I want to smash my scale to bits...

Monday, October 08, 2012

Because it is such a useless tool when it comes to calculating progress (at least for me). I gained 0.2lbs after a week of generally good eating (I did indulge for a birthday but not as much as I usually do) and exercising everyday. I was disappointed when I stepped on the scale today but then I went and took my measurements and lo and behold they tell a completely different story.

In inches...
Bust: 37.25 (this was the only one that went up, probably due to pesky hormones)
Natural Waist (smallest part): 30
Lower Waist (bellybutton): 35
Hips: 40
Upper Arm: 13.50
Forearm: 11
Thigh: 24
Calf: 14.75

Just so you don't have to look at my past entry for comparison, I will tell you that I lost half an inch each from my natural waist, hips and thighs. A WHOLE inch from my lower waist and a quarter of an inch from my forearms and upper arms yet I've only lost a little over 1lb throughout these past 3 weeks. I'm not sure what to do with the weighing thing. Should I just give it up all-together? Only weigh in once a month? It's really frustrating me.
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  • BOOCH6
    I'm with the girls, don't get rid of the scale all together, but put it aside for awhile and keep taking measurements ! Great job on the inces lost ! I'm going to get my tape measure out. I haven't done that for awhile ! Keep up the good work !

    - Barb
    1929 days ago
    Congratulations on the inches loss. Get a hammer, and beat the scale to pieces. You'll feel better emoticon
    1931 days ago
    Congrats on the inches lost!! You can smash my scale too.
    1932 days ago
    The scale has nothing to do with your gaining . Days are different & the times of the day you weigh your self. I do not rely on it. When I lost before the scale barley budged, but I kept at the work outs & eating healthy, I noticed my pants were loser my tops not snug, the scale was not the story , I measured & wow did I lose the inches My good old cloth measuring tape was my buddy!!!! Do not give up do not let it beat you . You are in control. Kick the emoticon aside & use the good old tape measure. Maybe you need to mix things up with working out. & change things Take care
    1932 days ago
    I really need to start measuring! I'm frustrated with the scale as well, but I can't help but get on it every morning. Thanks for this reminder that pounds don't always equal fat loss!

    1932 days ago
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