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Banishing (almost) the Scale

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

I never even owned a scale in my life until four years ago, when I embarked on this weight loss adventure. I'd never gained weight and never even thought about it; thus, no need for a scale.

Okay, I bought a scale in October 2009. The scale served as one of several ways to mark the progress (or lack thereof). However, in 2013, I'll use it - maybe - twice a month to track my loss and make sure I'm going in the right direction. There comes a point when you realize how easy it would be for those numbers to drive you nuts. My famous story is how I recently varied 6 lbs in the course of a mere 4 hours!!! And that was with nothing happening in-between to affect the scale's outcome! So, I refuse to let the scale rule.

Wishing all a pleasant day.
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2WHEELEDSHARON 1/10/2013 12:07PM

    Me too!

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NORWOODGIRL 1/9/2013 9:57PM

    I don't think the scale rules me - but I am addicted to the darn thing. What I read on it each morning doesn't affect my feelings or behavior.... but I have to know the numbers! The program I am following actually wants a daily weigh in for several weeks, then reduces the readings to once a week. That is going to be difficult emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 1/9/2013 8:34PM

    this morning 157.5 was going to blog about my my pound and a half weight loss then after supper and gym got back on guess what 159 what the i quit the scale too plus what i ate before scale i coffee cocunut milk and i sugar i veggie burger i large cup of tea, 10 almonds for snack lunch was turkey one piece of cheese on 90 calorie flatbread with mustard and lettuce. and plain greek yorgurt with blueberrieswow that would make you gain two pounds lol hate hate hate the scale this after going to the gym for two weeks straight blah,lol

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NIKKICOLE83 1/9/2013 8:13PM

    I used to weigh in twice a week. Now I weigh in every other Saturday. I was just getting too emotional about the number and I have conciously decided to stop micro-managing my weight loss.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/9/2013 7:57PM

    I probably don't use my scale enough. LOL.

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CATHYGETSFIT 1/9/2013 7:25PM

    I agree completely! I think twice a year is good. Anymore than that and it can drive you insane! I think it puts more stress on us than needs to be. I read an article once about many of the SP staff. Most, if not all of them, don't use the scale. Even Coach Nicole doesn't nor SP Coach Jen. Most of them either measure or just go by how their clothes are fitting. emoticon emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 1/9/2013 2:20PM

    Spot on! I know from Science experiments that the rising and falling of barometric pressure, and the amount of humidity, can change what something appears to weigh.

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SROBERTS82 1/9/2013 11:45AM

    I agree! I can go up or down 5 lbs from day to day, and my emotions go with it! From now on I am measuring my success by the seat of my pants (literally) emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 1/9/2013 11:07AM

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LIVINGFREE19 1/9/2013 10:18AM

    So true, these scales cause so much headache and stress needlessly. We must use them sparingly to help serve its purpose.

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RACEWELLWON 1/9/2013 10:15AM

    I agree , its just a number , so many things in your body can fluctuate to make the scale read different numbers - Does not rule my life either ! Hugs K

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LOSE4LIFE47 1/9/2013 9:51AM

    The scale isn't the best way to measure our progress. It is good that you found out!!

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