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Friday, December 07, 2012

Everything else went pear-shaped, mind. But things started well cos I got a blog award, which always puts me in a good mood.

So anyway, train to work and I hatch a cunning plan to go to Boots and weigh myself. I know, I KNOW! I've sworn never to darken their scales again. I've abjured the humiliation and the loud voice that says 'fat woman weighing herself, come and have a laugh' when I put my 50p in the slot.

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And still the scales draw me. It's the need to know thing.


I stand there, in my stockinged feet, trying to look nonchalant, with my coat and bag and hat on the hook attached to the scales (someone thought that one out properly, didn't they?) and my shoes next to them, and wait an interminable age for the machine to spit out the little paper receipt thing that tells me my weight.

Talk about performance anxiety. Last time the scales told me I had put on five pounds.


This time they tell me I have lost five pounds.

Now, concentrate, boys and girls: not the same five pounds.

I didn't count the weigh-in that told me I had put on five pounds. This one tells me I weigh five pounds less than my official weight on SP, that is 10 pounds less than when I weighed myself on 19 November and went into a two and a half week SparkWobble.

Oh frabjous day!

Of course, I haven't lost 10 pounds since 19 November. There was as I said at the time something wrong with those scales. What the scales do tell me is that I am heading in the right direction, which is good because I have to see my doctor in a couple of weeks' time and there will be Trouble for me if I haven't lost weight. I wanted to have lost a stone, which is 14 pounds. Not sure about that.

But I'll tell you one thing. Today and yesterday I wore my size 18 trousers to work and they are not nearly as tight as they were last time I wore them.

Don't talk stretchy to me. Just don't.
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JERICHO1991 12/8/2012 3:03PM

    Heading in the right direction. A good place to be.

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FLRED12 12/8/2012 2:49PM

  The fit of your clothes can be a better indicator of your progress than the scale since muscle weighs more than fat. Great blog. emoticon

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JOHNMARTINMILES 12/8/2012 2:19PM

    Way to go

Make today a great day!

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4KWALK 12/8/2012 2:02PM

    You are a winner ChicChantel no matter what the scales in Boots spit out.

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KACEYSW 12/8/2012 1:29PM

    Every success is worth its weight in gold! Congratulations!

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MOMOSG 12/8/2012 12:37PM

    Congratulations!

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PATRICIAANN46 12/8/2012 12:35PM

  emoticon Good for YOU!!!!!

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THOMS1 12/8/2012 12:29PM

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PCASEY7 12/8/2012 12:27PM

    Great progress!

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KNYAGENYA 12/8/2012 11:55AM

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LIS193 12/8/2012 11:28AM

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Trousers are a great indicator of weight :)

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LYNCHD05 12/8/2012 11:18AM

    Co goats on the weit loss and the blog award. You keep me smiling!

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DETERMINED_ME 12/8/2012 11:17AM

    Oooh, size 18...I look forward to being there.

Congratulations on your success so far!

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NOTSOFLUFFYDAD 12/8/2012 11:08AM

    You are awesome!! emoticon

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BANDMOM2012 12/8/2012 11:07AM

    Keep moving forward, you are worth it!

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MAZDAWD50 12/8/2012 10:56AM

    Great job. emoticon

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FORMERFATGUY777 12/8/2012 10:26AM

    I find the way my clothes fit the very best indication of weight loss.

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MIMIDOT 12/8/2012 10:25AM

    Way to go! Keep blogging. I enjoy your blogs so much. I really miss them if I don't read one . Spark on!

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DAYSPRING-STAR 12/8/2012 10:13AM

    Love your sense of humor and spirit! I am thinking what an event it is for you to visit the scale. I just have mine in my bedroom so it's no big deal (well except when I'm fearing the +'s or cheering unexpected -'s!). I've thought about joining Weight Watchers just to have to commit to a public (actually they do do it discretely) weigh-in. But I love that you're getting a ticket with your weight. In my mind I imagined myself saving up those tickets in a jar and when reaching my goal, I would either shred them into confetti to toss into the air for celebration or burn them into oblivion also in celebration! What fun! Thank you for the inspiration and here's to your continued SparkJourney! emoticon

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MOMMY445 12/8/2012 9:59AM

    i'm so glad to hear that you are doing so well! have a wonderful day!

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NEWMOM20121 12/8/2012 9:57AM

    Good for you.

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NEPTUNE1939 12/8/2012 9:56AM

    Great blog - emoticon Fat is the enemy of your heart while muscle supports your heart. I switched to fat calipers and only weigh myself once a year when I shower, Earl emoticon

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KIPPER15 12/8/2012 9:39AM

    emoticon emoticon Love it when the scales give the answer I want!

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You've inspired me once again!

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LENIASTY 12/8/2012 9:31AM

    emoticon Isn't it great when the clothes and the scale agree?


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MYBABYGIRLS 12/8/2012 9:29AM

    Believe in what you see...and what you see is that the pants ARE looser! emoticon emoticon

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GINGERVISTA 12/8/2012 9:28AM

    Don't you just HATE faulty scales!!! emoticon
emoticon Now you're all set for the holidays, & hopefully all of us can remember this article: http://www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?
post=4_ways_to_eat_what_you_wan
t_during_the_holidays_without_g
aining_weight

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JANEMARIE77 12/8/2012 9:10AM

    oh way to go woo hoo emoticon

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KANDOLAKER 12/8/2012 9:01AM

    Excellent - keep it up!

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DNRAE1 12/8/2012 8:35AM

    You are doing a fantastic, inspiring, wonderiffic job! Congratulations on the blog award and the size 18 pants fitting better! You'll be in 16's before you know it! I've been looking at the thrift shops for clothing since buying new clothes gets expensive.

Have a great day!

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NELLJONES 12/8/2012 8:33AM

    Not only did you lose 5 pounds (joy #1) but you KNOW HOW YOU DID IT!!! You have found that secret you have been looking for for so long!!

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GINA180847 12/8/2012 8:28AM

    Excellent progress!

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OFGREENGABLES 12/8/2012 8:24AM

    i love all your blogs, but this one especially!

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JIBBIE49 12/8/2012 8:17AM

    How wonderful it is to see you featured once again in the Spark mail. What an inspiration you are to others.

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BLACK741 12/8/2012 7:56AM

    As always great job both on the blog and the weight loss!

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CFMOSS 12/8/2012 7:43AM

    Smiles. Scales are ornery - way to go.

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