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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.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BOOCH6 10/11/2012 6:51AM

    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

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STRONG_SARAH 10/9/2012 1:34AM

    Congratulations on the inches loss. Get a hammer, and beat the scale to pieces. You'll feel better emoticon

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 10/8/2012 8:56PM

    Congrats on the inches lost!! You can smash my scale too.

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JUDYAMK 10/8/2012 8:54PM

    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

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IWILLLOSETOO 10/8/2012 8:52PM

    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!


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