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The Scale Can Be So Depressing

Monday, November 26, 2012

Intellectually I know, there are many ways to measure your weight loss success other than the scale. But that number gets me every time! I want what I have deemed the "perfect" number for me. Sometimes I go through stages of weighing myself every day at the same time, sometimes I weigh myself once in the middle of the week, and sometimes I go through long periods (months) of avoiding it like the plague. When I hit a good number I am so motivated and when it is bigger than expected I am devastated. On the positive side that despite how I feel when I have that awful weigh in, I have been staying with my plan and not giving up. One of these days I am going to hit my number or maybe realize the number I deemed "perfect" isn't so perfect for me. Either way I know I will feel great!
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MARYHENNIG 11/26/2012 9:03PM

  I love to weigh myself every day, first thing in the morning. When the numbers go down, I feel great, and it helps me to stay on track that day. When the numbers go up, I feel bad for a second or two, but that motivates me to do more exercises that day.

When I was at my highest weight, my husband would roll his eyes at me when I ate. He stopped doing that now. He has not mentioned that he's noticed my weight loss or congratulated me on my efforts, but I've heard from friends that he has mentioned it to them. That is one big thing that tells me I am on the right track. I did not put my weight on in just one year. It went on gradually, and will come off the same way. I can deal with that.

My goal is to get a flat stomach once again...whatever weight that gets me to. Want to look good in bikini panties. Not just fit into them.

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