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Fear of the Scale

Friday, October 05, 2012

Tomorrow is my weigh in, my goal is to weigh 190lbs, and Iím rather worried. Yes, I have done my usual workouts all week and Iíve been following the nutrition and calorie guides both of which have kept me successful in the past. But after last weekís inactivity, due to my bike accident, Iím rather worried about this weekís results.

On Wednesdays I usually either weigh myself or measure something just as a boost during the week to keep myself on track for the ďbigĒ weigh in on Sat. However, this week I chose to measure my hips. As of Wed. my hips are the same size as the previous week.

Logic tells me that I will not lose weight evenly; I may lose more weight in my belly one week and more in my thighs the next. And I should focus on the all over picture and not fixate on the details.

But that nagging, negative voice has me worried that my week off the bike is going to put me back and that Iím not going to have the results Iím looking for. Iím worried that my conviction may waver or Iíll become disheartened.

I realize all of this is irrational, and that even if I donít meet my goal Iím not going to give up. Iím just frustrated with the fact that itís so hard to build muscle and lose weight and so easy to lose muscle and gain.
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JAYNINNE 10/5/2012 1:49PM

    Any progress is better than no progress at all. If you don't make your goal, celebrate the progress that you have made anyway. And if the scale doesn't show you progress, celebrate the progress in your lifestyle. Your efforts are not for naught. You ARE healthier than if you were making no effort at all. That deserves kudos. Give yourself a pat on the back.

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STUDLEEJOE 10/5/2012 1:06PM

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