is a good place to start. Gotta make it your buddy - hang in there....................Naki
    1833 days ago
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